UAA's CBHRS hiring a Research Professional 3 to project-manage CDC-funded projects

  • 19 Aug 2021 12:01 PM
    Message # 10942288

    Research Professional 3, Grade 80, PCLS: 05003

    The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) in the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking strong applicants for a full-time Research Professional 3 (RP3), to work on grant-funded projects, primarily in the role of Project Manager. Specific duties may vary based on project, but in general the position assists in developing and carrying out all aspects of the project workplan. CBHRS is funded through federal, state and foundation grant/contracts to study interventions that promote health through behavior change. The immediate assignment will be project manager for an ongoing CDC-funded study focused on implementing routine alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) within reproductive healthcare to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  The RP3 will work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Diane King, to ensure successful completion of the project workplan and coordinate with our collaborators at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Hawaii Alaska Indiana and Kentucky. Overall responsibilities for the RP3 include conducting research-related administrative tasks, regulatory approvals, assistance and oversight of subawards and consultant payments, budget management, coordination of data collection, maintenance of process tracking, data entry, and reporting of progress and outcomes both orally and in writing. The position may also direct the activities of junior staff and students. Candidates must have completed a Master's degree in behavioral science, public health, social science, or related field. The ideal candidate will have experience working with multiple projects simultaneously, being able to ensure tasks are completed well and on time, and oversee the work of others. It would be helpful to have experience with behavioral intervention research, health and/or community services research, and implementation research. The position requires the ability to work independently and effectively within a study team, have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, excellent time management and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to use good judgment in daily tasks. The applicant is expected to be proficient in computer software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVIVO) and conducting simple statistical analyses is preferred. This position is based in Anchorage, AK. May require in-state or out-of-state travel, depending on project needs. The position is dependent on the availability of grant funds. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. For further information regarding the application process, please contact Diane King ( To learn more about the position and apply, please visit UAA job board: 

    Required Application Materials:

    1. A cover letter stating summarizing interest and qualifications for the position
    2. Curriculum vita or resume

    3. Contact information for three professional references
    4. Copies of college transcripts  


    About UAA, ISER and CBHRS

    Located in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city (current population, 285,634), the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the State’s largest post-secondary institution.  UAA is considered the “Health Campus” for the University of Alaska’s multi-campus system, with undergraduate and graduate programs in psychology, nursing, allied health professional programs and social work. UAA also participates in WWAMI, a decentralized medical school program among universities in five northwestern states, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) is a research center within UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). ISER has been at the forefront of public policy research in Alaska for more than 60 years. CBHRS’ scientists, research professionals, and students engage in research and evaluation that addresses the most pressing community health problems both within and outside of Alaska. Areas of primary interest include promoting evidence-based healthcare practice and policy; addressing and preventing misuse of alcohol, opioids, and other substances; preventing suicide; promoting population health and well-being across the lifespan through behavior-change interventions; promoting health equity. CBHRS has a number of ongoing research and evaluation projects that are funded through federal (CDC and NIH), State, and Tribal evaluation contracts, and maintains a grant portfolio of over $1M/year. This portfolio fully supports our current non-tenure track faculty (2) and research professional staff (2) as well as several Psychology PhD, masters and undergraduate student research assistants. For more details, please see

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