Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Department of Oral Health Sciences (OHS) brings together faculty from different ends of the dental and oral health research spectrum into a single department that has expertise ranging from the modern experimental life sciences through the public health and behavioral sciences. OHS faculty teach in the pre-doctoral dental curriculum and offer the School of Dentistry's only MS / PhD graduate degree program. The graduate program also offers a DDS-PhD dual degree track as well as an MS degree track for dental hygienists.The Department of Oral Health Sciences is seeking a full-time Research Study Assistant (100%). The successful candidate will perform work in support of clinical, biomedical, and/or behavioral sciences research studies involving human subjects for multiple NIH-funded and other research projects.Basic FunctionsThis position must be able to perform under general supervision varied support functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the research studies. Inform clients, participants and/or members of the public about dental studies. Explain study parameters and obtain informed consent. Screen subjects and conduct interviews according to established protocol. Gather and compile oral health data; assist in developing and setting up oral health database files and performing statistical calculations. Write manuscripts for publications. The position will involve significant travel to the various study sites, including the ability to travel to and work from Alaska and other study locationsDuties and ResponsibilitiesoServe as primary contact with study participants of various dental studies focusing on diet, fluoride, and other risk factors for dental diseases; explain purpose of research study and protocols;oRecruit study participants from dental and medical offices, social media, and other locations;oScreen prospective participants to determine eligibility according to research protocol entrance criteria; conduct qualitative interviews according to established protocol;oExtract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from institution or clinical records of research subjects;oMaintain confidentiality of subject records;oGather, record, organize, transcribe and verify the accuracy of interview and survey data; prepare data for computer input; analyze computer printouts; set up research database files;oAssist in performing mathematical and statistical calculations and/or analysis;oAssist in modifying data collection forms; survey and summarize relevant dental public health literature;oAnswer participants' questions regarding study protocol; notify appropriate research personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects;oReview and explain consent forms, questionnaires, and surveys with prospective subjects;oInventory and order supplies including saliva collection kits;oAssist in the orientation of new participants;oPerform related duties as required;Requirementso Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of experience in social sciences or health services research, public heath field OR equivalent education/experience.DesiredoBA or BS in social sciences, health services research, public health, or related field fieldsoExperience with being lead author on scientific manuscripts published in high-impact factor journalsoExcellent logistic, coordination, scheduling, and organization skillsoExcellent verbal communication, and written communication skillsoStrong quantitative and qualitative data analytic skillsoExperience with federal grant writing and submissionoProficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OutlookoProficiency in statistical software (SAS, Stata, R, SPSS)oHighly motivated, personable self-starter who excels in taking the lead and in working IndependentlyoIdentifies problems, work tasks, identifies next steps and completes tasks, derives solutions and recommendationsoExperience working with diverse multicultural populationsEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.BENEFITSFor detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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