Research Assistant - Department of Radiology

West Virginia University Research Corporation Human Resources
Morgantown, WV
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Organization Type
The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Research Assistant in the Department of Radiology. This position is a key participant in pediatric imaging research at WVU Medicine Children's and the WVU Department of Radiology. Overarching responsibilities include relevant policy and evaluation research, participating in interdisciplinary research and evaluation teams and providing research support to data analysts and personnel embedded within the department.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
  • Supports principle investigator and other research associates to contribute to the planning and performance of projects, programs and activities involving health analytics and program evaluation.
  • Facilitates communication and efficient collaboration on projects between research partners.
  • Work collaboratively with WVU faculty and staff in identifying and using data sources to answer research questions.
  • Contribute to the develop of project deliverables by way of literature reviews, report writing, etc., as directed by the principal investigator, project director and/or program manager.
  • Prepare reports to support principle investigators, project directors and research associates as required by the University, Health Sciences administration, WVU Medicine and external agencies (if any).
  • Communicates results of analytic projects and program evaluations with relevant staff.
  • Conduct or support special projects as assigned. Acts in other matters and capacities as delegated by the principle investigator.
  • Assist with the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts and the development of abstracts and posters for conference presentation submissions.
  • Bachelor's degree in health science-related field, or equivalent amount of combined education and work experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience:
  • Demonstrated program monitoring and evaluation experience preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with state-level policy stakeholders desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in health related research programs.
  • Ability to prepare and present evaluation results and/or research findings in a manner that facilitates utilization and adoption by a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience in utilizing health data for research, program development and policy evaluation.
  • Ability to project and maintain a positive and collaborative attitude.
  • Strong ability to communicate goals, methods, and results of research initiatives with key stakeholders.
  • Proficiency presenting research results and findings to diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to present information and respond to questions from groups or individuals.
  • Strong ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to leader participation of team members from various backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability in health-sciences related research and report writing.
  • Desired skills and experience:
  • Ability to develop action plans and systems to facilitate and track implementation of evaluation findings and recommendations.
  • Skill in using statistical and qualitative analysis software including SPSS, SAS and NVivo desired.
  • Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative research design and methods preferred.