National Registry EMS Research Fellow (OH)

September 1, 2020

This fellowship provides an amazing opportunity to earn a salary performing research on topics related to prehospital care while completing your PhD in epidemiology at The Ohio State University. In addition to salary and benefits, your tuition will be paid 100%.

Working with National Registry:

The National Registry’s leadership and staff are passionate about protecting the public by ensuring the nation’s emergency medical services professionals, who work diligently to keep our communities safe, are competent and properly certified. We are a diverse team committed to quality, integrity, and professionalism, and work collaboratively to create a difference in the public safety and healthcare industry.


The primary role is to support the National Registry’s Research Team Research in the conceptualization, development, data collection, analysis, construction, review, and submission of EMS research based on the National Registry’s Research Priorities. This role also supports the business side of the NREMT with the conceptualization, collection, analysis, and dissemination of business-related data to inform NREMT processes. Tenure in the Fellowship is dependent on continuing progress towards a terminal academic degree.

Job requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Capable to create, enhance, and contribute to research projects through research design, data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Ability to participate in multiple research projects concurrently
  • Ability to program, analyze, and validate datasets
  • Assist the Research Director in generation of research manuscripts suitable for peer-review submission
  • Effectively communicate with the public, stakeholders, State EMS Officials, and candidates
  • Represents the National Registry at various professional meetings and events
  • Able to maintain Institutional Review Board Ethics training
  • Understands how to support measurement analysis to include analyzing large amounts of data and transforming data into information (i.e. executive summaries, dashboards, etc.)
  • Capable to prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Ability to transform business metrics into information to assess the impact of business practices
  • Performs feasibility analysis, scopes projects, and works with the leadership team to prioritizes deliverables, and negotiate on product functionalities.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

  • Satisfactory progress towards mutually agreed upon academic goals
  • Maintain good academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • Excellent work ethics, supportive team member participation, and organizational growth ownership
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change

Administrative support functions:

  • Assist leadership team with other duties as assigned
  • Assist leadership team in statistical interpretation as and when needed
  • Ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and build relationships

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Public Health or related field required
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Public Health or related field preferred
  • National EMS Certification EMT or above required
  • 1 year of job-related experience preferred

Other Requirements:

  • The National Registry’s office is located in Columbus, Ohio, with business hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible work schedule and remote option may be available.
  • The chosen candidate must pass a pre-employment criminal background check. Candidate must be authorized to permanently work in the U.S.
  • The chosen candidate must be able to be accepted into Ohio State University’s PhD program in epidemiology for fall 2021
  • The National Registry is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, is the National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certification organization. The mission of the National Registry is to provide a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice of EMS professionals throughout their careers, and to maintain a registry of certification status.

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