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Job Title: Part-Time Research Assistant (2017-21)
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Organization: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Posted: 7/7/2017
Type: Part-time
Classification: Behavioral Science
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Oakland,  CA    USA
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Position Description: We are searching for a Part Time (40%) Research Assistant located in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide support for a TRDRP-funded study on tobacco use among Latinos in treatment for substance use. The person hired in this position will assist our staff on this project by conducting research, collecting and analyzing data, and disseminating findings to the public. We are seeking a bilingual/bicultural Spanish speaker who will feel comfortable working in all-male, monolingual Spanish-language drug and alcohol recovery centers. Local travel to these centers for data collection in the Bay Area will be required, in addition to some night and weekend hours. Candidates should have access to reliable personal transportation; mileage will be reimbursed.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: • Collecting data, including semi-structured interviews, observation, and surveys in treatment centers • Conducting basic statistical analyses using SPSS • Coding and interpreting qualitative data using ATLAS.ti software • Writing summaries of study findings • Assisting with TRDRP reporting requirements • Effectively communicating with other project staff to achieve the above goals

Qualifications: • Native or near-native Spanish speaker with strong reading/writing skills in Spanish • Prior work experience in environments that require communication in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse populations • Experience working independently as well as part of a research team to coordinate and lead specific activities • Flexibility, strong organizational and problem-solving skills • Access to reliable personal transportation to travel locally within the San Francisco Bay Area to conduct research activities • Availability during some weekdays • Some availability to work weekends and evenings

Preferred: • Bi-cultural for Mexican American and Latino immigrant populations in California • BA or equivalent degree or experience • Experience with qualitative and/or quantitative data collection • Knowledge of substance use disorders and Alcoholics Anonymous • Proficiency with ATLAS.ti and/or SPSS

Organization Description: PIRE has a significant national presence in the area of applied science, with funded research projects at its centers on prevention, treatment, and policy research. PIRE scientists and practitioners continually focus on the design and implementation of complex program evaluation strategies and the conduct of research related to health and social issues, and criminal justice. PIRE practitioners and scientists provide training and technical assistance in many health-related areas to states and communities that are attempting to improve public health. For more information about PIRE go to

Closing Date: 10/7/2017
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How to Apply: To apply for this position, please visit: sting/view/69 Please submit Cover Letter with Application.

Additional Information: PIRE is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer PIRE is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is expected to support actively the organization's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees regardless of such differences.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) PIRE will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please contact Human Resources by phone at 301-755-2701 or email at

Web Site Delete Date: 10/7/2017