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The Hispanic Health Council (HHC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Qualitative Researcher/Ethnographer. HHC is a community based health research, service and advocacy institute in Hartford, CT. HHC was co-founded by an anthropologist and a community health activist in 1978, and has grown into a major center of applied anthropological and public health research, direct community service, and training with a full-time staff of 70 people.

The open positions are for field qualitative researchers/ ethnographers on a National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded study of sterile syringe access among street drug users. The study is designed to compare the role of local-level social environment on syringe access and HIV in three northeast cities using an array of ethnographic and other innovative qualitative methods and epidemiological survey techniques. The present openings for this project are available in the Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA sites.

Qualifications for this applied research position include: a PhD or MA in anthropology, public health or a related field, at least 1 year of ethnographic field experience, good observational and note taking skills, willingness to work as a member of a field team, and readiness to work with the target population of this study. Spanish speaking ability is desirable but not mandatory. Familiarity with NUD*IST software for qualitative data management/analysis is a plus.

Salary: $37,000 - $39,500, plus an excellent benefits package. Send CV plus cover letter summarizing your relevant experience to: Merrill Singer, PhD, Hispanic Health Council, 175 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106, e-mail [email protected].

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