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Research Assistant, Division of Research

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 30, 2023
Research Assistant, Division of Research

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Research Assistant, Division of Research at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.


Under the direction of the PHOENIX( Population Health OutcomEs aNd Information Exchange) Principal Investigator, provide data management and analytic support to complete research, evaluation and public health surveillance projects.


Data Management- identify, ingest, transform, and merge data using appropriate tools and software (e.g.,SQL(Structured Query Language), SAS/R (Statistical Analysis Software/programming language).

Data Analysis- Perform power calculations, create graphs/figures/tables, calculate univariable and bivariable test statistics, and develop multivariable regression models for cross sectional and longitudinal data.

Assist Investigators and/or Supervisor with summarizing/organizing data to be used in preparing and presenting presentations for professional, scientific and academic conferences and submittal to academic and scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

Maintain the work areas. Order and organize required supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education: Master’s degree

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2years job-related experience)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have SQL (Structured Query Language)programming skills; python coding abiliites are also preferred.

Must be proficient in the use of SAS, R, (Statistical Analysis Software/programming language), or to a lesser extent STATA (statistical software for data science) for purposes of data management.

Ability to work independently is critical.

Ability to analyze, summarize and interpret research findings and data in reports and spreadsheets and communicate results.

Knowledg e of scientific integrity principles.

Excellent time management and organization skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.

Proficient in Microsoft office software skills.


Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field of study, preferred.


H09 - Research

Primary department:

H0905 - VP Research

Employment type:

Regular Employee

Job type: Full Time

Job category: Research

Funding/salary information:

Compensation type: Annual Salary

Salary hire maximum: $55,000

Working conditions:

Work related activity may be completed in office environment. May require working non-standard business hours including evenings and weekends. May be required to travel to scientific conferences.

Job openings:

Number of openings: 1

Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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