Posting: Project Policy Analyst: Michigan/Detroit Area - University of California San Francisco
November 15, 2022
Project Policy Analyst: Michigan/ Detroit Area
The candidate will join a great team working on a grant funded by the National Institute on Aging (R01) focused on developing policy recommendations at the federal and state level to better serve older adults with cognitive impairment from racially and ethnically diverse communities in the US, especially older adults living alone.
The PI is looking for a Project Policy Analyst located in Detroit, Michigan with knowledge and experience working with the older adult community in a way that builds trust and strengthens the relationship with the community. Local travel is required for both positions. This is a superb remote position to kick-start or consolidate a career in research.
- Assist with recruiting & screening study participants
- Conducting one-on-one interviews with study participants
- Administering a complex cognitive test in to understand if potential participants qualify.
- Organizing & giving educational presentations in older adult communities
- Working in coordination with the project manager, data collection, and coordinating with other research assistants.
- Codes data & transcripts. This responsibility includes identifying prevailing and unexpected themes in narratives, as well as the identification of obstacles and facilitators in the recruitment of older adult’s dementia research.
- Coordinates program planning and collaboration with program/project staff. Coordinates activities with community partners;
The Institute for Health & Aging is an organized research unit at UCSF. The work of the Institute includes extensive research, training, and public service in the areas of aging, health, and health policy.
- Bachelor's degree in a related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
- Proficient in ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality
- Attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills to coordinate with subjects, team members, other departments, and outside institutions; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while working with a diverse subject population.
- Ability to work well independently, complete projects in a timely manner, and prioritize multiple projects to ensure the completion of essential tasks by deadlines.
- Strongly connected to their community
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment, prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines on concurrent projects
- Ability to assist in writing and editing manuscripts with PI
- Understanding of patient population to create rapport and a relationship, while also giving insight to what is realistic and appropriate for patient participation.