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Job Title: CONNECT/EDIT Data Assistant Associate
Job Number: 31570
Organization: Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Northwestern Univ
Posted: 8/5/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL    USA
Position Description: Job Summary: Collects, reviews, verifies, validates, codes and inputs data into a computer processing system; audits output data. Identifies and resolves production related errors. Maintains and revises procedural lists, control records and coding schemes to process source data. Assists with the management and coordination of connections with program and study partners. Assists in the development and maintenance of tracking documents, spreadsheets, and procedural lists. Provides administrative support to supervising programs and projects. Assists in tasks related to dissemination of research products. Participates and assists with team and departmental meetings. Performs data entry and cleaning activities, as necessary.

Program Descriptions: The CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, is focused around elucidating the complex mechanisms driving the health disparities of stigmatized populations, in particular gender and sexual minorities. The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance Research Program (EDIT) is focused around being a local and national leader in the evaluation of health interventions focused on sexual and gender minorities, with an emphasis on HIV programs. CONNECT is directed by Michelle Birkett, PhD, and EDIT is directed by Gregory Phillips II, PhD. Both are Assistant Professors in the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine and faculty within the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH).

Project Descriptions: K-NECT (K08 – Networks Embedded in Context; PI: Birkett) advances understanding of drug use and HIV racial disparities in young men who have sex with men by examining the intersection of racism and homophobia, how these impact the spread of HIV. YRBS R01 (PI: Phillips) utilizes data from the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey to assess alcohol use disparities in sexual minority youth across jurisdictions and time points.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

Participates in team and other departmental meetings to share experiences, learn about what other teams are doing and help solve problems.


Manages data receipt, tracking and follows up on assigned project(s). Detects trends and reports on patterns of errors. Contacts customers to obtain missing data. Learns and complies with appropriate compliance and regulation requirements regarding protected data. Provides administrative support to organizational area.


Receives, collects, reviews, edits, and enters data.


Partners with customers to ensure data is accurate, including running or reviewing quality assurance reports, correcting erroneous data and providing feedback to the team. Contacts customers to obtain missing data, to provide support to those providing data, and to answer general questions about processes and content.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Infrastructure (extends across applications): Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), Skype. Analytical: Critical thinking, problem solving, troubleshooting. Project: Facilitate collaboration. Functional documentation, organizational skills, workflow development & documentation.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Ability to prioritize tasks. Effective time management skills. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to adhere to instructions/procedures. Efficient and resourceful in problem solving. Good communication skills; demonstrated effective spoken and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)

Experience working with community-based organizations. Experience working with LGBT populations. Experience with racial and ethnic minority health issues.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to receive and benefit from feedback. Willingness to expand skill set and improve. Ability to write scientifically for dissemination activities.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 11/5/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Gregory Phillips II,  CONNECT/EDIT Data Assistant Associate
Contact Location: 625 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago   IL  60611
United States
Contact Location: 625 N. Michigan Ave.
  Chicago   IL  60611
  United States
Contact Phone: 312-503-3447 
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How to Apply: Applicants should navigate to and apply for job opening #31570.

Additional Information: Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

ISGMH Diversity Statement: ISGMH’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, ISGMH advances the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among ISGMH staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.

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