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RESEARCH SCIENTIST (DATA)

The Health Policy Research Program (HPRP), of the Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a research scientist to join our team. This is a contract-funded position supported by the State of Iowa for evaluation of its Medicaid expansion. Initial funding is for three years. Research skills and experience should include large secondary data management and analytic experience; conceptual research methods and design; data management; data analysis; and demonstrated academic journal writing. Topical area(s) of expertise could include health services research, public health, behavioral health, and/or social science disciplines such as sociology. This person may have supervisory duties depending on experience and area(s) of expertise.

This Professional and Scientific position will be filled as either an Assistant Research Scientist / Engineer (PRJ1) or Associate Research Scientist / Engineer (PRJ2) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To express interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both requisitions, 21002682 and 21002684.

The position is open to a full time equivalent of 50-100%. Part-time or full-time appointments are available within the stated range. Part-time remote or telework may be considered.

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST (SURVEY)

The Health Policy Research Program (HPRP) of the Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking a research scientist to join our team. This is a contract-funded position supported by the State of Iowa for evaluation of its Medicaid expansion. Initial funding is for three years. Research skills and experience should include survey research (survey development, sampling design, and analysis strategies); conceptual research methods and design; data management; data analysis; and demonstrated academic journal writing.

This Professional and Scientific position will be filled as either an Assistant Research Scientist / Engineer (PRJ1) or Associate Research Scientist / Engineer (PRJ2) based on candidate qualifications and interview evaluation. To express interest for consideration at both levels, please apply to both requisitions, 21002683 and 21002685.

The position is open to a full time equivalent of 50-100%. Part-time or full-time appointments are available within the stated range. Part-time remote or telework may be considered.

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Telephone research interviewers

The Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) at The University of Iowa is seeking highly motivated individuals to work as Telephone Research Interviewers. This is a University of Iowa student position. To apply, contact Dawn Bower at dawn-bower@uiowa.edu or (319) 384-3810, 809 Jefferson Building, Iowa City IA 52242.

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Rate of pay: $10.65

Position summary

This is a University of Iowa student position. This position allows students to work in a professional environment while gaining valuable employment and research experience in public policy and opinion polling. Interviewers conduct survey data collection for academic and private business research. This position involves contacting and asking questions of respondents over the telephone. Survey questions are standardized and must be read exactly as written.

Qualifications

The student must have the following qualifications:

  • Absolute attention to detail.

  • Efficient, professional manner with good customer service skills.

  • Excellent communication skills. English fluency (verbal and written) is required.

  • Self-motivated with flawless discretion.

  • Works well in a team environment.

  • Solid work ethic and reliability. 

Experience in research and previous exposure to a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system is not required.

Duties

Serving as a Telephone Research Interviewer: Interact by phone with outside parties, such as businesses or private individuals to obtain data for an assigned research project. Recent study topics surround health and health systems as well as opinion research. Review and edit completed interview questionnaires for completeness and accuracy. Maintain accurate records and files pertaining to one or more research studies. Training is provided and paid.

Skills to be acquired/refined

  • Customer Service

  • Communication and listening.

  • Research and survey methodology

Work schedule

Moderately flexible hours: 10-20 per week, as dictated by our study schedule and your availability.

Primarily evenings and weekends.

**This job is temporary. However, extended employment opportunities are possible for successful employees!!