Research Analyst, Systematic Reviews - Infectious Diseases Society of America

Research Analyst, Systematic Reviews
Efforts across the globe strive to minimize the impact of infectious diseases in our daily lives. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. With a $5 million budget and a staff of 50, IDSA's purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
As the Research Analyst, Systematic Reviews, you will report to the vice president, standards and practice guidelines and operate in close collaboration with your colleagues in a team-based environment. You will work with staff and multi-disciplinary teams of physician experts to design and conduct systematic reviews in support of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and other guidance for infectious diseases. Working closely with IDSA members, you will build ongoing relationships as you provide support and guidance using your exceptional ability to distill and synthesize information.
In this newly created position, you will support IDSA's goal of increasing the rigor and efficiency of its practice guidelines program. You will have the opportunity to shape and develop the role, and will be immersed in a broad spectrum of infectious diseases issues.
Due to the large number of guidelines, your ability to remain highly organized, confident, and composed amidst shifting priorities and timelines is critical to your success. You will be expected to anticipate and be responsive to the needs of our very busy experts and be proactive in initiating and carrying out your work.
Responsibilities as the Research Analyst
Design and conduct systematic literature reviews including literature searches, quality appraisal, data extraction, and analyses.
Create data/summary of findings tables and write reports.
Conduct meta-analysis.
Build strong working relationships with the IDSA team as well as members.
Monitor published literature for new research and other evidence relevant to IDSA guideline topics and develop reports that can be used to evaluate a need for an update.
Attend guideline-related conference calls and meetings, as appropriate.
Travel to guideline panel meetings (3-5 times/year for 1-2 days each) and the IDWeek Annual Meeting, as needed (typically once per year for 2-4 days).
Qualifications as the Research Analyst
Master's degree (PhD preferred) in library science (medical or health science), epidemiology, or other health sciences.
3-5 years of professional experience with systematic literature reviews, data analysis, and report writing; prior experience in a medical specialty society, AHRQ, Cochrane, or similar.
Proficiency in the use of online (e.g., MEDLINE, PubMed, Embase, RevMan, GRADEpro) and desktop (EndNote, Reference Manager) programs, Windows environment, and Microsoft Office Suite.
Attributes of the Research Analyst
Respectful. You are approachable and responsive. Teammates appreciate you for your knowledge and your ability to communicate in a clear and defined manner. You seek out and respect other viewpoints, and share your insights.
Organized. You are exceptionally skilled at keeping the trains running on time. You are able to juggle multiple tasks, allocate resources, and manage timelines. You manage a task from start to finish and keep everyone appropriately informed. You know what's expected of you and you plan carefully to ensure results.
Self-starter. You recognize and seek out opportunities. You are not afraid to try a new approach and you possess the diplomacy to keep interested stakeholders involved. You initiate action and make things happen.
Personable. You cooperate easily with members and colleagues, and work as a positive team player. You understand concerns of others and realistically manage expectations.
Service-driven. You take delight in exceeding others' expectations. You work with a sense of urgency and take initiative without being asked.
Attention to detail. Your impeccable work style sets the standard; you understand the need for a quality product.
Exceptional communicator. You confidently engage with staff at all levels and across multiple stakeholder groups.
Resourceful and great follow-through. Whether it's something that requires a quick turn-around or a long-term project with many steps, you take full responsibility.
What's Attractive to the Right Research Analyst Candidate?
This is a newly created position; it will be yours to shape and develop.
You will have the unique opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of diseases in a growing and exciting field, while helping IDSA to provide a better quality product.
You will be joining a stable organization with a new CEO who is focused on talent management and staff development.
Your ideas and input matter to us and will be an integral part of our success.
You will be working with a strong, cohesive team and highly engaged members.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
To Apply for the Research Analyst position with IDSA:
You can apply online, or simply email your resume to Gina Schurman at with "IDSA ? Research Analyst, Systematic Reviews / 2016-2149 SA" as the subject of the email.
Staffing Advisors is committed to helping our clients create a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.
We welcome candidates from backgrounds including (but not limited to): Reference Librarian, Data Abstractor, Research Analyst, Clinical Librarian, Knowledge Services Manager, Information Research Specialist, Program Specialist, Program Manager, systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence-based medicine, or evidence-based research.

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