Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Public Health Systems Science. The position is located at Goldfarb Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
A qualified individual is needed for a research & writing assistant position with the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at the Brown School. CPHSS uses innovative methods and strategies to connect research and evaluation, working primarily in three areas: 1) Policy and Prevention 2) Dissemination and Implementation and 3) Systems Science. The research & writing assistant will work primarily on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing topic-specific user guides on evidence-based tobacco control strategies for state tobacco control programs and helping with the development and dissemination of the sustaintool.org website. The research assistant will also work on a variety of projects involving the creation and dissemination of translational products (documents and web content that synthesize evidence-based information for sharing with practitioner audiences). The assistant will be review, analyze, and synthesize existing tobacco control (and other public health) literature and translate results of the literature review into ‘everyday’ language for mass audiences. The assistant will also edit guide content and develop layout and graphics. This staff person will work as part of a team and individually to perform duties and responsibilities required to meet project needs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct literature review, analysis, and synthesis with an understanding of tobacco control research and determine what is credible research information.
Write and edit user guides, translating complex information into ‘everyday’ language for mass audiences.
Develop layout and graphics for dissemination products.
Maintain databases and other project tracking tools.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, public policy, or other related field.
Two years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, public policy, or other related field.
Experience performing literature search, summary, and synthesis.
Experience writing research/evaluation reports.
Master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences, public policy, or other related field.
Experience translating complex information into ‘everyday’ language for mass audiences.
Experience with report design and developing graphics for effective communication of research/evaluation findings.
Experience with tobacco prevention and cessation programs, research, or policies.
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software (e.g., InDesign and Illustrator).
Proficient computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office.
Ability to translate complex written information into simple terms.
Strong attention to detail.
Highly dependable and organized.
Ability to work independently or as a part of a team.
Ability to work with multiple project teams at any given time.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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