Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children by educating physicians of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the outstanding clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest Department in the UW School of Medicine and includes 20+ sub specialty divisions.
The Division of General Pediatrics has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Research Scientist/Engineer – Assistant.
The purpose of this position is to provide research support for the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC). HIPRC is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. HIPRC’s multi-disciplinary faculty are dedicated to conducting research, education, and prevention programs aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally.
The Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant position will support a grant-funded research project studying the impact of state laws on reducing adolescent intimate partner violence. The position requires legal research experience. This individual will be responsible for conducting review of laws pertaining to school-based response and prevention of intimate partner violence among adolescents in the US across all 50 states. This position reports directly to the project PI, Dr. Avanti Adhia. The position will be based at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center on the Harborview Medical Center campus but work and meetings can be completed remotely.
oConduct a systematic review of state laws pertaining to school-based prevention and response to intimate partner violence among adolescents in all 50 US states oAssist with preparation of manuscripts for publication or presentation oAssist investigators or staff in developing presentations or materials for external dissemination oMeet regularly with project PI to review project progress and plan next steps oPerform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position
•Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public policy, sociology, or law-related fields AND one year of appropriate experience in academic research OR equivalent education/experience •Strong legal research skills (i.e., proficient with Westlaw or LexisNexis) •Strong oral and written communication skills •Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Master’s degree in public health, or related field •Currently enrolled in law school •Work experience in an academic and/or research environment •Work experience and/or academic training in violence or injury research.
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