We are a small team looking for a dynamic Research Assistant who wants to partner with us and change the world. Our equity-focused social impact practitioners are looking to add to our team. Could it be you?
The Researcher Assistant will support our Research Teams to execute project strategies and tactics for successful completion and ensure quality project deliverables. Reporting to the Managing Director of Research and Policy this position will be responsible for working independently on tasks and collaboratively working to support planning, analysis, and report writing. This position requires strong organizational skills and a self-starter who can work well in a diverse, fast-paced environment to meet the day-to-day support needs of the project director and project team. The Research Assistant will be a key contributor to the team by providing detailed information and analysis and using problem-solving and time management skills to ensure the project is on track. The Researcher Assistant will be working with the project director, project team, and company leadership to enhance the organization’s professional environment and reputation in the field.
Ability to independently conduct literature reviews, and environmental scans.
Provide general research support related to minority health, social services, and health policy research.
Support data collection process for focus groups, key informant interviews, and other methods.
Support the development and maintenance of questionnaire technical documentation, including questionnaire specifications and flow charts.
Develop project materials, such as report outlines, and visual exhibits for reports, and serve as an editor for deliverables.
Support business development efforts through coordination of document preparation, knowledge management, content management, and reproduction.
Under the direction of senior staff, support the development of new business by conducting background research on programs, award history, and agency goals and objectives.
Take notes at meetings and prepare the initial draft of minutes. Take notes during telephone/in-person interviews. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with commensurate experience. Degree in Social Science or related field involving quantitative analysis desired.
Basic knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of survey research through reading literature and experience in the field; basic understanding of routine sampling procedures and of quantitative analysis.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong writing skills
Strong communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong proficiency with MS Office software.
Quantitative skills in SPSS, SAS, or R are preferred.
Strong qualitative research skills.
Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required.
Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. We regret that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Sample writing products are required prior to hire.
The Research Assistant works remotely with up to 30% travel may be required. Attendance in the Chicago office may be required for certain company meetings or other tasks at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer or senior leadership.
This is a full-time position with paid holidays and a PTO bank for sick and bereavement time.
Company benefits also include health, dental, profit sharing, long-term, and short-term disability insurance.
Salary range is $38,240 (annual) – $55,200 (annual)
Looking for an organization where you can contribute and lead meaningful work? ATW Health Solutions is looking to employ a Research & Equity Strategist who will work across project teams to support the design, execution, and evaluation of strategies and tactics for the successful completion of project objectives and deliverables. This role is responsible for working independently on tasks, collaboratively on planning, analysis, and report writing, and strategically with project directors and company leadership. This position requires strong organizational and managerial skills and a self-starter who can operate well in a diverse, fast-paced environment to meet the day-to-day support needs of the project director and project team. An understanding of, and experience with research, assessments, and analysis of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the clinical, quality, and operations levels is imperative. Additionally, experience with DEI across varied minority health concerns and health care delivery is also preferred. The Research & Equity Strategist will be a key leader for the research team by ensuring the project research and analysis align with the goals and objectives outlined in the scope of work. Continuous, detailed analysis, problem-solving, and time management skills are necessary for this position. The Researcher & Equity Strategist will work in collaboration with the project director, project teams, and company leadership to enhance the organization’s professional environment and reputation in the field. The ideal candidate will have research experience in epidemiology, health, and human services, public policy, public health, minority health, or related fields. Experience with research proposals and report preparation preferred as well as knowledge of or familiarity with quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis methods, statical analysis programs, and one or more data management software systems.
SCOPE AND ROLES OF POSITION
Independently work to identify disparities and opportunities for equitable improvement. This includes data collection and analysis efforts of both quantitative and qualitative data as well as the development of action plans.
Conduct, compile, validate, interpret, and analyze data and trends using practices and techniques in the field(s) of specialization using qualitative and quantitative data techniques and methods.
Writing reports and developing peer-reviewed publications.
Conducts research on industry best practices to identify solutions and interventions for evaluation; compiles and communicates information to stakeholders.
Develops and executes tactics for engagement and education regarding population health activities.
Facilitates, plans, and supports education sessions necessary to support the goals and objectives of the department, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
Conducts research on industry best practices to identify potential solutions and interventions for evaluation; compiles and communicates information to stakeholders.
Preparing presentations for and/or speaking at professional conferences or other venues as needed.
Conduct assessments, project evaluations, and technical assistance tasks in the area of health (e.g., government health care programs, such as Medicare/Medicaid, areas of long-term health care, and quality measurement).
Work on assignments that are complex under indirect supervision.
Prepare presentation-quality charts, tables, and reports from data analysis and client meetings.
Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Administration, or related field
Understanding of clinical, quality, operations, and health care delivery systems.
Proficient in project planning, data collection and analysis, synthesizing information into insights, and report writing
Skilled in project management, critical thinking, and analysis
Proficient with minority health, public health, health care process, and outcomes measurements
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
The Research & Equity Strategist works remotely with some travel required. Attendance in the Chicago office may be required for certain company meetings or other tasks at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer or senior leadership.
Travel estimated up to 30% for a limited amount of client engagements.