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RESEARCH AREA SPECIALIST INTERMEDIATE: THE CHICAGO FATHERS AND SONS STUDY

Overview of Program

The Chicago Fathers and Sons Study is designed to examine the short- and long-term effects of the Fathers and Sons parenting and health awareness program for improving nonresident African American fathers’ and sons’ outcomes compared to an attention-control group focused on physical activity and nutrition. Substance abuse, depression and use of substance and mental health services are outcomes of interest for fathers.  Sons’ intentions to avoid using substances, violence, and initiating sex early, as well as actual substance use and sexual behaviors, aggression, self-regulation and depression are outcomes of interest for sons.

Job Summary

Assist with NIH-funded intervention research project under the direction of the program coordinator and faculty. This research is being conducted in the Washington Park area of Chicago IL; therefore, the person hired into this position will be located in the Chicago project office. The position is through the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is for 80% effort, will be non-exempt and is benefits eligible.

*This position is funded on sponsored project(s)

Responsibilities

  • Identify, recruit and retain eligible intervention program participants. Obtain informed consent from program participants.
  • Schedule and administer baseline and follow-up interviews.
  • Supervise temp staff and perform administrative duties.
  • Manage participant files. Track and retain families.
  • Work with data systems and conduct preliminary statistical analyses.
  • Conduct literature searches and write program summaries.
  • Train facilitators and observers and other staff. Perform all other duties as assigned/needed.

Desired Qualifications

Masters in psychology, public health, social work, sociology or related field; or bachelors and adequate, relevant work experience
• Past experience working on a research study or with at risk populations or inner city youth
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, SPSS or other data programs
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to work as a team leader
• Strong research and writing skills
• Experience
– Working on a research study obtaining informed consent and program implementation
– Working with adolescents and families of color or in urban inner city communities
– Conducting survey research; knowledge and skills in the design, collection and analysis of data

  • A Commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community
  • Applicant must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including some evenings

How to Apply

Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and 3-5 professional references.  Please send materials to Cassandra Brooks, clbrooks@umich.edu.  For questions please contact Cassandra Brooks via email or at 810-239-2932.

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