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Research Associate II

Posting Number: #1137

Position Title: Research Associate II

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Richmond, CA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

Health surveillance functions of Tracking California—Tracking California provides data, information, tools, services, and technical assistance to stakeholders to access, analyze, and utilize environmental & health data for public health action.

The Research Associate II will be responsible for processing annual updates of metrics for www.trackingcalifornia.org. Metrics include a variety of healthcare utilization-based rates (asthma, heart attacks, heat illness etc.), birth defects, maternal & infant health, and childhood lead poisoning, as well as environmental hazards such as air quality and water quality. A key component of the work involves documentation and maintaining up to date codebooks and annotated code.

An ideal candidate would have values that align with our program’s scientific integrity and accessibility, transparency, sustainability, partnership and promoting respect, as well as a passion for social justice. We aim to build an inclusive program team that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from individuals from communities that are marginalized and underrepresented.

This may be a part-time or full-time position. Candidates available to work 20-40 hours/week are welcome to apply.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare large data sets for linkage and analysis using SAS or R.
  • Clean, merge, and format large datasets such as vital records, census, Medicaid, and hospital discharge data using SAS or R.
  • Summarize/aggregate data using SAS or R.
  • Perform analyses of health data.
  • Draft data documentation.
  • Standardize data tables.
  • Conduct literature searches.
  • Contribute to and collaborates on publications and presentations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications

MININMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years of experience in related work.
  • SAS and/or R advanced beginner or intermediate skills.
  • Excel beginner or intermediate skills.
  • Experience with data management and analysis.
  • Experience with documentation of code and processes.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of public health methods, practices, and terminology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with SQL and or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience and/or interest in health disparities and/or rare disease research.
  • Experience and/or interest in environmental health.
  • Willingness to learn new data management, statistical programming, or data visualization software and/or methods as needed.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or quantitative field, or you can substitute with four additional years of related experience.
  • MPH/Master’s degree is desired.

PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, effective January 10, 2022, it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law. Employees starting on or before February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination up to 6 weeks after their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Employees starting after February 28, 2022 will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date.  Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

EEO Statement

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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ADA Statement:

The Public Health Institute is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruitment Team at least 48 hours in advance at Recruitment@phi.org.

 

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We’re so pleased the Public Health Institute is an organization you would like to work with. Do you have questions about this opportunity? If so, email our recruitment team at Recruitment@phi.org.

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