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Built upon more than two decades of research, the Goldsen Institute is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults, their families, caregivers and communities. It is distinguished by its innovative responses to the changing nature and diversity of aging in our society. The Institute houses several key research studies, including multiple federally funded projects, using science to promote best practices in research, education and practice to promote equity and reduce social, economic and health disparities now and for generations to come.
The School of Social Work and the Goldsen Institute have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 2.
The Research Scientist 2 will support the scientific needs of Goldsen Institute’s Intervention Studies for Underserved Communities including Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia, Empowerment and Action) (NIH/NIA, R01), which is the first federally funded study to develop and test interventions for LGBTQ older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. IDEA has built strong collaborations with LGBTQ adults, their families and communities; community agencies and service providers; and multidisciplinary experts from diverse fields such as Psychology, Medicine, Social Work, Nursing, and Statistics. Additional studies include the development and testing of innovative interventions to address health disparities and inequities in marginalized populations.
The Research Scientist 2 will evaluate interventions; manage and analyze data and summarize results; preform power analysis; complete systematic literature reviews; draft, develop and assist with writing scientific manuscripts and reports; prepare and present presentations at scientific and community meetings; prepare and manage IRB requirements; assist with development and design of interventions; and write grant proposals related to LGBTQ health disparities; dementia, and behavioral health.
Under supervision of the Director, this person will assist in identifying and evaluating existing literature and address research gaps in intervention studies for underserved communities experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and other health disparities and behavioral health topics. The Research Scientist should be able to complete tasks under limited supervision and work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish organizational goals. This position will develop a knowledge base designed to improve health, aging and well-being in historically marginalized communities.
•Manage and analyze intervention and related data and summarize results. •Draft, develop and assist with writing scientific manuscripts and reports. •Perform systematic literature reviews; identify, review, and synthesize exiting literature and address and articulate research gaps. •Assist with designing intervention study and developing and managing study protocols. •Assist with writing grant proposals. •Prepare and present presentations at scientific and community meetings. •Complete other tasks as assigned.
•Master's degree in psychology, public health, social work, nursing or other related health sciences or social sciences •At least 1 year of experience in psychology, public health, gerontology, social work, psychology, nursing or other related health sciences or social sciences
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Research experience with underserved populations, including LGBTQ older adults, and other health disparate or marginalized populations •Experience with randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies •Expertise in intervention studies •Strong data analysis skills with quantitative data •Manage multiple data collection efforts across multiple projects and research designs •Experience with statistical software such as Stata and R •Strong oral presentation skills •Experience in conducting literature reviews •Knowledge and experience writing grant proposals •Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development and management experience •Must be willing to travel to conferences and/or community events approximately 1-4 times per year •Ability to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely manner •Ability to communicate on technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff, and community members •Work well independently and within a collaborative environment •Experience with MS Office
•Experience with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia/cognitive impairment •Experience in behavioral health •Experience in the design and development of interventions •Experience with development of statistical models •Experience and ability to work with graduate (Masters and Ph.D.) level students
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