Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

Graduate Research Assistant, Emory Prevention Research Center

Organization

  • Organization: Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC)
  • Operating Unit: Rollins School of Public Health
  • Department: Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

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. See http://web1.sph.emory.edu/eprc/ for more information about the EPRC. Information about Healthy Homes Healthy Families 2-1-1 is available at http://web1.sph.emory.edu/eprc/research/healthy-homes.html

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.

Additional Position Information

  • Hours per week: 15-20 hours/week 
  • Compensation:  GRA level salary ($13.50/hour)
  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Schedule requirements/preferences:  Availability to work a flexible schedule, evenings and weekends included, for 15-20 hours per week.
  • Position Type: Part Time

To Apply 

  • Deadline: February 20, 2020 (Applications will be screened as they arrive; positions may be filled prior to this deadline.)
  •  Send resume and cover letter by email to: Clarisa Hernandez, Emory Prevention Research Center
     cherna9 [at] emory [dot] edu


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