Research Professional 2

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Classification:Research Professional 2
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Coll of Business & Public Policy
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) studies social and economic conditions in Alaska and provides unbiased information and research to inform public and private decisions. ISER is seeking to hire a term, part time research professional (RP) to work with ISER and DHSS staff on evaluations of grant programs addressing the opioid crisis. The job is initially through June 30, 2018 with the potential to continue, dependent on grant funding.

Duties:

10Carry out survey and focus group research. Independently conduct interviews, administer surveys, facilitate focus groups, tabulate and report results.Essential
10Draft sections of reports and literature reviews.Essential
20Assist with data analysis, quarterly and annual reporting of indicators, client-level data submission to CDC, and other tasks as detailed in the drug overdose morbidity and mortality dissemination plan. This includes: AKVDRS case validation and other aspects of the surveillance quality assurance and evaluation. Maintaining law enforcement communication database and logging of requested reports for identified cases. Conducting quality control check by reviewing complete abstracts, and double-checking for accuracy of all coding.Essential
30Conduct data abstraction from National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) data per CDC guidance and following quality assurance guidelines. Deal with many complex medical-legal documents, varying in length from a few pages to several hundred depending on the document source. Information abstracted may include victim circumstances, environment factors, factors associated with high risk populations, and other surveillance variables of state-specific interest for identification and for coding.Essential
30Under general guidance of RP3, collect and orgnaize data and indicators for the DDPI/PIA Evaluation. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using a variety of software (e.g. SPSS, Atlas, Excel).Work independently to collect, organize, and code data. Tasks include combining datasets from different sources, checking for data errors, correcting errors, and carefully documenting work. Use Excel or similar statistical software.Essential

Research Professional – Abstractor and Evaluator

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) studies social and economic conditions in Alaska and provides unbiased information and research to inform public and private decisions.  ISER is seeking to hire a term, part time research professional (RP) to work with ISER and DHSS staff on evaluations of grant programs addressing the opioid crisis. The job is initially through June 30, 2018 with the potential to continue, dependent on grant funding.

This RP will:

conduct data abstraction from National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Conduct AKVDRS case validation, assurance and evaluation

conduct focus group and interview data collection

assist with data management and analysis

assist with quarterly and annual reporting of indicators

maintain law enforcement communication database

draft sections of reports

 

Qualifications:

 

Ability to extract and report summary data from complex data sets; clearly communicate technical material to a general audience through written material, charts, graphs, and presentations; construct and manage large databases; assist with surveys and focus groups.

 

Knowledge of human subjects protection, medical and legal terminology, of forensics; and of methods and terminology used in crime investigation

 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in medical, law enforcement, or related field, and at least one year of applied research experience. May substitute relevant graduate education for experience.

 

 

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination

 

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