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Research Associate - Campbell Institute

National Safety Council
Itasca, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

The National Safety Council is America’s leading safety advocate. We enable people to put everyday strategies in place to solve problems — at work. As a non-profit, our focus is on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury. More specifically, NSC is focused on:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Roadway Security
  • Impairment

Every one of our employees is committed to helping people live their fullest lives, and right now we’re seeking someone to fill the role of Reserach Associate, Campbell Institute.

Position Highlights:

The Research Associate serves as the lead for Campbell Institute research projects while supporting other Campbell Institute initiatives.. In this role, the Research Associate will be responsible for developing research strategies and methods alongside the Institute Director, providing technical assistance to senior research staff and other NSC business units, assisting in business development, planning, and outreach projects, and managing Institute Member and Partner relationships.

What You’ll Do:

Research Planning 5%

  • Identifies opportunities for future research.
  • Works alongside Campbell Institute Research Subcommittee, other Institute workgroups, and NSC researchers for recommendations/directives on Institute research projects.
  • Liaises with external research partners to co-develop research projects to advance the state of EHS knowledge.
  • Researches, drafts, and edits research plans and project proposals for internal and external audiences.

Identifying and Reviewing Research-related Information 25%

  • Uses various primary and secondary sources of information (e.g. library resources, online library databases, search engines, databases) to acquire subject knowledge and to gather scientific literature and data.
  • Creates lists of published literature, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, etc. Identifies, analyzes, synthesizes, and establishes relationship among research topics.
  • Uses various presentation formats to share research information with internal and external audiences, including Campbell Institute members/partners, NSC staff, partners, volunteers, members.
  • Writes research briefs on various EHS topics for distribution via EHS Matters, NSC Membership Advantage, Safety+Health magazine, and other NSC initiatives (e.g. National Safety Month).

Developing data collection tools 15%

  • Develops various data collection tools such as survey questionnaires, interview guides, focus group moderator guides.
  • Conducts interviews, administers surveys, and uses various research methods to gather the best practices of Campbell Institute members on a variety of EHS topics.
  • Applies research techniques to validate and pilot data collection tools.
  • Uses survey development software packages to create online data collection instruments.
  • Uses data collection tools to conduct surveys, reviews of archival records, focus groups, expert panels, interviews.
  • Maintains communication and conducts follow-up with research participants.

Performing data analysis 25%

  • Performs data transfer, storage, cleanup, coding, validation, and other data management functions.
  • Applies statistical techniques to conduct analysis of quantitative data. Performs analysis of qualitative data.

Presenting, interpreting and disseminating research findings 20%

  • Writes, rewrites and/or edits written materials summarizing data collection methods and research findings.
  • Uses various software packages to create charts, graphs, tables, and graphics to present research data and findings.
  • Provides input to senior staff to plan follow-up research activities.
  • Perform activities involved with preparing project documentation (e.g., progress reports, draft reports, final reports).
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to present research and program evaluation information. Works directly with Marketing to design and publish research white papers, posters, and other material outlining research findings.
  • Provides assistance with meetings, research symposia, and conferences including Campbell Institute Symposium, Executive Edge Track, and Summit.
  • Travels to meetings and conferences to present on Institute research and/or run workshops based on Institute research.
  • Presents research findings via webinars intended to engage large audiences.
  • Organizes technical sessions at NSC Congress & Expo based on Campbell Institute research.
  • Drafts and submits research articles to trade/business magazines and peer-reviewed journals for publication.

Other Duties as Assigned 10%

  • Responsible for safety as outlined in the safety manual and for other duties as assigned, including assistance with Campbell Institute events at the NSC Congress & Expo and Campbell Institute Symposium.

We’re Looking for Someone with:

  • Minimum of a Masters degree in Environmental Health & Safety, Organizational Psychology, Psychology, or Sociology.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience conducting and writing reports based on qualitative, quantitative, and/or field research.
  • Experience conducting searches and analysis of published scientific literature.
  • Experience with experimental and quasi-experimental research designs preferably in the field of injury prevention.
  • Experience conducting analyses of quantitative and qualitative data, developing survey questionnaires and other data collection tools, using statistical software packages for data management and analysis.
  • Grant/proposal writing experience preferred.
  • Salary range - $60,000 to $65,000
  • This is a remote position

Reasons You’ll Love it here:

NSC cares about the safety, health, and overall well-being of our employees. We offer competitive benefits, resources, and tools to promote a work-life balance that supports employees during all phases of life. We off the following:

  • At least 20 PTO days accrued 1st year and 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • 403(b) & Roth 403(b) with employer match up to 6%
  • Reimbursable training
  • Student loan pay down
  • Dress for your day

We believe that you can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

NSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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