Research Associate Position @ The Oregon Center for Children & Youth w/ Special Health Health care needs

Apr 11, 2018

The Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN) is seeking a full-time Research Associate. OCCYSHN is Oregon’s public health agency for children and youth with special health care needs. We collaborate with the Oregon Health Authority’s Maternal and Child Health section to implement Oregon’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant.

The Research Associate supports OCCYSHN assessment and evaluation. This includes ongoing, population-based surveillance of Oregon’s children and youth with special health needs, and program evaluation of OCCYSHN interventions. Duties include:

  • Support large assessment and evaluation projects. 
  • Lead inferential quantitative analyses using national and state datasets. 
  • Create, maintain, and analyze complex data files using primary and secondary data sources. 
  • Participate in or lead qualitative analyses. 
  • Contribute to presentation and publication of assessment and evaluation results. 
  • Lead small evaluation projects. 
  • Liaise with partner organizations on assessment and evaluation efforts. 
  • Coordinate Oregon’s participation in a multi-state learning collaborative project (through 2021) focused on children with medical complexity. 

The successful applicant will have a Master of Science (PhD preferred) in public health, program evaluation, social sciences, public administration, social work, or a related field. At least three years of experience conducting program evaluation or research are required.

Experience with the following preferred: OCCYSHN’s target population; culturally responsive services and evaluation; collaboration with communities of color and other underrepresented groups; Spanish language fluency; electronic survey administration; qualitative data collection and analysis; Maternal and Child Health Bureau Title V public health framework.

Click HERE to see the OHSU position announcement and application instructions.



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