Thank you for your interest in working at the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods. Our mission is to foster partnerships within Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods for developing, testing, and implementing strategies to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic disease utilizing a community-participatory approach.
As part of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, we offer a stimulating, dynamic work environment that is part of one of the nation's top research universities.
The PRCHN is committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Graduate Research Assistantship (2 positions)
Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2017
The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) seeks to work with communities from within to prevent and reduce chronic disease (see www.prchn.org) and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We are recruiting two (2) graduate research assistants to assist with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) initiatives and other tobacco–related projects over the next year (March 2017- February 2018). Both positions have the potential for extension for up to a second year. Our research is focused on reducing the harm from tobacco, especially for individuals in low-resource urban neighborhoods. Active studies include evaluating the burden of tobacco among Federally Qualified Health Centers, assessing resources to assist smokers among FQHCs, examining the reach of the Ohio Quitline for smoking cessation, and implementation of a systems-based intervention to link clinical settings with the state quitline using an eReferral.
We are seeking graduate research assistant candidates with a strong background in:
• Public health and/or social work research
• Survey research
• Data management and analysis
We seek one individual with strong quantitative analysis skills and one with qualitative analysis skills.
• Quantitative: Analysis of administrative data and linking data sets; multi-level analyses; multivariable analyses.
• Qualitative: Conducting in-depth interviews, qualitative data collection and management, thematic analysis and generation of findings, proficiency with InVivo or Atlas.
Primary duties for the graduate research assistants include:
• Assist with literature reviews related to policy, systems, and interventions to improve access to and use of tobacco cessation resources.
• Conduct data analyses of existing data.
• Assist with the collection of new data.
• Assist with the development of data tables and graphic presentation of findings.
• Assist with the coordination of research teams;
• Assist with the development of abstracts, reports, and papers related to CPCRN;
• Attend team meetings.
The graduate research assistants will be working in a team-oriented environment and must show capacity for working independently yet collaboratively. Candidates must have strong organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with conducting data analyses and writing methods and results for publication. Opportunities for co-authorship on manuscripts generated from this work.
Hours: 20 hours/week
Payment: $12-16 per hour depending on experience.
Application: Interested applicants should send your CV and cover letter indicating your experience and interest to Dr. Sue Flocke (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Ideally decisions will be made before the end of February 2017.