Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Health Services has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator to work with the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other research projects within the department. This position will coordinate research activities for a newly awarded Special Interest Project (SIP) grant from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) on the Validity and Reliability of Cancer Screening Questions for the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (SIP 20-005). This will include conducting and analyzing results from cognitive interviews with a diverse population of research participants. In addition, the position will support data collection and analysis for the Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma study of mental health among Latina immigrant women. Due to the study population and this position’s role as an interviewer, candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish.
Housed in the UW School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services is a dynamic academic and research department with the mission of working with partners in public health and health care to prepare leaders, design solutions, and conduct innovative research that is translated into practice and policy. The Department is steadfast in its efforts to improve and promote the health of all populations, and staff contribute daily and directly to the work of faculty, students, researchers and other staff, providing support and expertise to the Department's common cause.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with research team on development and testing of project materials, including recruitment, intervention and evaluation materials
Conduct data collection activities, such as recruit participants, conduct qualitative interviews and phone surveys
Conduct data monitoring and analysis activities, such as code qualitative data; track and archive data and research results; and synthesize findings
Attend and participate in investigator, research project team, and other cross-institutional meetings
Coordinate communication with study team, government and community partners
Prepare and collaborate on manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Administration, or a related field
One year of experience in the field of public health with specific experience in community-based participatory research and health promotion
Experience coordinating complex projects with multiple project team members who come from a variety of professional backgrounds
Ability to represent HPRC in a professional and congenial manner with professional colleagues both within academia and in public and private organizations outside of academia
Experience working with academic investigators and researchers, members of community organizations
Demonstrated research skills in data collection and qualitative methods
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
Ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
Ability to exercise sound judgment and to address complex situations with creativity
Ability to communicate well with people from diverse ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds
Ability to review existing research, literature, and resources to contribute to the creation of evidence-based materials and research instruments
Highly organized and attentive to detail
Ability to balance multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
A valid driver’s license and ability to drive to community partners sites throughout Washington state as needed. After hire, a successful completion of UW Fleet Services Basic Driver Training will be required to operate University Vehicles
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Two to three years of work experience in the field of public health
Familiarity with the UW human subjects/Institutional Review Board process
Experiences with Atlas.ti or other qualitative analysis software
Experience working with UW administrative systems
Conditions of Employment:
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines
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