Scientific Resource Center Student Assistant (Methods)
Portland VA Research Foundation - Portland, OR
Part-time

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Scientific Resource Center Student Assistant (Methods)The Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care (EHC) Program is looking for a student assistant to work with the SRC

Librarian. The SRC assists AHRQ in developing a research agenda for outcomes, comparative effectiveness reviews (CERs), and appropriateness of pharmaceuticals, devices, and health care services as well as providing methodological support to the 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America.
Incumbent will work with the methods team to support the SRC efforts in providing coordination and logistical support to maintain and develop consistent guidance for the systematic review methodology used by the EPC program. Specifically, the SRC is tasked to work with AHRQ and the EPCs to coordinate and maintain updates of the EPC Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews by facilitating workgroups of scientific experts to improve quality and consistency of EPC products, develop papers or tools, implement guidance and promote mutual learning (via webinars or in-person meetings), and serve as and/or provide resources to other EPCs.
The duties of this position include: downloads and maintains bibliographic research databases of journal citations/abstracts using EndNote; retrieves, researches, and tracks status of journal articles from the OHSU/VA libraries and Inter-Library Loan; prepares research materials for meetings; communicates with project staff and outside topic experts; assists the project manager and research staff with research data abstraction-related tasks and preparation; formats and edits research materials for consistency, such as summary reports, supporting research documents (e.g. appendices, figures, tables) and medical journal articles, assists with other tasks as requested by the project manager, investigators, and project staff assigned to specific research topics. Requires good computer skills; experience with research citation management software preferred.
Hours: 10-15 hours/week (during regular business hours Monday-Friday). Flexible scheduling during exam and break periods.
Pay: $14/hour
Required:
Enrolled student with at least 6+ undergraduate credits or 4+ graduate credit hours.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access (or other relational database software).
Ability to work independently within a team structure and adhere to deadlines.
Ability to attend to details and perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
Preferred:
Undergraduate Junior or Senior status (at least 90 credits) or graduate student.
Experience using reference management software (i.e. RefWorks).
Experience in reviewing scientific literature.
To apply for this position please visit www.pvarf.org. Position is open until filled
Scientific Resource Center Student Assistant (Methods)
The Scientific Resource Center (SRC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care (EHC) Program is looking for a student assistant to work with the SRC Librarian. The SRC assists AHRQ in developing a research agenda for outcomes, comparative effectiveness reviews (CERs), and appropriateness of pharmaceuticals, devices, and health care services as well as providing methodological support to the 11 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America.
Incumbent will work with the methods team to support the SRC efforts in providing coordination and logistical support to maintain and develop consistent guidance for the systematic review methodology used by the EPC program. Specifically, the SRC is tasked to work with AHRQ and the EPCs to coordinate and maintain updates of the EPC Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews by facilitating workgroups of scientific experts to improve quality and consistency of EPC products, develop papers or tools, implement guidance and promote mutual learning (via webinars or in-person meetings), and serve as and/or provide resources to other EPCs.
The duties of this position include: downloads and maintains bibliographic research databases of journal citations/abstracts using EndNote; retrieves, researches, and tracks status of journal articles from the OHSU/VA libraries and Inter-Library Loan; prepares research materials for meetings; communicates with project staff and outside topic experts; assists the project manager and research staff with research data abstraction-related tasks and preparation; formats and edits research materials for consistency, such as summary reports, supporting research documents (e.g. appendices, figures, tables) and medical journal articles, assists with other tasks as requested by the project manager, investigators, and project staff assigned to specific research topics. Requires good computer skills; experience with research citation management software preferred.
Hours: 10-15 hours/week (during regular business hours Monday-Friday). Flexible scheduling during exam and break periods.
Pay: $14/hour
Required:
Enrolled student with at least 6+ undergraduate credits or 4+ graduate credit hours.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access (or other relational database software).
Ability to work independently within a team structure and adhere to deadlines.
Ability to attend to details and perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
Preferred:
Undergraduate Junior or Senior status (at least 90 credits) or graduate student.
Experience using reference management software (i.e. RefWorks).
Experience in reviewing scientific literature.
To apply for this position please visit www.pvarf.org. Position is open until filled