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Graduate Research Assistant , Emory Prevention Research Center

Position Description

The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) seeks 2 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (15-20 hours/week). The position includes the opportunity to work on Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1, an environmental change intervention designed to prevent weight gain among adults by decreasing energy intake. This intervention is designed to guide families into creating healthier home environments that support healthy eating. GRA tasks include data collection via telephone interviews, data entry, and other duties as needed. 

 

Background

The EPRC conducts research and evaluation on chronic disease prevention and promotes evidence-based cancer prevention and control. The research and activities of the EPRC are planned with the participation and input of our community partners, in the spirit of community-based participatory research. Our cancer projects are funded by NCI and the CDC to promote the use of evidence-based cancer prevention practices. Click here for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available here.

 

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control.

Preferred

  • Prior work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Excel, Access, online survey software, or SPSS a plus. Experience with qualitative data collection, quantitative data collection, and 24-hour dietary recalls is a plus.

 

Other Information 

  • Compensation:  GRA level salary ($13.50/hour)
  • Schedule requirements/preferences:  Availability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends included, for 15-20 hours per week.
  •  Start Date: April 2021

 

How to Apply 

  • Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
  • Send resume and cover letter by email to: Clarisa Hernandez, Emory Prevention Research Center at  cherna9 [at] emory [dot] edu

GRA – Correctional Healthcare EPI, RSPH

***This position is available for non-REAL students***

 

Description 

Dr. Spaulding is actively looking for a Graduate Research Assistant to join our team at the Center for the Health of Incarcerated Persons. The Emory University Center for the Health of Incarcerated Persons (CHIP) exists to improve the health of those passing through correctional facilities internationally ( e.g., Haiti/Caribbean), Georgia, and elsewhere in the U.S. (e.g., Washington D.C. ). It encourages the conduct of ethically responsible and scientifically rigorous health research in prisons, jails and post-incarceration settings. CHIP also promotes collaboration among researchers with an interest in correctional health. Persons in correctional systems are some of the most vulnerable members of society, who are often beyond the reach of the jurisdiction’s existing medical system. The Center is an interactive community that enhances collaboration between academic investigators, students, correctional institutions, community based organizations, healthcare professionals, previously or currently incarcerated persons, and others with an interest in correctional health care to address the public health needs of this vulnerable group. The work mainly focuses on HIV and Hepatitis C. The Center is directed by Anne C. Spaulding, MD, MPH.

 

Skills and Experience

Candidate must be a self-starter, work well in team settings, and have the ability to work independently. The following skills may be employed: survey administration, analysis, literature searches, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Strong interpersonal and writing skills are required. Prefer entering graduate students in public health or rising second year graduate students in public health, with good quantitative skills, an ability to write and knowledge of data management. REAL recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in R is preferred. A student who has completed a correctional health course such as EPI 523 with an interest in infectious disease epidemiology and/or criminal justice system is a plus. 

 

Responsibilities 

Assist the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator with the daily management of correctional health research projects. Duties include: data management and analyses, literature searches, light clerical duties, and other related duties. The position specifically focuses on infectious disease in prisons in Haiti (HIV, TB and COVID-19).

 

How to Apply

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

 


Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

***Position open to non-REAL students***

 

Position Description 

The Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC) seeks 2 part-time Graduate Research Assistants (15-20 hours/week). The position includes the opportunity to work on Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1, an environmental change intervention designed to prevent weight gain among adults by decreasing energy intake. This intervention is designed to guide families into creating healthier home environments that support healthy eating. GRA tasks include data collection via telephone interviews, data entry, and other duties as needed. 

 

Organization Description 

The EPRC conducts research and evaluation on chronic disease prevention and promotes evidence-based cancer prevention and control. The research and activities of the EPRC are planned with the participation and input of our community partners, in the spirit of community-based participatory research. Our cancer projects are funded by NCI and the CDC to promote the use of evidence-based cancer prevention practices. Click here for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available here.  

 

Qualifications 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, detail-oriented and interest or experience working on research, evaluation, or cancer prevention and control.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Microsoft Office products. Experience with Excel, Access, online survey software, or SPSS a plus. Experience with qualitative data collection, quantitative data collection, and 24-hour dietary recalls is a plus.

 

Additional Position Details

  • Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week
  • Schedule requirements/preferences: Availability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends included, for 15-20 hours per week.
  • Compensation: GRA level salary ($13.50/hour)
  • Start Date: April 2021

 

How to Apply 

  • Application Deadline: April 16, 2021
  • Send resume and cover letter by email to: Clarisa Hernandez, Emory Prevention Research Center at cherna9 [at] emory [dot] edu

 


Student Epidemiologist, GA Emerging Infections Program

***Open to REAL and non-REAL students***

 

Role Description

The Student Epidemiologist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • data entry and cleaning
  • conduct telephone interviews for case-control and cohort studies
  • data collection from physicians’ offices and medical facilities via phone, fax and chart review
  • vaccine verification via various databases
  • isolate log-in and tracking

 

Position Information

  • We request 15-20 hour/week work availability.
  • Will work around student’s schedule.
  • The position is currently primarily teleworking (with occasional time in the office), but with plans to return to an office environment once it’s been determined to be safe to do.
  • Will be assigned to a study team.

 

How to Apply 

Click here to read more about this position and apply on Handshake! 

 


**Deadline Extended** Communications Associate – The Confounder

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a motivated 1st year MPH or MSPH student to manage The Confounder  (WordPress) and its corresponding weekly Mailchimp newsletter (The Weekly Confounder) – representing the voice and brand of the Department.


Part-time Position – Communications Associate 
Department of Epidemiology 
Date(s): March 23, 2021 through December 31, 2021 
Anticipated Hours: 6-8/week 
Hourly Rate: $13.50 
Apply by: March 16th, interviews via Zoom to follow.  
Application: Email Confounder [at] emory [dot] edu with your resume and a brief description of your relevant experience and interest in the position. 


Key characteristics of the overall brand include:

  • Community
  • Collegiality 
  • Academic rigor
  • Integrity
  • Ambition 
     

The position will require the student to format and post content on the Confounder site as they are emailed to them and collated throughout the week. The associate will schedule weekly emails to be sent to the department and alumni, and work with the rest of the Epidemiology communications team to fulfill the mission and strategic goals of the department. This task may include independent search and identification of relevant content for the Confounder – including, but not limited to, events, jobs, and human-interest content from outside sources.

A successful candidate would be able to identify, troubleshoot, and report technical issues with WordPress and Mailchimp to the appropriate team members as needed. This role may require communication with alumni and faculty via email for job postings and events. Other job duties may include recruiting individuals for #WeAreEmoryEPI highlights, writing occasional articles, assisting with website redesign/updates, and collaborating with the communications team to generate creative solutions to execute the Department’s communications goals.  

Requirements: 

  • 1st year student in Epidemiology MPH/MSPH program
  • Strong writing/editing skills and attention to detail are a must
  • Experience with WordPress, Mailchimp, HTML, CSS preferred
  • Responsive to email, collaborative and proactive mentality, with energy and enthusiasm for their work 
  • Available for virtual bi-weekly team meetings via Zoom 
  • Work hours are typically inconsistent (20 minutes here and there), and will include at least some time on Saturdays and Sundays 

Research Assistant, Emory School of Medicine

*** This position is open to non-REAL students***

 

Position Description 

Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine seeks a Masters or Doctoral trainee candidate who will assist in recruitment and data analyses of pilot clinical trials and larger longitudinal databases. The research questions are focused on looking at behavioral risk factors and interventions for cardiovascular diseases and dementia prevention. The research efforts are vital to improving patient care, public health, and reduce health disparities. This position is a one year assignment with a possible extension for another year. It requires a minimum commitment of 15-20 hours per week. Motivated candidates will have opportunities to participate in abstract writing, presentation at scientific conferences, and co-authoring publications.

 

Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of statistical programs (e.g. SAS) and prior experience in data analyses is required
  • Prior experience in scientific manuscript writing will be helpful to participate in publications
  • Good communication skills to help advertise studies and enroll and follow-up study participants
  • Understands and adheres to Emory School of Medicine and Emory Clinic’s compliance standards as they appear in the Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in biological sciences, health sciences, or life sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience required

 

How to Apply

We kindly request that all applications be submitted by February 28th, 2021 for consideration. Please email your current resume or CV to Emily Chuba at emily [dot] ann [dot] chuba [at] emory [dot] edu.


Teaching Assistant, Health PREP

Program Overview 

Health Professions Readiness Education Program (HealthPREP) at Emory is an 8-week summer program (May 31- July 23, 2021) facilitated by Emory School of Medicine (SOM) in partnership with the Rollins School of Public Health. HealthPREP provides resources to undergraduate and graduate scholars from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health-related graduate and professional schools to enhance skills for competitive admissions.

 

Job Summary

HealthPREP is looking to hire five (5) RSPH graduate students from different departments to serve as teaching assistants (TAs) and mentors who will develop and deliver a public health curriculum to HealthPREP learners. The primary responsibilities involve instructional engagement and mentorship. HealthPREP TAs are expected to foster a supportive learning environment in which students are encouraged to increase their fund of knowledge and learn to exhibit behaviors expected of future healthcare and/or other professionals. HealthPREP TAs will receive a stipend award to cover approximately 10-15hrs per week beginning in mid-February through end of July.

 

General Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, instruct, and lead specialized educational and research activities with HealthPREP learners
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and leadership to HealthPREP learners
  • Ensure curriculum activities are effectively implemented
  • Demonstrate professionalism through preparedness, dress, and communication
  • Interact with HealthPREP learners to facilitate a collaborative, positive, and engaging environment

 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Required work hours: Curriculum development will occur from mid-February – May 1st. Revisions and edits will occur during May. Curriculum implementation will occur from May 31 – July 23, 2021 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8am – 12pm.
  • Before the program begins, from March 22 to April 9, HealthPREP TAs will have the opportunity to work alongside the HealthPREP Program Manager at the School of Medicine to interview applicants and select the 25 HealthPREP learners.
  • Record HealthPREP learner attendance during each session
  • Additional responsibilities and work hours as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with historically underrepresented, minoritized populations or organizations (through research, work experience, or other internships). Qualified students from historically underrepresented and/or minoritized groups in health-related graduate and professional schools are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Track record of teaching, training, curriculum development, and other classroom activities is preferred
  • Ability to commit to work through end of July 2021
  • Demonstrated academic success
  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team
  • Self-discipline, high professional and ethical standards
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in communication and interpersonal skills

 

To Apply

The application is due February 15th. If interested, please submit the following to Handshake:

  • Resume with Cover Letter
  • Evidence of teaching, training, or curriculum development is welcomed
  • Letter of Support from faculty member, academic advisor, or an individual who can attest to the candidate’s academic achievement.
  • Letter of Support may be submitted with application on Handshake, or sent directly to Shannon Vassell (Shannon [dot] vassell [at] emory [dot] edu). Please use email subject line: LOS for HealthPREP TA Applicant: YOUR NAME

Click here to apply on Handshake! 


Teaching Assistant, BIOS 520: Clinical Trials

***This is a non-REAL Position***

Opportunity Description 

Dr. Traci Leong, course instructor of BIOS 520 “Clinical Trials, needs at least 2-3 more TAs for this course. The TAs do not need to have taken or know about clinical trials.  Due to the fact there are 80 students enrolled into BIOS 520, Dr. Leong needs more TAs to help grade assignments.  The TAs will be given an answer key in order to grade the assignments.  The TAs will not need to attend the online course. 

The TA positions are 10 hours per week and the rate of pay is listed below:

  • MPH/MSPH students – $13.50 per hour
  • 1st-2nd year PhD students – $15.00 per hour
  • 3rd year and above PhD students – $18.00 per hour

 

How to Apply 

If you are interested in a TA position, please contact Dr. Traci Leong at tleong [at] emory [dot] edu.


Data Analyst, Healthcare Innovation Program

***This position is REAL eligible****

 

Description 

Dr. Julie Gazmararian is seeking one PhD student (part-time) and one MPH REAL student to assist in a secondary data analysis examining the contributions of Social Determinants of Health to Susceptibility and Severity of COVID-19 Across the US (see proposal for details). This is a great opportunity to work with VA data on a large sample of veterans throughout the country (representing over 20 million veterans). Multiple manuscripts will be generated during this one year project. This project is also open to a potential thesis opportunity for MPH students. 

Candidates will need to have strong analysis skills/experience so they can dive into the data cleaning and analyses. 

 

How to Apply 

If interested, students should contact Dr. Gazmararian directly at jagazma [at] emory [dot] edu and include a copy of their resume. 

 


Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Health Service Research Center

***This position is REAL eligible***

 

Job Description 

Students can gain experience in answering clinical research questions related to quality improvement, patient outcomes or other aspects of health services research. In this internship, students will be paired with clinical faculty throughout the Department of Surgery or Department of Medicine and assigned analytical tasks for ongoing research projects. The internship will be affiliated with the Health Services Research Center but have to the opportunity to gain exposure to multiple clinical disciplines throughout the School of Medicine.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Duties would include analyzing a variety of research data using statistical methods, advising on study design, statistical interpretation, data management and analysis using Microsoft Excel, SAS or R. Students may also assist research team by providing analytical support for presentations, abstract and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and grant writing or participate in patient enrollment and recruiting for clinical studies. The work environment is collaborative and is with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, biostatisticians, and epidemiologists. 

 

How to Apply 

Click here to learn more about this position and apply on Handshake!