Project Research Assistant (Entry Level)

UnitedHealth Group - Johnston, RI3.6

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The Project Research Assistant provides support to analysts and scientists engaging in health-related quality of life research projects including health outcomes analysis projects, strategy projects, instrument development projects, and dissemination work.

Conducts literature searches and reviews, drafts summaries of literature, develops PowerPoint slides from text, format documents, updates Excel files, builds and maintains bibliographic / reference databases, facilitates meetings and takes meeting minutes, copy edits documents, and otherwise supports the research staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
General word processing (creation and editing)
Preparation of and editing of presentations and spreadsheets
Facilitation of meeting arrangements, including minute-taking
Photocopying and collating of project materials
Conduct electronic literature searches
Draft written literature summaries
Obtain reprints of scientific articles
Use of bibliographic software (Citavi, Endnote, or similar)
Document management/filing on Sharepoint
Build and maintain bibliographic/reference database and related reports
Manage library services
Assumes responsibility for completing tasks in a given timeline and in accordance with quality standards
Follows company and department standard operating procedures
Interacts effectively and collegially with all employees, fostering a supportive and cross departmental sharing environment

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree (or higher) or High School Diploma / GED with 2+ years of research, editing, proofreading or equivalent experience in an Academic setting and / or academic publications.
2+ years of Academic level reference management, including experience creating search strings and performing database searches (PubMed, Ovid, Thompson Reuters Web of Science, or similar) and formatting references in accordance with common style requirements.
Must be proficient in MS Office Word (editing, creating documents, formatting techniques to create document templates and style sets), Excel (create, navigate, sorting and create graphs and tables in spreadsheet) PowerPoint (create slide decks to create presentations), and Outlook (emails and calendars).
Must have proofreading and / or editing experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with scientific research method, literature and search methods highly desired.
Knowledge of survey research and survey development would be an asse
Experience with bibliographic software such as Reference Manager / Citavi is a plus

Soft Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Plans work effectively to meet goals and ensure timely completion of assignments.
Must be able to meet project deadlines
Maintains positive relationships with site personnel and colleague
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