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Research Support (Research Support Staff)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
John A. Burns School of Medicine, Area Health Education Center
UHM - Kakaako Campus
Date Posted:
January 10, 2018
Closing Date:
January 25, 2018
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%

Other Conditions:
  • Renewal of appointment is dependent on satisfactory performance, departmental needs and/or availability of funds. To begin approximately February 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Collaborates with educators and researchers to develop research experiences in health sciences for elementary to postgraduate students.
  2. Researches existing health careers and health sciences recruitment activities for possible inclusion in research experiences for elementary to post graduate students.
  3. Assist with focus groups, survey, and interviews; makes observations and collects data from study groups involving human subjects.
  4. Assist in the development and creation of surveys and evaluations for all AHEC programs.
  5. Reviews literature pertaining to curriculum evaluation; health education statistics; and other topics relevant to health sciences education, research, and evaluation.
  6. Facilitates data collection at off-site locations.
  7. Assists in developing a statewide mentoring network for students interested in health science careers. Collects data for AHEC programs for inclusion in progress reports to granting agencies, research papers, and other reports.
  8. Ensures research related documents are stored in compliance with research relevant standards.
  9. Maintains documentation and/or presents at partnership and committee meetings, conferences, workshops, and other collaborative activities on the progress of health sciences education and mentoring research.
  10. Assists with developing and maintaining web page materials including AHEC social media websites that consist of reference materials for AHEC program use and health careers and health sciences education mentorship for students.
  11. Assists with maintaining physician workforce database using a database management system.
  12. Develops, maintains, and contributes to AHEC’s workforce presentations and research projects using geographic information system (GIS) software to create visual demographics.
  13. Assists with the planning of the annual Physician’s Workforce Summit, which includes scheduling of guest speakers and coordinating travel logistics for outer island attendees.
  14. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, Health Education, Public Health, or related field and 0 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for health sciences education and/or research; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in health sciences education and/or research demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with health sciences education and/or research.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the health sciences education and/or research.
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people
  9. Ability to work outside of normal work hours, which may include nights, weekends, and/or holidays.
  10. Ability to travel independently in a timely and efficient manner to various locations within the State of Hawaii and out-of-state.
  11. Ability to use geographic information system (GIS) software.
  12. Ability to use database management software.
  13. Working knowledge in creating visual demographics with geographic data.
  14. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Experience in the field of medicine, health education or research.
  2. Working knowledge and understanding of targeted populations and communities.
  3. Working knowledge of health education networks and health agencies networks.
  4. Experience analyzing data in the physician workforce database.

To Apply:
To Apply: Visit and search for position #77947T or Job Number 2017-00119 to submit an application. Inquiries: Erica Davis, AHEC Associate Director; 808-692-1069;
  1. Erica Davis; 808-692-1069;

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