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Evaluation Research Assistant

Seeking an Evaluation Research Assistant with outstanding skills and work experience in program evaluation, data management, data analysis and (preferably) project management. The research assistant will work 20 hours/week ($20/hour) with study investigators at HSPH (Dr. Gortmaker and Dr. Davison) and the MA Department of Public Health. This position is available immediately and has the potential for continuation until 2014. Responsibilities: The evaluation assistant will take a leading role in managing measurement- and evaluation-related activities for a 4-year multisite (Boston, Houston, San Diego) childhood obesity prevention demonstration trial funded by the Centers for Disease Control. Key responsibilities will include identifying and documenting appropriate measures to include in the evaluation plan, preparing data collection protocols,training undergraduate data collectors in the use of such protocols, scheduling data collection at school sites, tracking process related outcomes, developing data entry systems and overseeing data entry and data cleaning. Additionally, the assistant will be responsible for preliminary analysis of the data compiled by the HSPH evaluation team and relevant data sets controlled by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (e.g., school BMI data, WIC data).

Application process: To apply, please submit a CV and a brief description (a bulleted list is acceptable) of relevant training and experience in program evaluation, data management, data analysis and project management to Alyssa Aftosmes (aaftosme@hsph.harvard.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.