RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3
Req #: 140265
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Job Location Detail: Patricia Bracelin Steel Building
Posting Date: 12/29/2016
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our Benefits page: http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/07/prostaff.pdf.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) is a nationally recognized leader in the field of injury and injury prevention research, education, training and community outreach. HIPRC is jointly supported by the School of Medicine and the Harborview Medical Center. HIPRC’s multi-disciplinary membership includes faculty members from the UW Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Engineering, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Law.
HIPRC currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3.
HIPRC seeks a full-time Research Scientist to assist with research projects in the areas of trauma and acute care, traumatic brain injury, safe transportation, violence prevention and global injury prevention. This person is primarily responsible for: (1) providing methodologic expertise on study design and data collection approaches; and (2) conducting data management and analysis for projects led by faculty and postdoctoral fellows at HIPRC. The Research Scientist will also contribute to the preparation of research proposals, internal reports, presentations, and publications to enhance HIPRC’s Methods Core mission in supporting research conducted at the Center. This position reports to the HIPRC Director with a strong matrixed relationship to the Methods Core Director.
- *Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for projects led by faculty and fellows at HIPRC.
- *Conduct data management and analysis for projects led by faculty and fellows at HIPRC.
- *Contribute substantially to the preparation of research proposals, internal reports, presentations, and publications, independently.
- *Lead and manage research projects of moderate size and scope and make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and deliverables.
- *Contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the information infrastructure within HIPRC in support of research projects.
- *Contribute to the creation of sophisticated and inter-related instruments and surveys for research purposes.
10% Support other HIPRC activities :
*Participate in other HIPRC education, training, and community outreach activities that might benefit from or draw upon the expertise of the Methods Core.
*Master's degree in quantitative health or social sciences, preferably in epidemiology
*Minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in study design, and research data management and analysis, preferably in injury research
*Expertise in instrument and survey design and development
*Solid understanding of empirical research including quantitative and qualitative analytical research skills
*Ability to think flexibly about the use of analytic methods and demonstrated openness to working on research projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods
*Demonstrated ability to provide inferential statistics by applying advanced analytic skills to a variety of research projects
*Proficiency with relational database, data linkage, and statistical software including one (and preferably several) of following packages: REDCap, SQL, LinkPlus, LinkKing, LinkSolv, Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, NVivo, and AtlasTi
*Collaborative orientation, flexibility, and the ability to be proactive in decision making and carrying out work
*Strong organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable communicating one-on-one or in groups of both internal and external constituents
*Positive, upbeat, and flexible in approach to work in a fast-paced environment; willing to cope with and embrace change
*Comfortable with juggling demands of a busy, frequently changing plan of work in a professional manner, while exhibiting sound judgment about priorities and work scope.
*Commitment to the mission of HIPRC
*Expertise in deterministic and probabilistic linkages of large databases
*Doctoral degree in quantitative health or social sciences, preferably in epidemiology
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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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