Research Associate, Public Health Sciences, Social Sciences
Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.
Located within the Division of Public Health Sciences in Wake Forest School of Medicine, this role will assume responsibility for the scientific project management (including study planning, implementation, and dissemination) of several projects/programs, including:
- A SAMSHA-funded initiative, the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (SE PTTC) which aims to provide training, technical assistance and support to providers of substance abuse prevention services to prevention providers in 8 states (NC, SC, TN, KY, AL, FL, GA, MS) in the SE region of the United States. (60% effort)
- A research position with two junior faculty to assist in scientific writing, including manuscripts and grant writing (40% effort)
This position requires a high level of initiative and independence as well as the use of judgment and discretion in performing the assigned duties and responsibilities.
Research Associates are classified as non-faculty, full-time employees.
Non-faculty full-time employee whose appointment is contingent upon extramural funding. With investigators, directs and coordinates various aspects of the study/project directed toward planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination. Requires the use of judgment and discretion in performing the assigned duties and responsibilities related to the project. These actions establish precedents and direction for the project.
Master's degree or a comparable graduate degree with eight years of relevant research experience. Two professional letters of recommendation required. Supervisory ability preferred.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
1. Experience beyond the minimum required.
2. Teaching experience.
3. At least one letter of recommendation from faculty.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: N/A
Function of Job
With investigators, direct, coordinate and assume responsibility for various aspects of the study/project directed toward planning, implementation, evaluation, writing and dissemination of study findings. This classification requires the use of judgment and discretion in performing the assigned duties and responsibilities related to the project.
1. Work with the PI, study investigators and senior staff to coordinate the successful and timely completion of tasks that comprise the implementation, data collection and analysis phases of the project, including planning, development, implementation, evaluation, writing, and dissemination of study findings.
2. Work with project PI and senior personnel to ensure that all aspects of the study are conducted in accordance with the study protocol and grant/contract. Ensure that all study activities comply with state and federal regulations and guidelines, as well as all requirements of the Medical School and University.
3. Oversee monitoring of the study budget and/or components of the study budget.
4. Participate in negotiation of contracts and subcontracts
5. Train and instruct study personnel about research procedures and protocols. Also, troubleshoot specialized equipment and apparatus as required for the performance of research activities.
6. Participate in site visits when appropriate (e.g., for multi-site studies).
7. If applicable, represent the project to all related community agencies and organizations, serving as the study’s liaison, spokesperson, and representative.
8. Compile and write scientific progress reports.Monitor quality control procedures and outcomes.
9. If applicable, attend, participate in and take the lead in planning national and local meetings related to the project at each stage. Attend and participate in national and local scientific meetings.
10. Review literature and write summary of findings.
11. Participate in the preparation of scientific papers for publication. Readily analyze and present data for publication.
12. Create, submit and present abstracts and posters for the study/project.
13. Prepare new grant/contract proposals with limited supervision. Participate in brainstorming of potential new proposals suggested by current project findings.
14. For new/developing proposals, translate study design into a budget.
15. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervision Given and Received
1. Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervising faculty.
2. Provide direction and guidance to support staff.
1. Works with project Principal Investigator (PI), or Co- Principal Investigator (Co-PI), to plan and/or design study/project. Works with PI or Co-PI to translate planning and design decisions into concrete activities and tasks to be undertaken for project implementation.
2. Translates study/project design into a budget. Develops, modifies, implements, and validates experimental procedures applicable to grants and projects.
3. Oversees monitoring of the study budget. Troubleshoots specialized equipment and apparatus as required for the performance of research activities.
4. Prepares grants and other funding proposals with limited supervision. Collects, analyzes, and presents data readily for publications.
5. Compiles and writes scientific progress reports and evaluations. Assists in writing progress reports.
6. Participates in negotiation of contracts and subcontracts.
7. Assumes major responsibility for the successful and timely completion of tasks for all phases of study/project process.
8. Ensures adequate staffing for all project(s). Recommends, plans for and carries out the hiring or elimination of staff as needed.
9. Coordinates training of new study personnel.
10. Ensures that all aspects of the study/project are conducted in accordance with the study protocol and/or contract. Ensure that all legal aspects adhere to state and federal regulations and guidelines.
11. If applicable, represents the project to all related community agencies and organizations, serving as the study?s liaison, spokesperson, and representative. Attends, participates in and takes the lead in planning national and local meetings related to the project at each stage. Attend and participate in national and local scientific meetings.
12. Conducts site visits when appropriate (e.g. for multi-site studies).
13. Reviews literature and write summary of findings. Participates in the preparation of scientific papers for publication.
14. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
- Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles.
- Strong computer skills
- Strong communication skills
- Public speaking experience
- Ability to prepare grant proposals with minimal supervision
- Peer reviewed publications, plus oral or poster presentations at national meetings
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