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Job Title: Research Assistant (Public Service Aide)
Job Number:
Organization: San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
Posted: 6/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Francisco ,  CA    USA
Compensation: $20.08/hour
Position Description: This position will support data analysis and reporting writing to develop and document a predictive model of injuries to bicyclists to inform injury prevention efforts in support of San Francisco’s Vision Zero policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Under the direction of Epidemiologists in the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability, the position will be trained to perform the following:

- Conducting univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis of injuries to bicyclists, associated socio- demographic and environmental factors, and predictors; - Summarizing and graphically depicting findings from analyses; - Creating professional reports, presentations and/or research briefs documenting findings and implications for injury prevention efforts and pro-active planning; - Working with public health and transportation professionals as well as statistical consultants to analyze the data and interpret findings; - Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education: 1a. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Statistics, Epidemiology, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Environmental Science, City Planning or a related field OR 1b. Currently enrolled in a baccalaureate program from an accredited college/university majoring in Statistics, Epidemiology, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Environmental Science, City Planning or a related field; AND Experience: 2a. Six (6) months (equivalent to 1,000 hours) of applied or academic experience in quantitative data collection, analysis and report writing OR 2b. Twelve (12) months of applied or academic experience in qualitative data collection, analysis, and report writing.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

- Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college/university majoring in Statistics, Epidemiology, Biology, Medicine, Public Health, Environmental Science, City Planning or a related field. Experience operating statistical software (i.e. SAS, Stata, R). - ArcGIS analysis and mapping experience. Experience analyzing transportation- related injury data. - Experience with report writing of findings of multivariate analyses and practical implications for public health. - Interest in interdisciplinary practice - particularly public health and transportation policy including cyclist safety. - Ability to prioritize tasks and work efficiently and independently. - Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing, including technical reports. - Demonstrates world class care in alignment with ZSFG's caring framework, ICARE: I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit.

Organization Description: The Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Branch applies innovative approaches to using health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable and equitable planning and policy, in collaboration with local communities and government agencies. We are an interdisciplinary team of data scientists passionate about using data and evidence to help create a healthy, safe, sustainable and equitable San Francisco. We do this by analyzing and sharing data and collaborating with city agency partners, community stakeholders, and other entities. We believe in data- driven, evidence-based decision making that incorporates community concerns and considers community context. We have a strong track record of developing and implementing high-impact, innovative data tools which have become national best practice models – including the SF Indicator Project and TransBASESF.org.

Closing Date: 9/26/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Megan Wier,  Research Assistant (Public Service Aide)
Contact Location: 1390 Market Street
Suite 810
San Francisco   CA  94102
United States
Contact Location: 1390 Market Street
  Suite 810
  San Francisco   CA  94102
  United States
Contact Phone:  
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Contact Email: megan.wier@sfdph.org
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How to Apply: Please see instructions here on how to apply, as well as additional information regarding the position: https://jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp? R1=TEX&R2=9924&R3=077905

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