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Research Assistant Social Science Center for Diabetes Translation Research

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Washington University

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Job Type\/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. Department Name\/Job Location This position is in the Center for Diabetes Translation Research. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the Brown School. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Under supervision of the Director of the Center for Diabetes Translation Research, this position will assist the Center Coordinator in managing and implementing center research projects. Tasks include coordinating research needs that support member research; conducting literature reviews for members; reviewing and editing manuscripts and grants; and using endnote. The position will act as a liaison with the National Congress of American Indians in coordination with the center coordinator. They will keep members up to date on current funding opportunities, research events, and conferences using various social media sites. The position will assist the Center Coordinator in the tracking and collection of all member grants and manuscripts and assist in the writing of reports related to this information. The position will help the Center Director with travel, written correspondence, and other basic administrative tasks. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain regular communications with assigned Core Directors and affiliated center members Assist with coordinating core and center-related research projects including scheduling standing meetings and timely updates on project timeliness and progress. Assist in the development of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications; conduct statistical analysis of data, end note manuscripts. Conduct literature reviews using library resources and Internet. Read and comprehend reports and literature. Synthesize and summarize data. Assist Center Coordinator with events supporting members working on manuscripts, grants, or other research projects. National Congress of American Indian Liaison Take primary responsibility for coordinating between the University, local and national members, and the National Congress of American Indians. Coordinate development, implementation, and maintenance of NCAI research projects and needs. Recruit Native members nationally. Special Project Provide general office support and assists with special projects as assigned. Assist Project Manager with tracking members throughout the year and creating progress report to submit to NIH. Annually survey members, collect and analyze data, and present findings to staff for improvements. Represent the WU-CDTR professionally and adhere to strict confidentiality of information and data. Administrative Assistance to Center Director Assist the Center Director with coordinating travel, written correspondence, and other administrative tasks. Perform other duties as assigned Required Qualifications Bachelor\u2019s degree (public health, social work, social sciences, or public policy or preferred). Experience with Qualtrics (or similar survey software, such as Survey Monkey), SPSS, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel. Experience in collecting and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data. Program management competence \u2013 ability to plan, oversee and track multiple projects. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in dealing with students, administrative personnel and faculty, as well as contacts at other institutions and tribal communities. Ability to work with a variety of communities, university and department and staff. Interest in working with American Indian students and representatives. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with NIH grant and manuscript submission process. Preferred Qualifications Master degree of Social Work or related field.\u00a0 Prior experience working with American Indian Community.\u00a0 Strong research methods skills and high degree of proficiency with literature review systems (Psych literature, ERIC, etc.).\u00a0 Program management experience. One year of experience in a research setting.\u00a0 Personable, flexible, organized, and comfortable in project management position. Experience with a variety of computer programs (video, statistical, web design, etc.). Salary Range The hiring range for this position is $15.16 - $20.47 per hour. Pre-Employment Screening Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications. Benefits -Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link\/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits Human Resources website ( EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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