The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) was founded more than 30 years ago. Our continuing mission is to develop and disseminate the scientific evidence on which informed violence prevention policy and practice are based. VPRP is a multidisciplinary, collaborative program with multiple independent investigators. At any given time, VPRP is conducting and planning a large array of projects relating to violence prevention and health equity. Our status as a reliable source for rigorous research and our location in Sacramento increase our ability to translate findings into practice and public policy.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 08/06/2021 Salary Range : $2,613.00 to $5,245.00 (salary grade 23) Salary Frequency : Biweekly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm Location : Sacramento City : Sacramento Union Representation : No Benefits Eligible : Yes
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities The Research Data Analyst will work as a member of VPRP's research team. They will be involved in research on both firearm and non-firearm violence, while also contributing to work on topics including individual, social, and structural determinants of health and health equity, the underground crime gun market, and innovations in community and public safety. The appointee's collaborative work will be concerned initially with several existing or newly launched research projects. The appointee will work under the supervision of one or more VPRP faculty. Activities will include study and analysis plan design; data collection, management, maintenance, and linkage; data analysis and coding; interpretation of results; literature reviews; preparation of manuscripts, oral and poster presentations, and new project proposals; and liaison with collaborators at other institutions and relevant nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies. The analyst will support other shared duties related to project coordination and administration as assigned.
Experience with scientific manuscript writing and data analysis in an academic or research setting.
Experience with performing and summarizing scientific literature reviews.
Understanding of principles of study design and execution, and of statistical data analysis.
Master's or doctoral degree or commensurate experience in public health, sociology, public policy, or related field.
Experience programming, managing, and analyzing data using R or Stata statistical software.
Experience with qualitative research methods and analysis.
Experience leading qualitative data collection efforts such as focus groups, semi-structured interviews, or related projects.
Experience leading or facilitating research to advance health equity and racial justice.
Experience with interview guide development, transcript coding, and analysis.
Experience with qualitative data analysis software.
Knowledge of public health surveillance databases.
Experience obtaining, managing, and/or analyzing large datasets for multidisciplinary research projects.
Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel, SharePoint, or other data management software.
Experience with survey creation and analysis. in epidemiologic studies.
Experience with GIS methods to examine spatiotemporal patterns of events under study.
Experience with hypothesis-driven data analysis, including linear and logistic regression and non-parametric regression.
Evidence of significant contributions to published research, manifested by authorship.
Knowledge and application of project management principles and concepts.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, and prepare well-organized text, tables, and figures, conveying complex information intelligibly for both professional and lay audiences.
Possession of excellent organizational and interpersonal skills appropriate to project coordination responsibilities.
Possession of skills in facilitating collaboration with a variety of stakeholders with different priorities for project outcomes.
Knowledge of and ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures, and/or Sponsor requirements for maintaining confidentiality of all private information (clinical, criminal, and personal).
Must pass a Department of Justice background check that includes fingerprinting from a CA DOJ-approved Live Scan provider within the first 30days of employment.
Must be able to work extra hours, including evenings and weekends, to meet project or proposal deadlines.
Must be willing to work on projects in fields that are perceived as controversial.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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