The Research Scientist will join a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, investigators, and biostatisticians working on NIH-funded studies with a focus on early childhood development and child mental health. The research scientist will work primarily with data from a large randomized trial of a community-based, family navigation intervention that aims to connect children to diagnostic and treatment services for autism. Data from the research include measures of parenting stress, social support, child functioning, and time to services. The research scientist will participate in analysis of the trial and be responsible for the development, writing, editing, and submission of manuscripts to scientific journals. The individual will also be responsible for correspondence with editors and staff of scientific journals to ensure submissions are complete. They may also assist with the preparation of content for research conferences, including abstract submissions and presentations. Prior research experience related to child mental health and/or autism preferred but not required. This is a short-term position (approximately 8 months), with the possibility of applying for a post-doctoral position.
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Export, clean, and conduct statistical analyses of available quantitative data. This includes assembling and organizing data into text and figures for dissemination to scientific journals and/or presentations.
Develop, write, edit, and submit content for scientific publications. This includes presenting research methodology and findings effectively for the target audience with assistance from the research team.
Attend data meetings with the research team and correspond efficiently and effectively with staff at scientific journals to ensure successful submissions of manuscripts. This includes responding to reviewers.
Enrollment in a doctoral program/post-doctoral student in psychology, public health, or related field with experience conducting advanced statistical analyses. Candidates with MPH may also apply if they have a minimum of 4 years' experience writing and submitting manuscripts
Excellent communication and writing skills
Must have prior experience writing and submitting manuscripts to scientific journals
Ability to handle the demands of a fast-paced, multi-faceted, changing environment
The mission of SPH is to improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research and service.
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