UNE MPH Student Research AssistantOpportunity Type: Jobs
Location: Portland, ME and Bangor, ME
Opening Date: November 01, 2016
Closing Date: December 31, 2016
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project: UNE Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) grant
Description: UNE’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation received funding from the Health Resources
and Services Administration to partner with Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) to transform the
primary care workforce in rural and underserved Maine and improve health outcomes. Over the course of
this five-year grant, UNE medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, dental and other students will train
together at PCHC, learning the skills needed for team-based care, social determinants of health, oral health
knowledge, health literacy, and shared decision making with patients.
The Research Assistant (RA) works as part of the UNE PCTE team that includes a project coordinator,
educators, and evaluator. The RA supports the UNE team in various functions including: conducting
literature reviews, transcribing and organization of case study or focus group data, assisting with survey
administration and data entry, analysis of Electronic Health Record and other clinical and public health
data, preparing/editing reports, and meeting coordination.
Location: UNE, Portland, Maine and PCHC, Brewer, Maine – travel to Bangor is required.
Timeframe: ~10 hours/week. Year 1 of this five-year grant is July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
Pay: $15/hour, maximum of 500 hours in Year 1 of the grant. The amount of funding for this position in
Years 2-5 is contingent upon future funding.
Responsibilities: Under general supervision, activities and responsibilities of the Research Assistant position
• Review, compile, and summarize on-line and library literature searches, and prepare summaries of
• Assist with preparation of qualitative and quantitative instruments, i.e., discussion guides, surveys;
• Assist with collection, transcribing/data entry, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, i.e.,
focus groups, interviews, surveys with project stakeholders; de-identified patient Electronic Health
Record and other clinical and public health data;
• Format, edit, and produce project reports, data briefs, posters and presentations for lay and
• Assist in scheduling and coordinating activities;
• Maintain task list with due dates;
• Take meeting minutes.
The following skill sets are desirable for this position:
• Strong organizational skills;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software; and
• Knowledge of primary care, social determinates of health, and population health approaches for
Contact Information: Please electronically send letter and resume to: Ruth Dufresne,