Research Scientist 3
Research Scientist 3
Project ECHO has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Research, Evaluation, and Data Insights (REDI) Team! Our REDI Team supports learning and growth for Project ECHO initiatives. The team supports continuous improvement of ECHO initiatives by providing multiple types of data, evaluation, and research services. The Research Scientist will collaborate with our Community Peer Education Project (CPEP), which works closely with individuals recently released from prison, to play a critical role in planning and implementing evaluation steps and identifying the project's impacts on perceptions, health disparities, and community changes at large. This position will require demonstrated expertise in mixed methods, human subjects research study design and implementation, as well as qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
As a successful Research Scientist, you will play an active role in working directly with a Manager of the Research team to:
•Design, implement, and report results from evaluations of ECHO program(s) in accordance with grant requirements/deliverables, standard human subjects research principles and practices, and Project ECHO standard operating procedures. Manage evaluations and research studies to meet business needs and grant requirements, working collaboratively with ECHO program and REDI teams.
•Adapt evaluation designs to meet specific needs arising from shifting business needs, grant/funder requirements, or in accordance with best practices in research design.
•Engage stakeholders in the evaluation process, from study design to recruitment, creation of data collection tools, interpreting results, and dissemination.
•Develop and implement surveys, focus group and interview guides, and other data collection tools as needed to meet evaluative objectives.
•Conduct evaluation and research activities in accordance with ethical and legal requirements for the conduct of human subject's research; prepare human subject research protocols and manage modifications as needed. Thoroughly document analytic procedures for reproducibility.
•Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using statistical software/programming languages, qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo), or other tools as needed for reporting purposes. In collaboration with Data Team and Program Teams, implement and effectively interpret dashboards utilizing evaluation data.
•Accurately summarize and report on findings in a variety of venues including formal/informal presentations, grant reports, and manuscripts for publication.
•Draft evaluation/research plans and protocols and document implementation progress. Train ECHO program and other staff on evaluation practices and standard procedures as needed to ensure effective implementation of evaluation/research plans and to meet human subject's protection and grant requirements.
•Lead training on evaluation frameworks and methods for ECHO partners on an as needed basis.
•Research and study new or existing techniques, tools or software that are relevant to evaluation and data management projects and goals.
Project ECHO is an unique and innovative center based within a vibrant academic community at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Our mission is to democratize implementation of best practices with a goal of helping 1 billion people lead better lives by 2025.We are looking for mission-driven high performers who share similar values to join our team and help us achieve this goal.
Project ECHO is committed to democratizing implementation of best practices in healthcare, education and other areas where first mile professionals need support.We do this by training universities, nonprofits, and dedicated individuals on facilitation skills and how to set up robust virtual communities of practice to be able to scale their own expertise and missions to the benefit of their local communities.Over the past 20 years, Project ECHO and our partners have trained more than 1,000 partners who make up our global network of Universities, ministries of health, and NGOs around the world. Examples of programs we and others run include infectious disease control (Hepatitis C, HIV), mental health and addiction treatment, literacy, math, climate mitigation and many more.
Project ECHO is funded in part by philanthropic grants and gifts from organizations such as the GE Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the US Government.Additionally, for programming benefitting New Mexico we receive support from the NM Legislature, the New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health.
Project ECHO prides itself on being a values-based organization and inclusive place to work.Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Democratization of Knowledge, Mutual Trust and Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Accountability, Innovation and Learning and Joy of Work.We strive to find individuals who can embrace and exemplify these values.In addition, Project ECHO was named one of Albuquerque's Top Three Best Places to Work in 2023. This award recognizes organizations of all sizes with exceptional climates, team atmospheres, benefits, and employee engagement. For more information and a brief overview of benefits available please visit Project ECHO Newsroom.
We work with partners all over the world and work hours outside of normal business hours may be required. We are fortunate to have access to advanced technology, which will require some teleworking.
See the Position Description for additional information.
Conditions of Employment
- Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Bachelor's degree;at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis skills, including using software such as NVivo and R
- Strong scientific writing skills
- Experience working with communities experiencing health inequities, such as people who have been incarcerated
- Strong project management skills
Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Project ECHO (259B)
Term - Full-Time
Term End Date
Monthly: $3,955.47 - $5,555.33
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date
Eligible for Remote Work
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
This position is eligible for a hybrid schedule.
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