HJF is seeking a Research Data Associate to support the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) within the Military and Emergency Medicine (MEM) Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CHAMP/MEM.
The incumbent will work with the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory (IPRL) in a research and data management role supporting large prospective cohort studies assessing health and performance in military Service Members. The Injury Prevention Research Laboratory (IPRL) focuses on evidence-based clinical research to guide the development of injury prediction and prevention programs for musculoskeletal injury in military populations. The Research Data Associate is a key member of the research study team and should be able to work collaboratively with the principal investigator and other study personnel. Productive decision-making with moderate guidance is expected. The Research Data Associate will be charged with identifying routine obstacles and developing solutions autonomously. The Research Data Associate will learn and train using R software (or similar software) and/or MS SQL to import, clean, and transform raw data with the purpose of preparing a dataset for storage in a database and statistical analysis by the biostatistician.
- Assists PI and Project Manager in development of materials and tools required for the seamless conduct of research, including coordination of database planning, data processing, and data management. Abides by appropriate maintenance of study records in accordance with University, IRB, and Department of Defense regulations.
- Participates in research project planning with respect to database needs; anticipates database structure to support project goals.
- Assists the Biostatistician in deciding on database structures best suited for housing the types of data collected to align with planned and unplanned data analyses.
- Assists in the development data collection methods to improve data processing, cleaning, and database maintenance procedures.
- Proficiency with SPSS and/or other statistical packages; proficiency with applying basic statistical techniques and comprehension of statistical findings.
- As desired, assist with the preparation of abstracts and peer-reviewed research publications.
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong MS Excel skills.
- Proficiency in importing, cleaning, and/or transforming raw data for the purpose of preparing a dataset for storage in a database.
- Ability to investigate data issues and participate in remediation activities.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Statistical and data analysis experience is preferred to assist gathering and solving data quality issues.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in allied health field such as public health, kinesiology or related field required. Master’s degree is preferred.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of relevant work experience required.
Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required to research sites (Camp LeJeune, Camp Pendleton and NAVAIR) to assist with data collection.
Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
- 3 - 5 years: 3-5 years of relevant work experience required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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