New England Research Institutes
  • 26-Jan-2017 to 01-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • Part Time

Consistent with its founding motto, "No research without therapeutic or policy benefit," New England Research Institutes (NERI) strongly encourages its scientists to implement innovative designs using multi-method approaches and to try new strategies for disseminating results.

NERI is currently seeking a Qualitative Researcher to join a multidisciplinary team. The position will support innovative research projects relevant to public health, medical sociology, health disparities as well as health policy and practice.

The qualitative researcher will contribute to all aspects of research work ranging from interview guide development to data analysis of research projects, including conducting interviews and focus groups with research participants as well as developing and executing coding and analysis. The qualitative researcher will have an opportunity to contribute to published manuscripts and to participate in presentations.

The position will be part-time or a consultancy with the potential for full time, starting immediately.

The Qualitative Researcher will:

Conduct semi-structured interviews, open-ended interviews and focus groups, including ongoing training and quality assurance activities;

Contribute to the design and development of qualitative and mixed methods research proposals;

Conceptualize research strategies;

Collaborate to develop discussion guides, data collection materials, analytical frameworks, and codebooks;

Participate in analytic coding and data analyses;

Summarize research findings for various audiences;

Synthesize results and write effective project reports;

Collaborate with interdisciplinary research team and media specialists; and

Manage other general research tasks related to qualitative and mixed methods projects.

The position requires excellent analytic and organizational skills, strong and comprehensive qualitative training, and substantial experience with qualitative data collection, managing qualitive research projects, as well as analyzing, and summarizing results of qualitative research.

A Master's degree with at least 4 years of qualitative research experience is required; applicants with a PhD or PhD candidacy are preferred.

Ability to work independently, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative team environment are required. 

Proficiency with the Atlas.ti software program is preferred, as well as the ability to learn new software programs as needed.


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NERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, age, disability, Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. NERI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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