The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, seeks a Senior Research Associate to lead key scientific and systems direction of assigned studies in Primary Care Research.
Some tasks include: 1. Provide key scientific and systems direction in the development and execution of research projects by the Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network. 2. Provide key scientific and systems oversight and support for the development of proposals for future funding, continuation applications, and progress reports. 3. Develop, oversee and maintain data and process management systems and direct PROS projects as assigned to ensure scientific and financial integrity and progress of these efforts. 4. Develop and manage comprehensive communication plans to maximize recruitment and retention of participants in PROS studies. 5. Establish and maintain effective communications with Fellows and other PROS investigators on project work. 6. Oversee activities to ensure ongoing compliance of assigned studies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for assigned projects. 7. Develop, oversee and maintain systems to track status of contracts, budgets, and expenses for assigned projects and ensure compliance with funder and federal requirements. 8. Develop, execute and present results of statistical analyses for selected projects. 9. Write research articles and scientific abstracts for peer-reviewed journals and professional research meetings. 10. Develop agendas and materials for PROS research meetings and attend/present at these meetings. 11. Represent the network and/or division at professional research conferences and committee meetings as required. 12. Train and supervise assigned staff.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.
The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.
Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.
Qualifications Needed: 1. Master’s degree in social/behavioral/clinical sciences, public health, business, or related discipline required. Doctorate preferred. 2. Five years of clinical/public health or social science research experience required, including research project management, all aspects of research planning and data analysis, and some peer-reviewed research products. 3. Supervisory experience preferred. 4. Proficiency with MS Office and experience with database (i.e.: Access) and statistical software (i.e.: SAS, SPSS) required. Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, and organization skills required, as well as proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with statistical software for graphical presentation of data. 5. Must be able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting. Interest in a variety of child health research issues preferred. 6. Some evening/weekend work and travel required.
About American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 66,000 members in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).