Research Associate I

Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA (30+ days ago)4.1

Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics is seeking applications for a Research Associate\ Post Doctoral Researcher. The position is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The purpose of the funded study is:
1) to understand the information requirements, decision-making needs, and workflow of homecare nurses in the admission and care planning processes, and
2) to examine if/how health information technology supports the nurses. The applicant will participate in data collection with three homecare agencies and will support analyzing the data, developing recommendations, and disseminating the results.

Applicants should send: Cover letter, C.V., contact information for 3 references, research statement (1-2 pages), and a list of relevant publications. Please submit these materials as a single PDF file. Please send the electronic document to Ellen J. Bass at Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by May 15, 2018.

The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in human factors, systems engineering, human-computer interaction, information science, psychology, or a related area. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in qualitative methods (including focus groups, observation, interview, and assisted recall methods) as well as experience or interest in thematic coding. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in usability methods (including cognitive walkthrough, heuristic evaluation, and key stoke level modeling). All applicants should demonstrate technical skills in statistics, writing abilities, and good communication skills. All applicants must have a valid driver license.

Essential Functions
The applicant will be responsible: a) data collection in the home setting and at the home care agency, b) qualitative data analysis, c) drafting of recommendations, d) drafting of manuscripts, and e) management of study logistics including organization, administration, and data collection. Data collection will take place in patients' homes and in office settings. Travel to the data collection sites requires a driver's license. Travel related costs will be reimbursed.

This position has an immediate starting date and will end March 31, 2019. This full-time research position includes full benefits.

Supplemental Posting Information
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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(5) Full Time

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7065 Health Systems & Sciences Research

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Commensurate with expereince

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Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry St. 7th Floor, Phila, PA 19102

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