Career Opportunities

Research Scientist/Project Director

Location: Bethesda, MD | Job Type: Full-timeProposal | Post Date: 01/03/2017
Job Description: 

University Research Co., LLC is looking for a full-time Research Scientist/Project Director to supervise and implement a research project. Tasks range from conducting qualitative and quantitative research to providing functional and administrative supervision over supporting research staff.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Establish a data collection system that tracks core data elements of the intervention
  • Electronically collect and maintain core data elements on the intervention and transfer data to a web-based data collection system, complete with relevant coding and standardized methods
  • Lead the management and analysis of large and small, as well as complex qualitative and quantitative data sets
  • Conduct small-scale or secondary analysis, brainstorm evaluation methodology, write reports, etc.
  • Develop and implement qualitative feasibility assessment, to include designing interview guides
  • Conduct and analyze research and performance data in collaboration with the PI.
  • Represent project to scientific audiences.
  • Enhance URC’s reputation for scientific leadership in the area of linkage and retention in HIV care through public speaking, publications, etc.
  • Document research results and prepare publications as needed.
  • Train others on newly developed analyses.
  • Prepare or directly supervise the preparation of the budget and its justification.
  • Maintain excellent communication with PI and Division leadership.
  • Maintain knowledge of all current theories and principles required to effectively perform duties.
Job Requirements: 
  • MA/MS/PhD in public health, social science or other related field. 
  • 8-10 years in the field or in a related area, to include 2-5 years of research experience.
  • Bring an understanding of the literature and seminal research of HIV field, as well as a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working on issues of linkage and retention in HIV care.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using quantitative and qualitative research methods in the field.
  • Two years’ experience post master’s degree in research or data analysis required.
  • Five or more years of experience in research design, proposal preparation and management, and manuscript/report preparation strongly preferred. 
  • One or more publications in peer reviewed literature required.
  • Problem-solving/solutions-oriented approach.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of MS Office: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work, to generate on-time and high-quality deliverables that meet client requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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About University Research Company (URC):
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission.