Research Scientist 2, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 10/12/2018
Reference 11304062
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55118,55120
Who May Apply: Open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 10/16/2018.

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Closing Date: 10/19/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Health Department

Division/Unit: Office of Statewide Health Improvements Initiatives / Evaluation & Survelliance

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm

Days of Work: Monday - Friday (40 hours per week)

Travel Required: Yes - Up to 25% of the time

Salary Range: $26.30 - $38.75/hourly; $54,914 - $80,910/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional

Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary
The incumbent in this position is responsible for completing state-level research, surveillance reporting, and evaluation for Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) content/site focus areas. The incumbent will also be working closely with obesity and tobacco evaluation research and program staff at Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to plan, design, implement research and surveillance studies and report findings. Additional duties may include: research and grant proposal writing and grant reporting; evaluation and surveillance projects.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in one of the behavioral or social sciences, public health, neuropsychology, epidemiology, health services research or closely-related field;

AND

Three (3) years of professional experience designing, planning, organizing, implementing, directing or evaluating data-related projects including needs assessments, program evaluation, research studies using primary or secondary database linkage efforts, data analysis and interpretation, management information systems or data collection, and monitoring systems in health-related programs.

OR

Five (5) years of related experience designing, planning, organizing, implementing, directing or evaluating data-related projects including needs assessments, program evaluation, research studies using primary or secondary database linkage efforts, data analysis and interpretation, management information systems or data collection, and monitoring systems in health-related programs.

A Master's degree in one of the above areas will substitute for one year of professional experience; a PhD in one of the above areas will substitute for two years of professional experience.

Ability to conceive, organize and carry out research projects independently.
Preferred Qualifications:
Specialized knowledge of evaluation methods to assess policy, systems and environmental changes in the areas of healthy eating, tobacco and activity living preferred.

Specialized knowledge in epidemiology in the areas of obesity and tobacco preferred.

Skills in data visualization and reporting preferred.

Understanding of health equity and health disparities.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of federal, state, and local community
agencies and community organizations.

Experience leading diverse work teams to meet aggressive goals and timelines.
Additional Requirements
This position requires successful completion of the following:

Must successfully pass a background check.

Must possess a valid Class D driver's license.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.
Employer Minnesota Department of Health

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