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 six consecutive years.The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. Founded in 1985, HIPRC is a multidisciplinary research center supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. HIPRC faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research, education, and community outreach aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally.HIPRC seeks a Research Coordinator to work with the recently established Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP). FIPRP investigators are actively involved in examining causes and consequences of firearm violence and injury, and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of public policy for firearm violence and injury prevention.Research projects will include:Interventions to improve safe storage of firearms;Interventions to prevent firearm injury and crime recidivism;Observational studies on the relationship of firearm ownership and risk of death due to homicide or suicide;Risk factors for firearm injury/death among children, adolescents, adults, the mentally ill, and individuals with dementia;Effect of laws and public policy changes on firearm injuries and deaths. The Research Coordinator will perform research tasks including recruiting and interviewing of human subjects, preparing human subject applications and preparing progress reports. The Research Coordinator will also coordinate data collection and recording for multiple research projects, assist with developing strategies for accurate data tracking and management, and communicating with external agencies or institutions regarding the research project's data collection strategies. This position reports to the Firearm Program Research Scientist with a highly matrixed relationship to the Firearm Program faculty investigators and to the Administrator of the HIPRC.While this is a beginning level of research coordination, the successful research coordinator requires strong communication skills to coordinate subject recruitment and strong organizational skills to implement reliable data collection. The RC must exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity as the individual will interact with other UW faculty and staff, as well as external institutions and community members. The RC must have competent writing skills to be able to communicate clearly via email, and to prepare summary and progress reports. The RC interacts with HIPRC and FIPRP faculty and staff, with other UW faculty and staff, and with external institutions and organizations. The success of FIPRP research projects and policy evaluations may result in positive publicity for the university. The FIPRP may also bring in additional grant and/or donor funds to the university. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIESResearch Activities = 85%Prepare human subject applications, modifications, and status reportsRecruit and interview of human subjects, using protocols from the studies;Work with other team members to coordinate multiple data collection efforts which may include collaborating with other agencies or institutions.Work with team to implement smooth and efficient data collection methodsReview legal and/or medical records and abstract relevant data.Participate in inter-code reliability exercises to ensure accuracy of recorded dataDevelop and implement tracking system for collecting and maintaining quantitative and qualitative data from legal and/or medical recordsProvide periodic project updates to co-investigators regarding the status of projects the Research Coordinator is working onAssist with data analysis, within scope of positionAssist with preparing publications and manuscriptsPerform additional research tasks as required and assigned and within scope of positionCoordination of related project activities = 15%Meet regularly with Research Scientist to review progress on all research project coordination duties;Present updates on projects and data at regular team meetingsParticipate in preparation of reports back to sponsoring agencies;Exhibit professional communication skills in all interactions and maintain effective communication with project team throughout projectREQUIREMENTS:Education: Bachelor's degree in public health, education, health sciences or related fieldType and Years of Experience: Minimum one year experience in public health or other types of medical researchOther Required QualificationsStrong project management and organizational skillsDemonstrated ability to think independently while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlinesAble to communicate in articulate, clear and effective manner both verbally and in writingExcellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaboratorsProficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPointDesired QualificationsPrior work experience as a research assistant or research coordinator in an academic environmentFamiliar with IRB protocols and experience recruiting human subjects for researchExperience with REDCap, or other online data management toolFamiliarity with firearm policy and researchApplication 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 Work 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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