Career Opportunity: Research Assistant

Organization Overview 

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and supports so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview 

NICHQ is currently recruiting an energetic, detail-oriented Research Assistant with at least 1-2 years of data analysis and/or research project experience to collaborate with multiple team members to support the activities and deliverables of applied research and evaluation projects. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience 
Career Level: Entry Level
Status: Full-Time, Exempt Employee 
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health or related degree required

Position Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the evaluation project lead, a senior member of the Applied Research and Evaluation team
  • Coordinates data and evaluation-related activities, including administrative details, scheduling, follow-up, reminders, etc.
  • Prepares agendas for and facilitates meetings, documents key decisions, supports follow-up, and manages meeting notes
  • Supports development, management, and dissemination of key applied research and evaluation documents, including protocols, reports, and presentations
  • Supports implementation of applied research and evaluation activities, including conducting literature reviews, creation and dissemination of surveys, data cleaning, data quality, and analysis, with oversight from senior team members
  • Contributes to overall applied research and evaluation planning and decision making
  • Assists in the development and management of project plans (e.g., schedule, deliverables, project status reports) and tracking deliverables, including the management of data collection plans
  • Manages and maintains online data collection platforms (NICHQ’s CoLaboratory and others, including REDCap)
  • Manages and maintains an online communication platform (NICHQ’s CoLaboratory)Supports Technical Assistance (TA) around data entry, including ensuring documentation of activities
  • Other duties, as assigned

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (public health, social sciences, statistics) required
  • 1-2 years of previous work experience in health services, social science, or clinical research setting
  • Experience with statistical software (REDCap, SPSS, SAS, R, Stata) required
  • Experience with survey tools (Alchemer, Momentiv, Qualtrics) preferred
  • Proficiency with office systems, computers, and MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • High level of comfort learning and using software and technology
  • Experience in or knowledge of health services or clinical research settings is strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical, data management, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate sensitive information with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful manner
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, work autonomously, establish timelines and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized and skilled at managing numerous details for more than one project
  • Works well in a team environment and is able to generate solutions to issues as they arise
  • Strong interest in ongoing professional development and growth

Salary and Benefits  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, disability, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous paid time off.  

To Apply 

To apply for this employment opportunity, please apply online. If you have trouble accessing the application, please email [email protected]

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NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.