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 Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) is seeking a full-time Research Aide to provide support for policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) integrated research/ extension projects underway in the Food Nutrition Education in Communities group led by Jamie Dollahite. For more information on FNEC, see: http://fnec.cornell.edu/. The PSE research and extension efforts are designed to increase access to healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in community settings in order to complement federal nutrition education programs focusing on underserved populations (e.g. ethnically diverse, urban, rural, and low-income families).
Responsibilities include data collection and management (e.g., conducting literature reviews; contributing to development of data collection tools; conducting site visits to perform surveys and interviews; coding qualitative data; developing and maintaining organizational systems for PSE project data; and generating reports), as well as administrative support, e.g., coordinating meetings, communication, and travel; assisting with preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications; and preparing and formatting documents.
The successful applicant will provide administrative and data collection and management support for projects conducted across New York State by the Cornell campus team and community partners including Cooperative Extension associations delivering EFNEP and SNAP-Ed. This position requires a flexible schedule with occasional in-state travel.
This appointment is a one-year appointment (end date 9/30/2018) with a possibility of renewal depending upon available work, funding availability and satisfactory job performance.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will begin as soon as possible. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume complete and two and two writing samples (can be formal or informal). Multiple documents can be submitted or one pdf.
Requirements: Associates degree with two years' relevant experience in nutrition or public health, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge about community health interventions. Very strong editing, writing, and oral communication skills required. Ability to work independently, with high level organizational and time management skills required. Ability to work in a team environment. Experience in library research and familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis methods. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and reference management software (e.g. Endnote, Zotero, or Mendeley). Valid US driver's license.
Preferred: Bachelor's degree in related field. Public health/community experience, including work with Cooperative Extension or other community health agencies. Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methodology and analysis, including software (e.g. Qualtrics, SPSS, Atlas.ti).
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