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Graduate Research Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Graduate Research Assistant
Requisition Number DU09438
Department Name 7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORT
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $27,000
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Graduate Student in public health, sociology, psychology, or similar field
Required Related Experience
NA
Required License/Registration/Certification
NA
Physical Requirements
Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
Repetitive motion
Shift
Monday – Friday, specific schedule TBD
Job Summary
The Markey Cancer Center is recruiting a Graduate Research Assistant to work under Dr. Pamela Hull in the Community Impact Office for the 2022 – 2023 School Year. This position offers an intensive mentored training experience in community-engaged research, implementation science, and technology-based applications. The training experience includes working on all aspects of community engagement efforts and research projects, disseminating research findings, and developing a research agenda to prepare for transitioning to an independent community-engaged researcher and implementation scientist in a faculty position. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: assist with data collection and analysis, assist with development of intervention content, prepare measurement tools and study protocols, collaborate with community partners, plan and implement dissemination activities, prepare scientific manuscripts as lead author and co-author, present research at conferences, and submit at least one funding application.

This position will have a fully on-site work arrangement.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience or demonstrated interest in implementation science, cancer prevention/control, health disparities, health behavior interventions, and/or evidence-based interventions/practices. 
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Demonstrated experience of interest in cancer prevention and control (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, cancer screening) and demonstrated interest in community-engaged research and implementation science. Experience working with populations that experience health disparities, such as racial/ethnic minorities, rural, Appalachian, and/or low-income populations.
Deadline to Apply 07/10/2022
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-10

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