Community Health Center

  • Sr. Research Associate - Ph.D Required - Full Time - Weitzman Middletown

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 2 years ago(11/7/2016 1:58 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Weitzman Research Institute (Research & Development)
  • Overview

    Outstanding healthcare opportunity

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured. We are one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. With more than 145,000 active patients, CHC is the health care home that works to keep our patients—and our communities—healthy. We go beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever our patients and clients are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology. We use the latest treatments and technologies within the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model (PCMH) to care for our growing patient base.

    We also are engaged in practice transformation work around the country through our Weitzman Institute and three wholly owned affiliates: National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.


    The Senior Research Associate (SRA) is assigned to support a range of research projects and conduct independent research and program development activities. The SRA will be responsible for the management of existing funded projects and seek funding to support organizational priorities. This position is expected to secure funding to support and conduct independent research, qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis and biostatistical evaluation. The SRA will prepare grant proposal, manuscripts, serve as co-principal investigator or PI depending on project scope or supportive role to research associates. The SRA is expected to work in an interdisciplinary team environment and collaborate with WI leadership and faculty.


    • Works under general supervision of Associate Director of WI
    • Conducts independent research projects
    • Participates in research meetings with program coordinators, research assistants and associates
    • Oversees and coordinates all manuscript development for WI staff
    • Prepares presentations, abstracts and manuscripts reporting results of research projects  
    • Supports research assistants and associates with abstract, poster and manuscript preparation
    • Facilitates and leads debrief meetings related to grants, projects, manuscript with attention to project milestones and timelines
    • Manages all aspects of assigned grants/projects including preparation, planning, implementation, reporting, analysis and final report/manuscript preparation
    • Works in collaboration with Director of Education to support and mentor students conducting research projects at Weitzman Institute
    • Performs biostatistical analysis and data quality checks for WI staff
    • Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
    • Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data
    • Expand the research and evaluation for Weitzman Institute’s network of collaborators, investigators, and research partners at a state and national level



    • Must be able to independently travel to events throughout the region independently
    • Must be able to communicate verbally.
    • Must be able to sit for extended periods while working at a computer.



    Full-time, with occasional mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.




    Excellent oral and written skills are required.

    Ability to communicate and collaborate in a team environment




    Confidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies.


    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

    Work Experience
    Project Management
    Research & Development

    Program Management


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