Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences is seeking a Research Specialist, Senior to design and implement epidemiological research in the area of transgender health. The Research Specialist, Senior will work closely with faculty in the UVA Center for Behavioral Health and Technology (CBHT) in the Dept. of Psychiatry as well as with faculty from the Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences. The Research Specialist, Senior will work closely with faculty to assist in survey research design and provide expert consultation, technical, and scientific support for investigators, and assist in outreach and training activities. In addition, the Research Specialist, Senior will conduct research to understand population issues using a variety of means to collate the necessary information, including questionnaires, interviews and outreach to key informants, review and critique reports and analyses of other researchers and conduct ongoing, periodic, and final analyses of data using specialized techniques and programming, and write and collaborate with other researchers on manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications of research findings.
Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in public health or related field and experience with transgender health such as advocacy, research, and project management. The successful candidate will also have substantial experience with field survey methodology and relevant experience conducting data analysis, manuscript writing, and providing biostatistical assistance to researchers. Experience gained as a student or volunteer during coursework will be considered.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree in public health or related field
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience with transgender health such as advocacy, research, and project management is required. The successful candidate will also have substantial experience with field survey methodology. Relevant experience conducting data analysis, manuscript writing, biostatistical assistance to researchers is also required. Experience gained as a student or volunteer during coursework will be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1.Ability to plan complex information and provide specialized advice. 2.Ability to manage activities of teams or programs. 3.Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication to liaise with a variety of people. 4.Proven ability to clearly articulate specific information. 5.Demonstrated ability to think critically. 6.Ability to combine a high degree of technical knowledge with creativity.
Required Computer Applications: Basic understanding of SPSS and similar statistical programs.
Internal Number: 353_83850
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.