Assistant/Associate Specialist - The Division of Community Health Sciences - School of Public Health
Position: Assistant/Associate Specialist - Community Health Sciences -School of Public Health Location: University of California, Berkeley, CA Salary: $53,300.00 to $66,000.00 Start date: June 01, 2021
The Divison of Community Health Sciences with the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant or Associate Specialist, in the area of youth physical activity, nutrition, and obesity prevention, at 100% time, with an expected start date of June 01, 2021.
We are seeking an Assistant or Asscoiate Specialist with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis experience to support work in our community-based research lab focused on programs and policies to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce health disparities among youth and at-risk communities. The incumbent will manage and oversee activities for multiple ongoing school- and community-based projects related to reducing health disparities, including, but not limited to 1) assessment of policies related to reduced sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, and 2) school physical education programs. The incumbent will work on all stages of research, including IRB application preparation; literature reviews; development and execution of study protocols; data entry, cleaning, and management; basic statistical analysis; report and table generation; manuscript preparation; and data dissemination.
Basic Qualifications (required at time of application):
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree)
Master's degree in Public Health
Minimum of 2 years experience in academic research or community-based evaluation
Proficiency with Stata statistical software package
Exceptional organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication
Strong problem-solving skills
Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work collaboratively
Experience in qualitative research skills, including experience conducting focus groups/interviews and facility with qualitative data analysis software (i.e. NVivo, Dedoose, etc.)
Experience with primary data collection
Experience working with youth, schools, and or school communities
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
Ability to work remotely and independently, as needed
The position will remain open until filled. The initial appointment is a full-time position at 100% time for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal, contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
Professional Researchers are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) local (5810).
Letters of reference may be solicited for finalists.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status, for the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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