Job Detail

Organization: USC-Inst. For Families In Soc.
Title: Research Associate/Cartographic Designer
Location: 1600 Hampton Street Ste 507 Columbia, SC 29208

Posted: 2018-10-23
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Position: Research Associate/Cartographic Designer (external advertisement)

Want to join a research institute on the cutting-edge of health services research and data visualization where you can make a difference? The Integrated Health & Policy Research (IHPR) division of the Institute for Families in Society at the University of SC is one of the oldest research units having a university-state partnership with its state Medicaid agency. IHPR conducts applied research and policy analysis on many of the same headline health and family issues affecting SC and the nation. With a more than 20 year uninterrupted record of funding from foundations, grants, and contracts, IHPR’s work is at the forefront of initiatives and policies shaping the future of health care policy and programs by applying concepts of health + place, equity, and geo-spatial analysis to every endeavor. We recruit to our interdisciplinary team talented, dedicated professionals from a range of backgrounds. If you have expertise in health services research, policy, data analysis, or innovative visualizations that facilitate deeper understandings and you are passionate about the data needed to drive big decisions and want to join a team whose work is making a difference, we want to hear from you!

About the position:
The Cartographer leverages a passion for data and design to create effective infographic-style maps and other data visualizations with regard to the underlying data; drives and promotes a data-driven culture; ensures time dissemination of results and products; and works with team members to understand content, conduct analysis of data and present key findings. IHPR is looking for a candidate with a passion for data (understanding, manipulating, and analyzing), creating products that users will understand, and for creative problem solving.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in public health, health services research, science, engineering, geography and related field with coursework and/or work experience with GIS software AND at least 2 years of work experience in public health/health data analysis a mapping.

• Knowledge and experience with ArcMap 10.4 or higher
• Experience with scripting languages (Python, JavaScript)
• Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
• Knowledge of public health and health care concepts and methods
• Prior work experience in a healthcare/health services research setting or with health or health care data
• Hiring range $40,000-$50,000

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

To Apply:

Sheila Heatley

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