Research Technician, Center for Population Health Research (CPHR)

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

The Center for Population Health Research (CPHR), School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS) at the University of Montana, Missoula invites applications for a Research Technician . The employee will provide statistical/data support as a member of the Data and Modeling Core for research projects conducted within the CPHR.

Expectations and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Processing and cleaning large electronic health records datasets
  • Working with CPHR researchers to identify appropriate biostatistical analyses to address research questions and to carry out these analyses on large health-related datasets
  • Conducting modern biostatistical analyses on very large health datasets within topics such as multiple regression, regression trees, generalized linear models, Bayesian models, generalized additive models, time series methods, machine learning, bioinformatics, etc.
  • Communicating with electronic medical records personnel and report writers and local and regional health care organizations
  • Writing data analysis and evaluation reports
  • Assisting with the writing of professional research papers for peer review
  • Presenting research results at professional conferences and within CPHR
  • Assisting with statistical aspects of research proposals and grant applications, including preparing data analyses/summaries and designing and writing study design and analytic plan
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Full-time, 1.0 FTE
  • Letter of Appointment
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • Proficiency with standard analytical software such as R, SAS or Python
  • Data visualization
  • Ability to independently and collaboratively conduct biostatistical analysis
  • Technical writing
Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters of Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field that provides a background in advanced statistical methods
  • Experience with spatio-temporal data visualization, analysis
  • R, SAS, Python, SQL
About the Center for Population Health Research (CPHR)

CPHR is a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) funded by the National Institutes of Health and hosts an interdisciplinary, collaborative group of investigators focused on improving health with an emphasis on rural and children’s health. Investigators supported through CPHR engage in a variety of public health research topics and approaches, including epidemiology, mathematical modeling, exposure science, behavioral health and vaccine research. The Center includes two research support cores. The Data and Modeling Core provides capture and management of sensitive data, biostatistical and mathematical modeling approaches and the high-performance computational resources required to develop and apply these modeling approaches. The Intervention Support Core provides researchers with the quantitative (e.g., survey development) and qualitative (e.g., focus group) stakeholder input to inform next research steps and translation of findings to thoughtful and testable intervention strategies. In this way, we provide expert support to Center investigators for building future mixed methods intervention research.

About the School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS)

The SPCHS at the University of Montana is home to a diverse and highly interactive faculty, hosting undergraduate and graduate (MPH / PhD) programs. The SPCHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and is the only accredited public health program in the state of Montana, and one of only a few in the Northern Rocky Region. We currently have 11 core faculty, with another 28 program and practitioner faculty affiliated with our School. Nearly two hundred students are enrolled in our academic offerings, making our School one of the fastest growing programs on campus. The SPCHS also has a heavy research focus, with faculty members and students engaged in research programs related to both domestic and international public health concerns.

About UM

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500+ full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 70,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America ” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
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Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
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E mployment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Three (3) professional references - Names and contact information

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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