Public Health Research Specialist

May 9, 2017 | ByJill

The Department of Public Health at NDSU is hiring a public health research specialist. The research specialist will contribute to research and evaluation activities for maternal and child public health projects including conducting program evaluation and research activities, documenting and tracking project activities and timelines, preparing technical reports, communicating findings, utilizing common social science research applications, maintaining high standards of professional and ethical behavior, and completing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• BS/BA in social/behavior sciences, public health, human development or related degree
• 2+ years of experience with mixed method social science research and evaluation methods
• Demonstrated skill in data gathering, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and technical writing
• Facility with applications common in social science research, analysis, and dissemination (e.g., SPSS, Qualtrics, Microsoft Office Suite)
• Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse populations
• Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
• Detail oriented
• Strong organizational/prioritization abilities
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree – Social/Behavioral Sciences, MPH, Human Development, or related degree
• 4+ years of experience with mixed method social science research and evaluation methods
• 2+ years of experience working with maternal and child public health issues
• Demonstrated experience tailoring messages to specific audiences
• Knowledge of health equity, home visiting, health issues among American Indians, historical trauma, adverse childhood experiences research, social determinants of health, trauma-informed care principles, community-based participatory research, and/or community building

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