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Research Associate II, Georgia State University, Atlanta

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC), established in 1995, integrates research, policy, and programs to advance health and wellbeing. The center conducts, analyzes, and disseminates qualitative and quantitative findings to connect decision makers with the objective research and guidance needed to make informed decisions about health policy and programs. The center has worked with more than 1,000 communities in all 50 states, helping our nation to improve health and well‐being. In 2017, the GHPC added a global portfolio, including work in Nigeria, Sudan, Kenya, and Ireland.

The research associate II (RA II), is a contributing member of multiple research, technical assistance, policy development, and programmatic teams depending on scope of work. The center’s current scope of work includes behavioral health, child health & well‐being, community health systems development, health & health care financing, health in all policies, health systems
transformation, long‐term services & support, population & global health, and rural health. This RA II will work primarily on projects within the long‐term services and supports portfolio. This is an Atlanta‐based position.

Applicant must be extremely organized and possess strong research, writing, analytical, and project management skills, including the ability to successfully manage and coordinate multiple clients, teams, budgets, deadlines and deliverables.
Responsibilities of this position may include:
Serves as a project manager and supports the management of grants and contracts.
Provides a range of technical assistance.
Contributes to the research team through qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Participates in the design and facilitation of internal and external meetings.
Contributes to the development of creative solutions to complex health policy issues.
Conducts literature reviews, contributes to the analytic plan, collects data, and analyzes results.
Drafts reports, abstracts, briefing papers, presentations, and other research‐related communications.
Reports on GHPC projects to build key stakeholder awareness through accepted communications channels.
Builds relationships with external stakeholders including legislators, community leaders, and academicians.
Attends meetings and represents the GHPC at conferences and national meetings.
Serves as a mentor to research associates, graduate research assistants, and students.

Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills
Data collection and database management skills
Writing/reporting skills
Presentation skills
Group facilitation skills
Networking skills and aptitude for representing GHPC with local, state, and national organizations
Demonstrated participatory and team‐oriented style of interaction
Knowledge of research techniques, methodologies, equipment, processes and procedures
Knowledge of software (spreadsheets, word processors, presentations, educational software, computers, scanners and
Ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, and exhibit excellent customer service
Effective time management and organizational skills
Effective oral and verbal communication with external and internal customers

Master’s degree in a related field and three years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Master’s degree in health policy, health management, public health, public policy is preferred. Extensive experience in health policy, qualitative and quantitative research, working with stakeholder groups, strong writing and communication skills, and proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are required. Knowledge of human subjects research guidelines and Institutional Review Board processes, Qualtrics, WebEx, SAS, SPSS, and Stata are preferred. Experience and interest in aging, disability, and/or long‐term services and supports research, programs, services, and policies is desired.

All interested candidates may apply through the Georgia State University Human Resources website ( The position is listed as Sponsor‐Funded Professional ‐ Research Associate II ‐ 21000647.

The salary for this position will range from $52,476 ‐ $65,000. The position is sponsor‐funded and is contingent upon funding. The closing date is July 6, 2021.