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LINGUIST List 21.1208

Thu Mar 11 2010

Jobs: Sociolinguistics; Medical Anthropology: Manager, Commonhealth

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        1.    Bonnie Keith, Sociolinguistics; Medical Anthropology: Manager, Commonhealth, New Jersey, USA

Message 1: Sociolinguistics; Medical Anthropology: Manager, Commonhealth, New Jersey, USA
Date: 10-Mar-2010
From: Bonnie Keith <bkeithcommonhealth.com>
Subject: Sociolinguistics; Medical Anthropology: Manager, Commonhealth, New Jersey, USA
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University or Organization: CommonHealth
Department: MBS/Vox
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://www.commonhealth.com/careers
Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Medical Anthropology


CommonHealth is the world's leading healthcare communications resource and
a WPP Group company. Our network of 13 best-in-class business units has
expertise in every discipline and every therapeutic category and was ranked
by Advertising Age as the #1 US Healthcare Agency in the US for the 3rd
year in a row. Clients include many of world's top pharmaceutical
companies. MBS/Vox, one of CommonHealth's business units, has an immediate
opening for an Analyst in our Parsippany location.

To be considered for this position please visit the CommonHealth website at
www.commonhealth.com/careers and apply today!

The Analyst will be required to review actual physician-patient
interactions using social science techniques (e.g., sociolinguistics,
medical anthropology) to identify best practices and gaps in communication
and develop actionable insights to improve healthcare dialogue.

A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a social science field,
communications, or marketing. Ideal candidates will have 1-2 years' work
experiences in healthcare, communications, marketing and/or market
research. Experience designing or conducting market research studies is a plus.

The Analyst will be required to:
- Assist in the development of market research study materials (e.g.,
questionnaires, interview guides)
- Review video footage to enroll participants into studies based on
customized criteria
- Analyze written transcripts, identify patterns in conversation for
analysis, and report on findings
- Work collaboratively with other MBS/Vox team members to create
PowerPoint presentations for client meetings based on research findings and
marketing/educational implications

Additional requirements:
- Familiar with carrying out observational research projects, such as
ethnography, a plus
- Detail-oriented in order to perform fine-grained textual analysis of
transcripts integral to the discourse analytic process
- Familiarity with healthcare, medicine, and/or pharmaceuticals a plus
- Desire to work in a small team, with the opportunity to develop a
variety of skill sets and show initiative to pitch in when needed on all
types of assignments
- Ability to maintain flexibility and teamwork in a fast-paced, demanding
work environment with some late nights and occasional travel

We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a great working

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.commonhealth.com/careers
Contact Information:
Bonnie Keith
Email: bkeithcommonhealth.com

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