| Health Science Research Analyst|
The American Dental Association is dedicated to promoting the public's health through its initiatives in research, education, advocacy, public awareness and the development of standards. We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Science Research Analyst.
This position's primary responsibility is to ensure that the Association is the premier source of accurate, state-of-the-art scientific information relating to dentistry, oral health and associated general health disciplines. This is achieved through the planning, development, review and publication of information. The individual in this position will coordinate efforts to examine state of the science regarding appropriate interventions to improve oral health status prior to treatment of major medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer or organ transplantation; as well as developing the evidence base about the impact of maintaining optimal dental health following such interventions as both are important opportunities to enhance patient health, inter-professional practice, and team based care. As such, the person in this position will be required to engage multidisciplinary panels of dentists and other clinicians, subject matter experts, and appropriate regulatory agencies in efforts that culminate in the development of reports for relevant ADA Councils and internal stakeholders to help guide the profession in team-based care for medically complex patient.
NOTE: This position is funded for 2 -3 years related to ADA House of Delegates Resolution 86H.
Requirements: This position has the following minimum requirements:
- Education: MS/MA in public health, biomedical or health related sciences including (but not limited to) a degree such as an MPH, MSN, or PharmD/PhD.
- A minimum of 2 years' research experience coupled with excellent library database skills.
- Must be able to interpret and analyze scientific information/guidelines/regulations and understand the implications with respect to dentistry. Ability to critically analyze the available data and reports to both identify knowledge gaps and extrapolate to develop practical recommendations. Ability to handle multiple, complex projects at the same time and still meet deadlines.
- Excellent communication skills are essential for working with member volunteers and subject matter experts to coordinate their efforts and distill the evidence into reports and other materials to improve member coordination with their medical colleagues to enhance the care of medically complex patients.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (WORD, EXCEL & PowerPoint)
- Familiarity with databases such as MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE as well as experience with EndNote or other citation management software.
Highly desirable skills include:
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Broad based scientific knowledge and understanding of policy and regulatory factors that may affect the practice of dentistry.
- Experience in third party payer systems.
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