Job Details

Boston College
  • Position Number: 1937061
  • Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research


Research Associate
Boston College


Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.

The Research Associate will provide services to a research study Empowerment as a mechanism of change for childhood obesity prevention which focuses on the implementation and evaluation of the Communities for Healthy Living (CHL) program in Head Start centers in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville.

The Research Associate reports to the Research Program Manager, who is responsible for directing the CHL study and supporting the research portfolio of the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Work.

The Research Associate will join a diverse collaborative team of students and investigators from Boston College School of Social Work, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, University at Albany along with ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) and CAAS (Community Action Agency of Somerville) Head Start.

Essential responsibilities include:

Administrative Tasks (30%): Manage IRB applications and documentation; Train Head Start staff and parents to implement the intervention; Draft annual report for Head Start using the data compiled.

Research (60%): Manage all aspects of parent recruitment and survey administration; Manage distribution of intervention materials to study sites and associated documentation; Perform qualitative interviews with parents and staff; Attend onsite intervention sessions; Perform basic data management duties such as cleaning administrative data sets from Head Start and creating and updating associated documentation.

Communication and Collaboration (10%): Lead preparation for and documentation of research meetings; Provide regular updates on all tasks to the Research Program Manager; Train and supervise student research assistants.

The Research Associate position is a full time 35 hour/week job. The Research Associate may at times need to work outside normal business hours in order to meet demands in the field, but this will be infrequent.

This position requires some travel across Boston, Cambridge and Somerville to project sites. At such sites, the Research Associate will recruit families, collect data and assist with intervention implementation.

Requirements

Undergraduate degree required in health, social work or a related field. Master's degree preferred. The Research Associate will need to be a self-driven, creative thinker with strong organizational abilities, and communication and research skills to assist the Research Manager and the research partners in conducting day-to-day operations, data collection and analysis. Cross-cultural communication, data collection and analysis, and digital literacy required. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Experience conducting research in culturally diverse contexts with underserved populations required. Knowledge of the application of technology for data collection, fidelity monitoring and quality improvement required. Experience with data collection and qualitative and quantitative research methodologies including mixed-methods required. Some experience with participant recruitment required. Proficiency in utilizing computer applications including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint required. Experience managing research related data and running basic data analyses, including descriptive statistics required.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility;
  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

?Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim



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Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.





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