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University of Washington RESEARCH CONSULTANT in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 210389


Posting Date: 08/03/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

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. Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Consultant. The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) is seeking a Research Consultant. This position will independently support research activities by faculty and fellows, liaise with UW data systems and organizations to facilitate HIPRC research, manage qualitative and quantitative data analysis needs for research studies at HIPRC, and support educational initiatives through data analysis. The Research Consultant will work directly with faculty investigators, post-doctoral fellows and scientific collaborators to achieve the research study aims. This position provides high-level professional research and advanced data analysis support. The Research Consultant will report to the HIPRC Manager with a strong matrix relationship to the Director of the Research Core. Major Responsibilities: • Data Analysis – 60% • Research Design – 30% • Data Management – 10% The Research Consultant provides high-level statistical programming and data analysis support for injury prevention research projects. This position is primarily responsible for reviewing, analyzing and conducting advanced data qualitative and quantitative analysis for research projects and providing methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for research grant proposals and other research projects . The Research Consultant must have sophisticated writing skills to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty and fellows from different disciplines and from different training backgrounds both in person and via email. This individual must also keep abreast of new research in statistical techniques and new developments in statistical and applications programming, and be able to advise scientist colleagues on the best methods for particular projects and analysis. The Research Consultant role contributes to the overall success of research projects at HIPRC, with the potential to lead to future grant opportunities benefitting both HIPRC and UW. The HIPRC brings significant research funds to Harborview and the University while also increasing awareness and establishing the UW and Harborview as cutting-edge research institutions in injury cause and prevention. The collaboration of pediatric, adult and global health faculty and programs is representative of the collaborative nature of the University's research programs. HIPRC has advocated for preventions of traumatic brain injury and other areas that have led to policy changes across the country. The Harborview Injury Prevention & 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. The HIPRC aims to reduce the harm from injury and violence. We believe every member of our team enriches our ability to achieve our mission by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our department and providing a safe and inclusive space for our faculty, staff and trainees. We strive to create an equitable and inclusive environment where all feel valued, heard, and respected. We work together to sustain the excellence that is a hallmark to APM as we seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Washington and the WWAMI region and to fulfill the School of Medicine’s guiding principles. UW is proud to offer generous benefits for our employees including an array of comprehensive medical and dental plan options with virtually no waiting period and retirement plans with matching contributions. Beyond the basics, UW offers a tuition exemption program, an employee wellness program, generous holidays and paid leave, fully subsidized bus pass, and more! RESPONSIBILITIES: Data Analysis – 60% • Conduct complex and advanced data qualitative and quantitative analysis for research projects • Conduct data review • Make significant content contributions to manuscripts and presentations as well as technical reports • Provide ready access to project data for PIs Research Design - 30% • Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for research grant proposals and other research projects • Plan and implement data intake processes and systems, per needs of individual research projects • Contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the information infrastructure within HIPRC • Stay informed on new research statistical techniques and new developments in statistical and applications programming Data management - 10% • Proactively manage databases and acquired data, ensure accuracy of data and provide quality control on data collection methods and implementation • Oversee data collection and retrieval systems MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Master’s in Public Health, statistics, or equivalent graduate level training. • 4 years’ experience in study design, research data management and data analysis Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: • 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. • Collaborative orientation, flexibility, and the ability to be proactive in decision-making and carrying out work. • Strong project management skills; Strong organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. • Able to communicate in articulate, clear and effective manner both verbally and in writing • Strong relationship management skills are critical • Demonstrated ability to think independently; Must be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint • Cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaborators DESIRED: • Proficiency with relational database and statistical software including one (and preferably several) of following packages: REDCap, SQL, LinkPlus, LinkKing, LinkSolv, Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, NVivo, Atlas.ti, and Dedoose. • Experience working with interdisciplinary researchers • Experience working in an academic research environment • Interest in trauma and injury control research Application 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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