Senior Research Associate Position

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR has an opening for a Senior Research Associate who will produce relevant, timely, and actionable evidence synthesis products, most often in the area of health services and technologies.

The Senior Research Associate also:

  • Independently designs and carries out evidence synthesis methods and conducts searches according to established criteria.
  • Obtains, synthesizes, and maintains (in a range of formats) information from a variety of sources including research publications, multiple databases, web sources, and policy sources.
  • Independently prepares reports and presentations of research, policy, and other types of reports according to established formats and standards, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations.
  • Creates and manages references in a reference software program.
  • Will require little to no support from the Research Manager and Research Directors in tracking the progress of products, anticipating next steps, and gathering required information from internal and external contacts to produce high-quality, timely products.
  • Follows research timelines, producing timely research deliverables.
  • Serves as an initial reviewer of selected reports and reviews research methods documents as directed by the Research Directors.
  • Conducts meta-analysis and statistical analyses for various projects, as needed.

Requirements:  Masters Degree in Information Science, Public Health, Health Policy or a related field.  Foreign equivalent degree is acceptable.  Must have 5 years experience as a Health Services Researcher.

  • Experience must include systematic reviews and evidence synthesis in the area of health care policy.
  • Experience in synthesizing evidence for use in decision making.
  • Experience in evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Experience with grade ratings and risk of bias assessment.
  • Experience providing critical appraisal to manuscripts, reports, or other related documents.
  • Experience working with a citation management software application.
  • Some health policy (local, state, or federal government or equivalent) experience.
  • Experience working on multiple research projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in MS office applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Please email CV to Heather Katcher, or by mail to Heather Katcher, OHSU, Center for Evidence-based Policy, Mail Stop MDYCEBP, 3030 SW Moody Avenue, Suite 250, Portland, OR  97201.