Senior Research Associate - Injury Research at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University

02 Feb 2018 6:40 PM | Elise Omaki (Administrator)

Job ID 17642

The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a full time Senior Research Associate to work on the newly funded injury research project focusing on sport-related concussion prevention and control among youth. The person in this position will conduct and coordinate research with the collaborators within and outside The Ohio State University, under the supervision of the principal investigator, Dr. Ginger Yang. The Center for Injury Research and Policy is one of 11 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers and focuses on the prevention of injury among children and adolescents. Its faculty members are active in injury research and prevention on local to global levels. Center faculty members teach and mentor students at The Ohio State University and from across the nation. Its global injury research program includes ongoing projects with its affiliate faculty in low- and middle-income countries and a visiting scholars program. Through multiple partnerships, the Center has established collaborative networks of injury professionals regionally, nationally and globally. A translational research team helps faculty members disseminate their research findings. Columbus, the state capital, is a vibrant, growing community located in Central Ohio. As the fifteenth largest city in the U.S., it boasts a blend of metropolitan attractions and nearby suburban and rural comfort. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts, recreational activities, and cultural and sporting events, and to continue educational endeavors.




1. Develops and tests study protocols, surveys/instruments, and other data collection tools for the project.

2. Coordinates and conducts study participant recruitment and study data collection.

3. Performs data analysis, generates study progress reports and prepares manuscripts based on the results of studies.

4. Coordinates meetings and ensures effective communications with study consultants, co-investigators, team members, and advisory committee members.

5. Prepares study applications for the Institutional Review Board, and ensures projects are in compliance with federal and institutional policy.

6. Assists in grant writing and preparation.

7. Writes, reviews and submits manuscripts for publication in peer peer-reviewed journals.

8. Collaborates with other research team members and provides training/technique support to other staff as needed.

9. Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.


Other information:


1. PhD of Public Health, or equivalent degree, with six months to two years of research experience, or Master of Public Health, with three or more years of research experience post graduation.

2. Experience in setting up study components, generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation.

3. Experience in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications.

4. Demonstration of initiative, motivation, creativity, goal-orientation, collaboration, and leadership skills.

5. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

7. Computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


1. Background in social and behavioral sciences, injury and violence prevention, or related fields.

2. Experience serving as a PI or Co-I on a research project, including dissertation research.

3. Published in a peer-reviewed journal as a lead author.

4. Excellent writing skills.

5. Experience in injury prevention and violence research or behavioral research.

6. Experience with statistical packages, such as SAS, SPSS or STATA. Please submit a cover letter with your application expressing your interest in injury research and future career goals.


MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to see, hear, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty. The job may include sitting for extended periods, talking on the phone/in person, typing on a computer keyboard, standing/walking for extended periods. Performance of principal duties and responsibilities may require ability to travel.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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