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Current Openings

Posting Number / Title: #144-18 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II

For qualifications and to apply, visit: https://www.phi.jobs/postings/6162

The Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is seeking a highly organized, collaborative, and detail oriented public health professional to fill the role of Research Associate. This individual will assist the research and evaluation staff with collecting, compiling, coding, and managing data.

As a Research Associate, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting senior CWN researchers and evaluators in evaluating SNAP-Ed programming. Using PEARS, a centralized database used for collection, evaluation, and reporting of evidence-based SNAP-Ed programs and interventions across California; assisting with data quality management throughout and the data life-cycle, assisting with and coordinating data entry, cleaning, and coding; with direction completes journeyman-level qualitative and descriptive quantitative analyses.
  • Supporting senior CWN researchers and evaluators in implementing evaluations for the University of California, the Centers for Disease Control, and other clients with a particular focus on nutrition-related public health interventions; collecting, managing, and cleaning data using established procedures; implementing research and evaluation protocols under the guidance of CWN senior research and evaluation staff.
  • Collaborating on data analysis and writing projects including statewide annual reports, evaluation reports, research briefs, evaluation webinars, program implication and recommendation summaries, and fact sheets, as well as manuscripts for publication; assisting in the preparation of abstracts and oral and poster presentations for lay, professional, and scientific audiences; responsible for conducting literature reviews and writing sections of reports (e.g., methods sections) with minimal guidance; creating, proofing, and editing graphs and documents for reports and slide presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
  • Assisting in quantitative and qualitative data collection, data management, and data stewardship, including cleaning and coding qualitative and quantitative data; maintaining data files in accordance with team protocols and procedures for good data stewardship; and developing and conducting key informant interviews, focus groups, and smaller-scale, non-population-based surveys as needed.
  • Serving as CWN’s literature archivist, maintaining an EndNote library of scholarly literature and evaluation reports; obtaining, archiving, using professional style manuals to prepare and edit references and citations.
  • Performing other duties as required.