The purpose of this position is to provide research assistance related to a number of projects on opioid abuse and the broader social determinants of health. Specifically, these projects will focus on the role that health care systems, and specifically hospitals, play in addressing pertinent health needs in their surrounding communities. The research assistant will provide support for all phases of the research project, including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, reviews of the literature and manuscript development, and peer-reviewed journal submission.
-Conducting literature reviews: The research assistant will be responsible for evaluating current literature related to hospital and health system strategies to address opioid abuse and/or the social determinants of health. Following this evaluation, the assistant will draft summaries of individual articles and draft a narrative of current knowledge on each subject area.
-Study recruitment and data collection: The research assistant will support the collection of qualitative data by helping to schedule qualitative interviews with hospital personnel and community stakeholders, conducting interviews, and sending audio files out for transcription.
-Dataset construction: The research assistant will analyze existing reports that hospitals and health care systems file and enter both qualitative and quantitative information into a new dataset for secondary data analysis.
-Manuscript development and submission: The research assistant will assist with drafting manuscripts, formatting references, and completing peer-reviewed journal submission. Depending on the interest and level of involvement, there is an opportunity to participate as an author on some publications.
-Bachelor’s degree in social science or humanities field -1 year of work related experience -Knowledge of office programs, word, excel, power point, and outlook -Good communication skills both written and verbal -Ability for work under pressure and meet deadlines -Detail oriented -Able to multi-task -Strong organizational skills and time management skills
-Masters’s degree in social science or humanities field -2 years of work related experience
Planning Unit: Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department: COM-Social Medicine
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Susan Lachman, email@example.com/740-593-2545
Employment Type: Part-Time Regular
Commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: 33487
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