Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Family Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist to support its expanding research efforts in practice-based and health services research. This position is housed in the Department of Family Medicine's Research Section, which includes the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS); Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP); WWAMI Rural Health Research Center; Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI-Lab); and WWAMI-region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). This position will collaborate in designing and conducting research studies, conducting pilot research projects, collecting primary data, analyzing qualitative and some quantitative research data, interpreting findings, creating graphic and narrative descriptions of program results and research findings, and disseminating findings (e.g., through presentations). This position will be responsible for preparing, in collaboration with other scientists, grant proposals as well as presentations, reports and manuscripts that describe program and research results.
The Research Scientist will work primarily with Rural PREP and CHWS in a collegial and collaborative environment including staff and faculty from the UW Family Medicine Research Section and other groups within the Department of Family Medicine and external organizations, requiring excellent communication and collaboration skills. This individual must be able to work independently, but in close collaboration with a variety of investigators and research staff on assigned research and grant development. The Research Scientist may direct the work of staff assisting with project tasks.
The Research Scientist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
collaborating with teams to design health workforce information gathering and dissemination projects;
managing some or all of the operations of projects, from development to implementation and evaluation;
contributing to the design of research projects;
conducting literature reviews and synthesis of information for reports, manuscripts and grants;
developing presentations and preparing (portions or all, depending on the composition of the research team) reports and manuscripts describing project results;
representing Rural PREP or CHWS at meetings with stakeholders;
maintaining relationships and facilitating discussion with stakeholders, key informants and team members on program and project plans and results;
recruiting subjects to participate in health workforce research;
presenting research findings to internal and external audiences;
soliciting input from internal and external research colleagues on study design and interpretation of study findings;
developing IRB applications;
contributing substantially to determining project goals and objectives;
identifying problems and technical issues that affect project goals and timelines and identifying appropriate solutions;
preparing and obtaining appropriate reviews of project reports/briefs and publications;
monitoring progress toward accomplishing project and related departmental goals;
providing ideas to improve organizational efficiency at group and department levels;
seeking to identify and develop new funding sources, and
contributing to positive co-worker/customer/investigator relationships through efficient interaction on current grants/projects.
a master’s degree in a health sciences or related social science discipline;
at least two to three years of experience developing and implementing health-related research and program evaluation; experience designing and implementing qualitative research studies, including development of interview guides, recruitment of subjects, data collection, data management, analysis, and reporting of findings;
interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with diverse groups, including multidisciplinary and multi-site research teams as well as stakeholders and program participants from different employment settings;
ability to work efficiently and independently;
excellent English writing skills; excellent time management skills;
experience using analytic software such as ATLAS.ti for qualitative research; and
proficiency in standard office word processing, graphics and spreadsheet software.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
PhD in a health services-related or social science discipline;
experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods;
experience working with health careers education and clinical training programs and settings;
data visualization expertise.
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