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Oregon Health & Science University Senior Research Assistant in Portland, Oregon

This position has the potential to be fully remote or in Portland, Oregon at the South Waterfront campus.

The Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE) aims to improve health care systems in Oregon and beyond by pursuing objective, credible and rigorous research with a variety of academic, health care and policy-making partners. Internally, we work to create an environment where collaboration, curiosity, and individual leadership naturally push us toward a highly functional workplace and excellent output.

CHSE is committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive work environment that promotes diversity.

The Senior Research Assistant (SRA) will support multiple research projects on health care reform, consisting of quantitative and mixed-methods (quantitative + qualitative) studies on Medicaid and similar publicly administered health programs. Current studies include program evaluations in Oregon and Washington as well as nationally-scoped research on subjects such as health disparities and payment reform.

The SRA will work independently with the oversight of project leads and study investigators to carry out a variety of research support tasks. Primary tasks include developing and submitting Institutional Review Board research protocols, obtaining data-use agreements from agencies, assisting with research project management, performing background research, analyzing and summarizing program documents, scheduling research interviews, managing and analyzing interview data, and contributing to and producing research reports. The SRA will support project leads and investigators in managing multi-site research teams. Depending on qualifications and interests, other tasks may include participating in research dissemination through web and social media content development and development of presentations, plus other research-related work in support of the center’s mission.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in the field of research and 1-3 years of relevant experience

  • Strong writing, editing, and grammatical skills

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Time management and organizational skills; ability to multitask and prioritize tasks/duties under pressure

  • Detail-oriented and accountable for task completion, showing a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions or navigating unusual situations

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to interact professionally with faculty, staff, and all levels of management

  • Master’s Degree in a field such as public health, sociology, anthropology, economics, technical writing, or a similar field

  • Prior study-management experience in health-services or health-care research, particularly experience writing IRB and data-use agreement applications for large-dataset and/or qualitative research and/or experience in qualitative interviewing and analysis

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Atlas.ti

  • Knowledge of and experience in working in diverse workplaces and with diverse research partners and populations

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-5588

External Company URL: dturner

Post End Date: 11/18/2020

Posting Department: Center for Health System Effectiveness

Posting Pay: $45,000 - $55,000

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday - Friday, some weekends and evenings

Posting Hours: Variable, 40 hrs/week; core hours are 10:00am - 3:30pm PST

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No