As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours Children's Health System is an open and welcoming place to work, and values diversity in all its forms. Additionally, Nemours aspires to have its workforce reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of diverse backgrounds, Spanish-speaking applicants, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are strongly encouraged to apply. Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to, leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. We are seeking an individual with specific expertise in multicultural care to meet the needs of our most underserved families in our community. Experience working with Spanish speaking families is desired. The Health Equity Research Associate performs a primary research role in Research & Education Section (RES) implying health disparities science research/education and assists in conducting original research for both internally- and externally- funded projects of interest to the OHEI, RES. Performs a range of population-based design, literature review, data collection, data analysis and manuscript preparation under the direction of Principal Research Scientist (PRS) or Director, Research & Education Section (DRES). Coordinates lectures and educational materials and mentors the OHEI Summer Scholars. Applies for small research and training grants, as well as assists the PRS in the preparation of grant proposals, abstracts, posters and manuscripts. Facilitates collaboration with other research institutions and entities and maintains records of research activities and work performed.
Designs original studies using appropriate epidemiologic and population-based techniques under the direction of Principal Research Scientist (PRS) or Director of Research & Education Section (DRES).
Assists with the preparation of proposals and required documentation for Nemours and other external IRB approval under the direction of PRS or DRES.
Conducts literature reviews for background and significance of related projects as well as initiate meta-analytic studies as quantitative evidence synthesis (QES) for scientific statements, proven intervention and practice guidelines.
Assists in the preparation of background and significance data for proposal development and manuscript preparation under the direction of PRS or DRES.
Collects and processes data and performs primary statistical analysis involving summary statistics.
Prepares abstracts and reports of research projects as well as manuscripts under the direction of PRS or DRES.
Facilitates research collaboration, coordinates and maintains the log of research activities.
Coordinates the schedule, journal club activities and educational materials for Health Equity Summer Scholars Program.
Prepares posters for conferences under the direction of PRS or DRES.
Assists the PRS or DRES in the preparation of research proposals to internal & external funding agencies.
Responsible for the submission of all abstracts, manuscripts and grants proposals, as well as monitor the acquisition and funding process
Assists in the preparation of the budget and budget justification of all grants and financially supported projects.
Masters in Public Health with epidemiology as major concentration & health education/health promotion practices as minor plus moderate knowledge and skills in statistical modeling
More than 1 and up to 3 years of job related experience
Translational, population-based or community-based research or related environment; epigenetic and biologic determinants of outcomes variability experience preferred
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.