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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PUBLIC HEALTH) – ID# 222397
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa


Date Posted Jun. 7, 2022
Title POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PUBLIC HEALTH) – ID# 222397
University University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI, United States
Department Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
Application Deadline Jul. 7, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Community Health
    Health Education & Promotion
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Public Health/Management/Administration
 
 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PUBLIC HEALTH) – ID# 222397.

CLOSING DATE:  July 7, 2022. INQUIRIES:  Ngoc Vu (503) 432-0455. 

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS), Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Manoa, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commemsurate with qualifications.

DUTIES:  Conducts and supports evaluation, tracking, and reporting of program outcomes for state and federal funded projects in public health. Designs and conducts research and evaluation at the intersection of public health practice and academic scholarship and training using a social ecological perspective with a health equity lens in the Hawai‘i Pacific context. Designs and implements evaluation research protocols, procedures and/or analytical methods. Adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research protocols/procedures/methods. Collects, prepares, and analyzes research and evaluation data. Maintains computer database of research and evaluation data. Tabulates, displays, and explains research and evaluation data to various stakeholders and for report and manuscript preparation. Conduct training workshops and courses on public health practice, research, and/or evaluation. Write abstracts, scientific manuscripts, reports, research and grant proposals. Assists with ordering and procurement of supplies and services for the project. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING

PhD from an accredited college or university in Public Health or related field. PhD candidates may apply but must submit evidence of PhD completion upon hire.

EXPERIENCE

One to three (1-3) years of experience in health promotion, health education, or evaluation of community health programs. Experience must include working on public health projects, and writing peer-reviewed abstracts and publications or leading public health evaluation reports. Experience must include working with quantitative and qualitative data collection, including focus groups, interviews, observational field work, needs assessments and survey administration or program evaluation.

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of public health theories and social-ecological approaches to community health promotion or survey design and in the use of online survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey). Knowledge of evaluation methods for coalitions and partnership-building initiatives.

ABILITIES & SKILLS

Ability to be flexible, work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to implement a program evaluation, to maintain a tracking data base, and to achieve reporting. Ability to conduct multivariate data analysis. Ability to teach evaluation concepts to students and non-experts. Strong analytical and writing skills.

PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS

None.

POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT

As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with academic-community partnerships for participatory evaluation and research activities. Familiarity with evaluation methods for coalitions and partnership-building initiatives. Experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities, especially in Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Experience utilizing statistical software packages (SPSS, SAS, or STATA), infographics, and public health communications using health literacy best practices. Experience in mentoring graduate students, or in teaching at the university level.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_recruitment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 

 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 


 
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