The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Research Analyst. The selected candidate will be responsible for collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data, preparing reports, and other research related activities for the Institute for Innovation & Implementation, located in the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. The Research Analyst will assist the Principle Investigator and the research team to conduct research and evaluation activities related to the implementation of Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) for children, youth, and families in Maryland.
· Utilizing the most effective method, collects data and maintains database files from EBP providers, national EBP purveyors, and state agencies. Check validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements.
· Compiles, links, and analyzes large data sets. Interprets findings and prepares and presents regular data summary reports for providers and stakeholders.
· Communicates with providers regularly as part of the data collection and reporting processes.
· Perform literature searches in preparation of written summaries. Summarizes results of searches.
· Assist in the preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals related to EBP implementation by providing and presenting statistical information as tables, charts, or graphs.
· Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Public Policy, Public Health or in a field of study related to the research. Master’s degree is preferred.
The preferred candidate will have:
·Experience using statistical software programming (e.g., SPSS, Stata) and Excel
·Experience with research and evaluation projects.
· A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.*
· May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
* Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
· Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both verbal and written communications.
· Ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team.
· Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
· Knowledge of statistics or research methods and skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software (SPSS) as well as spreadsheet and database software applications (Microsoft Excel, Access).
· Excellent organizational and project management skills.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.
· Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
· Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with written report skills.
· Familiarity with child-serving services, systems, and/or policies.Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Posting Date: 05/17/13
Filing Deadline: This positiion will be opened until filled
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