Essential Functions: Essential Functions:Serve as a Research Assistant/data assistant on multiple research/evaluation initiatives at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. Assist with collection, plus enter, clean, code, and verify data on multiple data sets including administrative data sets from the State of Michigan and local counties (i.e. Medicaid data, Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan State Police, State Court Administrators Office, County Jails, etc.).Track and manage data files.Assist with scheduling, note taking, and transcription of qualitative interviews. Conduct descriptive and bivariate data analyses. Assist in the preparation of evaluation/research reports.Prepare timely, clear, and concise project updates. Participate in team meetings. Participate in one-on-one meetings with principle investigator, other team members, and research participants. Participate in grant-writing activities by conducting literature reviews.Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor's degree in a social science field (social work, psychology, criminal justice, or urban studies), Master's degree preferred. Experience working on social science research projects, preference given to those with criminal justice research experience. Experience working with administrative data sets from the State of Michigan and local counties (i.e. Medicaid data, Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan State Police, State Court Administrators Office, County Jails, etc.) is preferred.Knowledge of the criminal justice, community mental health, and substance abuse treatment systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals, and outcomes) is preferred. Capable to assist systems' stakeholders in cross-systems data integration to track research outcomes. Ability to work independently, by appropriately allocating time to achieve project tasks/goals and communicating with supervisors regularly and as needed. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and SPSS and ability to learn computer applications quickly.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Reliable transportation to attend meetings and work from campus office or data collection sites.
Internal Number: 76_208962
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