Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Research Assistant with American Association of Physician Assistants

DESCRIPTION
AAPA is seeking a Research Assistant with keen attention to detail, strong project coordination skills, a desire to learn and a passion for data. In partnership with the Research team, this newly created role will use social science methods to facilitate the collection of data for quantitative and qualitative research initiatives across the Academy. The incumbent will achieve this by developing and/or revising online questionnaires to achieve the goals of Research and internal clients. With a focus on quality and organization, this position will serve as the key Research record keeper and project coordinator. This includes tracking survey participants, monitoring phone and email communications, fulfilling and maintaining requests for research/information and archiving final publications and presentations. The incumbent must be able to manipulate data for reporting in Excel and creating Academy presentations in PowerPoint.

The Research Assistant must be able to tell a story with data and research findings in a meaningful and informative manner and provide research support to third party researchers who are partnering with AAPA on PA studies.

Job responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate all Research department projects and initiatives, such as conference, small scale surveys and a large scale Salary Survey. 
  • Use social science and market research methods such as surveys, focus groups and existing databases, to collect, analyze and integrate data. 
  • Participate in the design, development and implementation of surveys, questionnaires, and interview protocol, as needed, to support our member and customer-related research activities.
  • Assist in the preparation of large survey datasets with a focus on quality assurance. 
  • Manipulate data within Excel, with an eye for accuracy, for use in publications. 
  • Monitor new research-related data sets (for example, CMS, National Center for Health Statistics) being incorporated into the AAPA database and understand how to use the new data for analysis purposes.
  • Produce meaningful ways to display and disseminate data including creating meaningful data tables, effectively utilizing graphics and writing clear, concise final reports.
  • Organize, arrange and staff internal and external conference calls and meetings/conferences (including conducting the administrative tasks necessary to ensure the event is scheduled and logistics run smoothly).
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.


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