Job Opening

Bulletin Number: ODI-RES140401

POSITION Researcher I, II
DIVISION Organizational Development & Innovation Division/Research Department
CLOSE DATE Open Until Filled


The employee assists management in managing research projects, research associates, and analyzing and reporting research results. Techniques used include epidemiology, bio-statistical analysis, outcomes study design, and computer-based analytic tools.


Customer Care & Relationships:

  1. Creates, develops, and nurtures culturally appropriate interactions and connections with each other, customer-owners, and the community.

Communications & Teamwork:

  1. Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
  2. Works collaboratively by building bridges, and creating rapport with team members within departments and across the organization.

Improvement & Innovation:

  1. Makes meaningful improvement to services, program, and processes and/or organizational effectiveness that creates new value for customer-owners and employees.
  2. Assists with writing research proposals for funding in area deemed SCF research priorities.

·         Works with senior researchers and director to develop proposals.

·         Assists with research plan and human subject protection sections of research proposals.

·         Assist with drafting of budgets and other administrative sections of research proposals for funding.

  1. Coordinates or manages aspects of research projects under the guidance of senior researchers or the Research Director.

·         Supervises research associates in recruitment, data collection, and quality control procedures.

·         Provides guidance and instruction in basic research methods to Research Associates.

·         Shares ideas and offers suggestions that contribute to achieving research goals.

·         Works independently to complete specific tasks as part of the larger research effort.

·         As a member of project teams, participates in a variety of activities to achieve study objectives.

  1. Writes project reports, proposals, and manuscripts.

·         Develops study protocols, questionnaires, and other study materials.

·         Writes manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals with appropriate approvals.

·         Presents findings at local, regional and national scientific meetings with appropriate approvals.

Workforce Development Skills & Abilities:

  1. Seeks out additional learning opportunities to continue to develop the technical and professional skills needed now and in the future.
  2. Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions by following through on commitments.
  3. Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and analyze research studies.
  4. Ability to manage a research project and budget.
  5. Effective skills in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting health data.
  6. Must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others in a cross-cultural environment.
  7. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  8. Ability to teach, coach, and mentor research associates and research assistants.
  9. Ability to take ownership of specific tasks and see them through to completion.
  10. Creative problem solving skills.
  11. Ability to perform both complex and routine tasks with high-quality results.
  12. Knowledge of statistics and probability.
  13. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative study design methods.
  14. Effective communication and listening skills.
  15. Proficiency in the use of computers and appropriate software, including statistical software programs such as SAS and SPSS and Atlas.ti.
  16. Able to complete descriptive and univariate analyses and report on results. 
  17. Knowledge of cultural and traditional values of Alaska Native and/or American Indian cultures as well as other ethnic groups.
  18. Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.

Additional Responsibilities for Researcher II: Meets all requirements of Researcher I in addition to the following:

Workforce Development Skills & Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated proficiency designing, conducting and analyzing research studies.
  2. Proficiency in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting research data.
  3. Innovative problem solving skills.
  4. Advanced knowledge of statistics and probability. Proficient in descriptive and univariate analyses and demonstrated ability to complete multivariate analyses including linear and logistic regression models.
  5. Advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative study design methods.
  6. Demonstrated ability to write research project manuscripts for publication.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop research study protocols and questionnaires.
  8. Demonstrated skill in presenting research findings at scientific meetings at the local, regional and national levels.



SCF programs are established for the purpose of serving a primary population comprised of Alaska Natives who are affiliated with the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), and Alaska Natives and American Indians within SCF’s geographical service area.  Employees should have a thorough understanding of the cultures and the needs of the CIRI members, and of the general culture and needs of Alaska Natives and American Indians.  Such knowledge is critical in order to ensure the achievement of the mission and vision of SCF: working together with the Native community to provide the best services with Native staff who value the family and family wellness as the heart of the Native community.

  1. Master’s degree in public health, social work, or related field or equivalent training and experience.
  2. Two (2) years of experience conducting research studies including statistical analyses.

Additional Qualifications for Researcher II: Meets all requirements of Researcher I in addition to the following:

  1. Four (4) years of experience developing research studies, with at least one (1) published manuscript.

Working Environment:

·         Employee may be exposed to: exposure to bloodborne pathogens (under 1/3 time).

·         Noise level: Quiet conditions (i.e. library, private office).

 Physical Demands:

·         Position requires: stand (under 1/3 time); walk (under 1/3 time); sit (over 2/3 time); use hands to finger, handle or feel (over 2/3 time); reach with hands and arms (to 2/3 time); talk or hear (over 2/3 time).

·         Weight lifted or force exerted: Up to 10 pounds (to 2/3 time), Up to 25 pounds (under 1/3 time).

·         Special vision requirements: No special vision requirements.

·         Additional physical demands: employee must be able to respond when needed by prompt appearance at a required location.

Age and Customer-Owner Population(s) Served:

Age of Customer-Owner Population Served


This position does not provide direct customer-owner care

This position does not provide direct customer-owner care

Please complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page. For more information contact SCF Human Resources by Email or (907) 729-4977 or Toll free at 1-800-478-3343

Preference will not be given unless certification is submitted to Human Resources (a copy is acceptable).