ALBUQUERQUE AREA INDIAN HEALTH BOARD
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Research Assistant (Temporary Part-Time 0.5 FTE)
REPORTS TO: AASTEC Director
LOCATION: AAIHB, Albuquerque
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: NA
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Research Assistant (RA) will work with the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC). The RA will assist AASTEC Staff in surveillance, community assessments, research, and technical assistance activities; conduct literature searches and compile bibliographies; organize programmatic material and maintain project files; and contribute to the development of program initiatives. Specific activities will provide the RA with excellent opportunities to further develop his/her research and other public health skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assist with data entry, management and analysis using EpiInfo, SAS, STATA, SPSS, MS Excel and MS Access.
· Assist in data collection.
· Assist with preparation of research protocols.
· Assist with preparation of data and analyses for meetings with Tribal Chairmen, Tribal health Directors, Tribal Health Boards, Tribal Councils, and AASTEC Executive and Advisory Councils.
· Assist in the development of data collection tools, study design and methodologies.
· Assist in writing and submitting progress reports, final reports, grant renewals, grant proposals or any other report requested by the senior staff director.
· Assist with assessing American Indian data at local, tribal, state, regional, and national levels.
· Perform descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
· Display professional conduct in all business dealings.
· Maintain confidential information.
· Maintain a clean organized office environment.
· Exhibit behavior that reflects the highest level of integrity and impartiality.
· Abide by the AAIHB policies, procedures and structure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Proficient with Microsoft Office Professional, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and EpiInfo software packages preferred.
· High degree of professionalism and sensitivity to diverse cultures.
· Excellent writing and editing skills.
· Flexibility and ability to work well in a team environment.
· Excellent information research skills, including knowledge of library databases, e.g.Medline and PubMed.
· High degree of sensitivity to issues of privacy and confidentiality.
· Knowledge of research methods and study designs.
· Knowledgeable of requirements to ensure protection of human subjects in research.
· Ability to demonstrate discretion, tact, knowledge, judgment, and overall ability in working effectively with federal, tribal and other professionals.
· Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree preferably in a health related filed, biostatistics, public health, or community health.
· Two years experience as a research assistant preferred.
· Must have experience with database development, data collection, data entry, and statistical analyses.
· High organized and able to carry out all responsibilities of the position with minimal day to day supervision.
· Must be sensitive to cross-cultural differences, and able to work effectively within their context.
· Local travel is moderately required. Overnight travel outside of the area is occasionally required.
· Completion of a background check is required.
WORK CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
· Work is performed in a typical interior/office environment.
· Frequently involves sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
· Occasionally involves light work, such as exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force and/or negligible amount of force to move objects.
· Requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.
· Repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
· Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
· Standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
· Ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
· Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally.
· Stooping which entail the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
· Infrequently requires crouching.
Qualified American Indian applicants will be given preference in accordance with the exemption provided under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: Send CV/Resume, professional references and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Delrae Peterson, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc., 5015 Prospect Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. No phone calls.
For best consideration, please forward all application materials by December 31st, 2012.