Research Assistant - SSW

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline:

Posting Number
045230  
Position Title
Research Assistant - SSW  
Number of Vacancies
1  
School/College/Division/Institutes/Centers
13 - College of Social Work  
Primary Department
H1301-Deans Office Social Work  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Essential Functions:
Serve as data assistant on multiple research/evaluation initiatives at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice.
Assist with collection, plus enter, clean, code, and verify data on multiple data sets including administrative data sets from the State of Michigan and local counties (i.e. Medicaid data, Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan State Police, State Court Administrators Office, County Jails, etc.).
Track and manage data files.
Assist with scheduling, note taking, and transcription of qualitative interviews.
Conduct descriptive and bivariate data analyses.
Assist in the preparation of evaluation/research reports.
Prepare timely, clear, and concise project updates.
Participate in team meetings.
Participate in one-on-one meetings with principle investigator, other team members, and research participants.
Participate in grant-writing activities by conducting literature reviews.
 
Unique Duties
 
Qualifications
Must have a Bachelor's degree in a social science field (social work, psychology, criminal justice, or urban studies), Master's degree preferred.
Experience working on social science research projects, preference given to those with criminal justice research experience.
Experience working with administrative data sets from the State of Michigan and local counties (i.e. Medicaid data, Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan State Police, State Court Administrators Office, County Jails, etc.) is preferred.
Knowledge of the criminal justice, community mental health, and substance abuse treatment systems (i.e. terminology, processes, goals, and outcomes) is preferred.
Capable to assist systems' stakeholders in cross-systems data integration to track research outcomes.
Ability to work independently, by appropriately allocating time to achieve project tasks/goals and communicating with supervisors regularly and as needed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and SPSS and ability to learn computer applications quickly.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Reliable transportation to attend meetings and work from campus office or data collection sites.
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
 
Working Conditions
 
Job Type
Full-Time  
Job Category
Research Assistants/Associates  

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date
2020  
Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

09-18-2020  
Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)

Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Is this position reposted?
No  
Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)  

Background Check Requirements
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Instructions for submitting your application:
Please submit cover letter, CV and 3 references.  
Represented Position Message
 

Salary (Minimum)
(Non-Academic Only)

39,000  
Salary (Hire Max)
(Non-Academic Only)

 
Salary (Maximum)
(Non-Academic Only)

49,000  
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