The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is recruiting a Social Research Assistant to work on the UNC Children's Healthy Weight Team, in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Deadline January 20, 2012.
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Position: We are recruiting for a Social Research Assistant at the Contributing Level to work with the UNC Children’s Healthy Weight Team. This team is responsible for multiple projects which focus on understanding how to encourage children to eat healthy and be physically active so that they can achieve a healthy weight. The person in this position will work primarily on the Development of the Virtual NAP SACC Program serving as the project manager.
This position is Time-Limited for a period of 3 years. Information about this type of appointment can be found at the UNC Office of Human Resources website.
Salary: The hiring range for this position is $28,860-$36,900.
Essential skills, knowledge and abilities: Primary responsibilities will include organizing various project-related meetings; coordinating efforts between investigators and staff and the web development team; participating in the development of new materials for the online program; submitting IRB applications; assisting with recruitment and cohort maintenance; coordinating formative and pilot data collection; overseeing students and/or staff working on this projects; tracking expenses; and maintaining organized project files.
Training should include completion of coursework for a four-year college degree in public health nutrition, exercise science, health communications, health behavior, or related social science, along with coursework or experience in research methodology, statistics, and/or computer science. Master’s degree is preferred.
Preferred qualifications: Familiarity working with emerging technologies and web programming is highly desired. Experience with public health nutrition, physical activity, and/or obesity prevention initiatives in children 0-5 is highly desirable. Prefer candidates who have knowledge of child care facility settings, routines, and regulations and knowledge of child nutrition, physical activity, and general health. Strong candidates will also have human ethics certification, familiarity with the IRB process, and at least 6 months experience working in a research setting; gathering, editing and analyzing data for social and/or economic research is also preferred. Candidates should also have experience managing responsibilities on multiple studies or projects at once and supervising temporary employees.