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Research Scientist 3

Company: The University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Project ECHO has an amazing opportunity for a Research Scientist 3 to join our REDI Team! Our REDI (Research, Evaluation, and Data Insights) Team supports learning and growth for Project ECHO initiatives. The team supports continuous improvement of ECHO initiatives by providing multiple types of data, evaluation, and research services.
The Research Scientist 3 will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and reporting results from ECHO program evaluations in New Mexico and beyond. This position will work closely with other members of the REDI Team focused on evaluation and data, as well as collaborate closely with ECHO program teams and other divisions of ECHO Institute including National and NM Programs Teams and Grants, IT, and Joint Accreditation departments. This position will also support development and

management of IRB protocols for evaluations.
Responsibilities include:
Designing, implementing, and reporting results from evaluations of ECHO program(s) in accordance with grant requirements/deliverables, standard human subjects research principles and practices, and Project ECHO standard operating procedures.
Adapting evaluation designs to meet specific needs arising from shifting business needs, grant/funder requirements, or in accordance with best practices in research design.
Drafting evaluation/research plans and protocols, and documenting implementation progress.
Managing evaluations and research studies to meet business needs and grant requirements, working collaboratively with ECHO program and REDI teams.
Developing and implementing surveys, focus groups and interviews, and other data collection tools, including the use of secondary data, as needed to meet evaluative objectives.
Conducting evaluation and research activities in accordance with ethical and legal requirements for the conduct of human subjects research; preparing human subject research protocols and managing modifications as needed.
Thoroughly documenting analytic procedures for reproducibility.
Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data using statistical software/programming languages (e.g., R, Python), qualitative analysis software (e.g., NVivo), or other tools as needed for reporting purposes.
In collaboration with Data Team and Program Teams, implementing and effectively interpreting dashboards utilizing evaluation data.
Accurately summarizing and reporting on findings in a variety of venues including formal/informal presentations, grant reports, and manuscripts for publication.
Training ECHO program and other staff on evaluation practices and standard procedures as needed to ensure effective implementation of evaluation/research plans and to meet human subjects protection and grant requirements.
Leading training on evaluation frameworks and methods for ECHO partners on an as needed basis.
Researching and studying new or existing techniques, tools or software that are relevant to evaluation and data management projects and goals. Engages in professional development opportunities when relevant.
Project ECHO is unique and innovative center based within a vibrant academic community at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Our mission is to democratize implementation of best practices with a goal of helping 1 billion people lead better lives by 2025. We are looking for mission-driven high performers who share similar values to join our team and help us achieve this goal.
Project ECHO is committed to democratizing implementation of best practices in healthcare, education and other areas where first mile professionals need support. We do this by training universities, nonprofits, and dedicated individuals on facilitation skills and how to set up robust virtual communities of practice to be able to scale their own expertise and missions to the benefit of their local communities. Over the past 20 years, Project ECHO and our partners have trained more than 1,000 partners who make up our global network of Universities, ministries of health, and NGOs around the world. Examples of programs we and others run include infectious disease control (Hepatitis C, HIV), mental health and addiction treatment, literacy, math, climate mitigation and many more.
Project ECHO is funded in part by philanthropic grants and gifts from organizations such as the GE Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the US Government. Additionally, for programming benefitting New Mexico we receive support from the NM Legislature, the New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health.
Project ECHO prides itself on being a values-based organization and inclusive place to work. Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Democratization of Knowledge, Mutual Trust and Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Accountability, Innovation and Learning and Joy of Work. We strive to find individuals who can embrace and exemplify these values. In addition, Project ECHO was named one of Albuquerques Top Three Best Places to Work in 2023. This award recognizes organizations of all sizes with exceptional climates, team atmospheres, benefits, and employee engagement. For more information and a brief overview of benefits available please visit

Project ECHO Newsroom

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We work with partners all over the world and work hours outside of normal business hours may be required. We are fortunate to have access to advanced technology, which will require some teleworking.
Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Preferred Qualifications

Strong, demonstrated experience working on complex evaluation or research projects that require data analysis and organization. Research experience related to public health or community engaged research is a plus.

Demonstrated ability to build relationships, gain credibility, influence, and partner with business leaders, and peers

Outstanding communication and leadership skills; ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and develop positive outcomes with a wide range of individuals and constituents

Strong quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills

Excellent flexibility and prioritization skills: ability to thrive in a fast-paced working environment with competing deadlines

Experience using R or Python preferred

Experience writing and managing research

grants
Additional Requirements
Campus
Department
Employment Type
Employment Type

Staff
Staff Type
Staff Type

Term - Full-Time
Term End Date
Term End Date

06/30/2025
Status
Status

Exempt
Pay
Pay

Monthly: $3,955.47 - $5,555.33
Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits

home page for a more information.
ERB Statement
ERB Statement

As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance

grid.
Background Check Required

Yes
For Best Consideration Date
For Best Consideration Date

4/1/2024
Eligible for Remote Work
Eligible for Remote Work

Yes
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Eligible for Remote Work Statement

Position eligible for a hybrid schedule
Application Instructions
Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs

to submit an application.
Please submit a current resume and a cover letter. On the resume, please indicate whether previous job listed were full-time or part-time positions. If part-time, please include amounts of hours worked each week. Please also include month and year for start and end dates for each job listed. Instructions for cover letter: please describe how you meet the preferred qualifications in the posting. Official transcripts, High SchoolDiploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs

to submit an application.
Please submit a current resume and a cover letter. On the resume, please indicate whether previous job listed were full-time or part-time positions. If part-time, please include amounts of hours worked each week. Please also include month and year for start and end dates for each job listed. Instructions for cover letter: please describe how you meet the preferred qualifications in the posting. Official transcripts, High SchoolDiploma or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3280.html . Refer to https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3200.html

for a definition of Regular Staff.
Requesting an Accommodation

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouragedto apply. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and University of New Mexico policy, ifyou have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in orderto apply for a position with the University of New Mexico, or if you cannotuse the online application system, please contact Human Resources at hrpr@unm.edu (505) 277-4777 for assistance with the application process.
The University of New Mexico is an affirmative action, equal opportunityemployer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status,disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to hiring andretaining a diverse workforce and are dedicated to the goal of buildingan inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff. We are committed to teachingand working in a multicultural environment. Visit the links below for moreinformation regarding our commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity:Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action at the Universityof New Mexico Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW.
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