TITLE: Assistant Director, CPRC/Applied Research & Development
DIVISION: Academic Affairs (CPRC)
REPORTS TO: Director, CPRC
SUPERVISES: Professional, technical and other support staff
Develop, coordinate, and monitor existing and future research and development projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the development, enhancement, and management of expert systems for a variety of health-related behaviors for diverse populations.
Responsible for accuracy of theoretical content, including validity of software to model constructs.
Interact with research agencies and corporations involved in and/or interested in behavioral change models.
Organize and coordinate multiple site projects.
Plan, coordinate, and interact with senior staff engaged in telephone surveying and assessment/intervention delivery.
Participate in conceptual model building and measurement development of health-related behaviors based on the transtheoretical model of behavior change.
Propose grants and contracts to various agencies.
Supervise and coordinate technical, financial and clerical staff engaged in research and development operations.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Give demonstrations/presentations regarding the capabilities and potential of theoretically-driven behavior change expert systems.
Perform additional duties as required.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management, spreadsheet software and statistical packages (e.g., BMDP, SAS, SPSSX, EQS).
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
MA in behavioral science with two years of experience in a behavior change facility required. Extensive knowledge of the transtheoretical model of behavior change required. Expertise in measurement development and conceptual model building (e.g., structural equation modeling and other strong statistical skills) required. Corporate experience (ability to interface with researchers and industry)required. Experience and expertise in the development and/or modification of expert systems for diverse populations required. Experience in organizing and/or coordinating multiple site projects
preferred. Experience in the delivery of assessment measures and interventions to large-scale populations preferred. Telephone survey experience (e.g., tracking/calling research participants) preferred. Teaching experience, grant writing skills, publications and professional conference papers and presentations are required. Training and workshop development and delivery skills required.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.