Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants need to submit the following:
1. Cover letter
Responsible for the development, production, and interpretation of statistical and analytical reports that support decision making functions and report writing for the Child and Youth Prevalence of Obesity Study.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assist in the development and design of the data analysis plan to examine variables associated with obesity prevalence and trends.
2. Communicate with and advise research team on data analysis.
3. Produce statistical and analytical reports and presentations related to the prevalence of obesity and weight status trends of and obesity among public school children in grades K -12.
4. Serve as a point of contact for questions regarding research methods and data analysis.
5. Audit data recording to ensure data integrity on a consistent basis, and other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree. Two year's application experience in data analysis, collection and reporting. Prior experience extracting data with SPSS or related statistical software in addition to.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access. Skill in research methodology and design, statistics and mathematics.
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access. Skill in research methodology and design, statistics and mathematics.
PhD in Public Health or related field and experience in biostatistics.
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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
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