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Student Research Worker

Population and Family Health

Student Research Worker

  • 533337
  • Medical Center
  • Population and Family Health
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Jan 21 2023
  • Ungraded
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary: 5/31/2023
  • Hours Per Week: 13-15
  • Salary Range: $22/Hr - $22/Hr
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health seeks a Student Research Worker to work with the Strengthening Emergency Systems Program (sidHARTe).  sidHARTE promotes locally driven emergency care systems strengthening in low-resource settings through partnerships with local governments and institutions at all levels of the health system. sidHARTe’s partnerships focus on strengthening complex, adaptive health systems through implementation support and science, technical exchange and capacity building of frontline providers and policymakers.

The Developing Acute Care and Emergency Referral Systems (ACERS) program is a USAID-funded implementation research program under the direction of the Ghana Health Service and consortium partners including Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health sidHARTe – Strengthening Emergency Systems Program, University of Ghana Regional Institute for Population Studies, National Ambulance Service, and Catholic Relief Services. The goal of this project is to leverage implementation science to shape evidence-based national policies and strategies on acute care and emergency referral systems to benefit maternal and newborn health in Ghana. To effectively improve coordination along the continuum of care, ACERS aims to assess implementation outcomes, including the feasibility, acceptability and appropriateness of a set of novel community-based, pre-facility, and facility-based interventions for emergency referral and emergency obstetric and newborn care (EmONC).


  • The student will support the following activities:

    • Provide general administrative support to the sidHARTe team including supporting IRB submissions, meeting scheduling, note taking, document/ presentation formatting and editing, and practicum student/ volunteer outreach and coordination
    • Support development of policy briefs targeting Government of Ghana policy makers
    • Initiate development of presentations and data visualizations for dissemination of project findings
    • Conduct literature reviews, format publications for journal submissions, and support reference management (Zotero) relevant to emergency health systems strengthening
    • Contribute to coordination and development of written documentation related to research results and support development of communication material for technical and/or non-technical audiences
    • Time-permitting – support mixed methods analysis of integrated implementation research data
    • Support communications and social media activities, including website updates and fact sheet/communication product development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills

Other Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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