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The Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has a fulltime position available for a Research Associate to provide leadership to its robust and multifaceted Qualitative Research Core. The position will provide leadership to the Center’s collaborative research portfolio at the intersection of the complex interplay between the environment and health in the areas of food systems as well as COVID-19 and child health. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of experience in advanced qualitative study design, data collection and analysis, and reporting within the context of collaborative and community-engaged population health research.
The responsibilities for this position include leading and training others to apply existing qualitative analytical methods and, as appropriate, develop new methods for designing and managing interview, focus group, content analysis, and other qualitative research; analyzing and interpreting qualitative data using inductive and deductive methods; translating findings through diverse dissemination methods including conference presentations, public forums, data briefs, and manuscripts; and coordinating the development and execution of standardized study protocols, grant reporting systems, multiple IRB submissions, and task-specific trainings to support other team members (i.e., staff, trainees, interns) engaged in the Qualitative Research Core.
The Candidate will have technical skills in 1) qualitative study design including experience in mixed methods research, 2) facilitation of interview and focus group data collection with diverse audiences, 3) qualitative data analysis including use of software such as Nvivo or Atlasti, and 4) environmental health research including methods to promote social, built, and physical environments to advance health equity.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, two writing samples, and names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately until filled. This position will work remotely until at least spring 2021.