The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to improve lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social, and built environments. Faculty, students, and staff explore the human dimensions of social and natural sciences, design, nutrition and health, public policy, society, family, community, and other realms-all in pursuit of knowledge to make the world a better place. Using Cornell's far-reaching extension network and the college's translational research methods, we deliver our findings directly to communities and families, ensuring that our work reaches those who need it most.
The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) has an immediate opening for a research aide to provide research support to the Director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) and the BCTR. A resource since 1988, the NDCAN promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:
Preparing documents for the NDCAN Contracting Office's Representative.
Assisting the Project Manager with all aspects of research related to the position for the NDCAN.
Preparing literature reviews and reading academic research.
Conducting preliminary data analyses.
Designing tables and figures for presentations and publications.
Working with research partners (e.g., the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for research on family incarceration and the child welfare system for the Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.
For more information on NDCAN, go to: https://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/. BCTR information: http://www.bctr.cornell.edu/.
This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal.
1.Associate's degree insocial sciences or computer science, plus minimum 1 year of work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with social science research methods or computer science.
2.Ability to conduct and write literature reviews and contribute to project reports
3.Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and manage time, allocating attention to detail appropriately.
4.Intellectually curious and motivated to expand learning
5.Experience in collaborating and working with diverse teams -- ability to coordinate multiple project components and communicate with multiple participants in different locations
6.Excellent written and oral communication skills.
7.Familiarity with quantitative research methods, or a strong interest in gaining a familiarity in these methods.
8. Experience with administrative and clerical duties including managing files and records, formatting data collection forms, and maintaining and distributing meeting minutes
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experiencing using statistical analysis programs (e.g., Stata, R) is strongly preferred, as is basic programming. Experience with bibliographic software. Experience with data management, and use of data for scientific presentations and manuscripts.
Typically lifts less than 10 pounds
Limited Exposure to Hazards
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