Staff Research Associate I
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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 8/9/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
The position will be in statistical and analytical research. This individual will serve as a research assistant for the Department of Medicine Statistics Core (DOMStat). Major duties include correspondence, preparation of statistical presentation and summary (e.g., tables and graphs), assisting faculty and staff members with data management related tasks (set up databases, basic level of programming in SAS, etc), maintenance of faculty members' biosketches and curriculum vitae, preparation of official documents (assisting with the preparation of grant applications and IRB submissions), formatting manuscripts, and compiling literature reviews. Additional duties include working as a head database programmer for the RedCap and standardizing forms across many projects.
Bachelor's degree plus 1-3 years of related experience in a health care, research, or educational environment. Ability to perform duties and tasks independently with minimal supervision. Ability to take initiative and follow through independently on projects. Ability to maintain confidentiality with participant-related data. Prior experience in handling a variety of tasks with a high degree of accuracy (multitasking) and ability to set priorities when confronted with competing requests. Ability to meet tight deadlines and last minute requests efficiently and accurately. Working knowledge and proficient use of software Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access), Internet Browsers. Data extraction, transformation, analysis and presentation of quantitative data from administrative and research databases.
Preferred: Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members and faculty. Strong problem solving skills. Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment based on changing priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to seek appropriate staff and other resources when questions regarding format, illegible writing, or office procedures arise. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, policies or procedures to define the problem, need or objective, identify relevant issues or concerns, formulate alternatives for resolution or new program development, and recommend alternative choices and implications for implementation. Knowledge of HTML code. Perform administrative duties such as maintaining and tracking databases, and assisting with other data related activities, as appropriate for the project.