Research Scholar – Public Health and Community Medicine, School of Medicine – (20001386)
This is a limited term position for 1 year. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Department of Public Health and Community Medicine is distinguished by a strong faculty with a broad multidisciplinary approach to public health and clinical issues. It is devoted to the promotion of public health through education, research, population-based and patient-centered advocacy, shaping health policy, and community service.
The department’s research themes include environmental and occupational health, health inequality and social determinants of health, health communication, obesity and chronic disease, nutrition and infection, health policy and health care delivery, and global health. Much of the research is translational, from bench to bedside and more often bench to community and to policy. The research groups have extensive collaborations across Tufts, Boston, the U.S. and globally. There are also collaborations with community-based organizations, state and local health departments and with industry.
Under close supervision of Principal Investigator, conducts a variety of routine research tasks, including analyzing quantitative data using basic statistics and analysis of qualitative data by facilitating coding of interview transcripts. Will support completion of research manuscripts by supporting tasks such as reviews of background literature, manuscript formatting, revision of references, and creation of figures and tables. Will provide similar support for the development of research grants. Maintains and supports administrative paperwork related to projects (e.g., IRB paperwork). The specific projects that this research technician will work on will include: (a) clinical research on tuberculosis medication adherence; (b) public health research on understanding how legal exclusion influences health outcomes in slums in India; and © manuscripts and grant applications related to these two preceding issues.
Bachelor’s degree in science, and particularly public health, community health, epidemiology, or biostatistics.
Familiarity with basic public health knowledge and epidemiology.