Date: January 2021

Dept. or Division: Epidemic Answers, Documenting Hope Project: Administrative

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Documenting Hope Executive Director, Principal Investigator and Senior Scientist

Written by: Beth Lambert, Executive Director

Approved by: Epidemic Answers Board Of Directors, The Documenting Hope Project Executive Team

Position Summary

The Documenting Hope Research Assistant works under the direction of the Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator to provide data analysis support and systems implementation support to the Documenting Hope Research Team.

The Documenting Hope Project is comprised of two primary research studies with Principal Investigator, Martha Herbert, PhD, MD:

  1. The CHIRP™ Study, (Child Health Inventory for Resilience and Prevention) CHIRP™ is an IRB-approved (WIRB® Protocol #20173049) survey which collects a broad range of health and lifestyle data on children ages 1-15.
  2. FLIGHT™ Study, (Facilitated Longitudinal Intensive Investigation of Genuine Health Transformation). FLIGHT™ is a prospective research framework designed to observe, document, measure and facilitate a collaborative, trans-disciplinary, and individualized approach to addressing children’s chronic health conditions.

The studies are designed in the spirit of systems biology by appreciating that human bodies and brains are self-organizing systems, naturally capable of maintaining and repairing themselves under a uniquely wide range of environmental circumstances. When humans are well nourished, active, and free of chronic stressors, they flourish, but the modern environment is vastly altered and increasingly toxic. The CHIRP™ Study aims to document the patterns associated with the modern environment’s impact on the most vulnerable among us, children. The FLIGHT™ Study is designed to demonstrate whole-child health transformations. These studies could have far-reaching influence on the future of healthcare.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with data systems administration
  • Assist with data collection, coding and systems management
  • Create/modify data collection surveys/screens
  • Build moderately complex data checks (according to definition)
  • Participate and/or build moderately complex reports/data visualizations (depending upon candidate’s relevant experience)
  • Test and document systems setup and modifications
  • Work collaboratively to support data management, validation and related operations as directed by Senior Scientist

Time Commitment and Salary

This position requires a commitment of approximately 8-10 hours a week, varying according to the demands of the research team. The position offers a monthly stipend of $600 paid bi-weekly.

Candidate Qualifications

Preferred applicants will have a BA, BS or graduate degree from four-year university or college and relevant experience in data sciences, database management, clinical data systems or similar. Advanced undergraduates with exceptional skills and qualifications may also be considered. Applicants must have facility with Excel, Access and all Microsoft Office applications or a willingness to independently learn these platforms and be eager and willing to learn new data management systems. Applicants must speak English fluently. Preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience and who have taken advanced science courses, and/or have an interest in data analytics. Candidates with proficiency or aptitude for programing in Python and R will receive priority consideration, but all candidates should have a strong interest in learning data science techniques involving programing, including machine learning and statistical applications.

This position is offered by Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This position offers the unique opportunity to work with top level scientific and executive leaders with decades of experience working in bioinformatics, operations, and clinical research. Commendable contributions to this organization’s publication objectives may result in co-authorship of original scholarly research.

To learn more about the project please see:

Please send resumes and cover letters to Beth Lambert, Executive Director, Epidemic Answers: [email protected].