Administrative/Support, Education/Training, Social Work, Staff/Administrative
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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The School of Social Work and the National LGBTQ Research Center have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist (NHAS).Built upon more than two decades of research, the National LGBTQ Research Center is dedicated to creating innovations to address the health, aging, and well-being of LGBTQ midlife and older adults, their families and caregivers. It is distinguished by its innovative responses to the changing nature and diversity of aging in our society. The Center houses several key research studies, including multiple federally funded projects, using science to promote best practices in research, education and practice to promote equity and reduce social, economic and health disparities now and for generations to come.The Research Scientist 2 will support the scientific needs of Aging with Pride: NHAS (National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study) (NIH/NIA; R01), the first federally funded, national longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adult health, aging and well-being. The study is designed to identify modifiable factors that account for health trajectories in these communities. NHAS is built upon strong collaborations across the nation with 2,450 LGBTQ older adults, their families and communities; 17 community agencies and service providers; and multidisciplinary experts from diverse fields, including Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, Psychology, Statistics, and Ethics. Additional studies include, but are not limited to, Sexual and Gender Minority Population Health, which is a national population-based study of the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Research Scientist will manage and analyze data and summarize results; perform power analysis; complete systematic literature reviews; draft, develop and assist with writing scientific manuscripts and reports; prepare and present presentations at scientific and community meetings; prepare and manage IRB requirements; and assist with writing grant proposals related to one or more of the following topics: health equity and disparities research; risk and protective factors and mechanisms influencing health, well-being and aging of LGBTQ people, and their families and communities.Under supervision of the Director, the Research Scientist will assist in identifying and evaluating existing literature and address research gaps in LGBTQ health equity/disparity studies. The Research Scientist should be able to complete tasks under limited supervision and work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish organizational goals. This position will develop a knowledge base designed to improve health, aging and well-being in historically marginalized communities.Responsibilities include but not limited to:Manage and analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data and summarize resultsDraft, develop and assist with writing scientific manuscripts and reportsPerform systematic literature reviews; identify, review, and synthesize exiting literature and address and articulate research gapsAssist with writing grant proposalsPrepare and present presentations at scientific and community meetingsREQUIREMENTSDoctoral Degree in public health, social work, psychology or other related health science or social science field. At least 2 years of experience in public health, gerontology, social work, psychology or other related health sciences or social sciencesResearch experience with LGBTQ populations, older adults, or other health disparate or marginalized populationsResearch experience with health disparities and/or equityStrong data analysis skills with quantitative and qualitative dataManage multiple data collection efforts across multiple projects and research designsExperience with statistical software such as Stata and RStrong oral presentation skillsExperience in conducting literature reviewsKnowledge and experience writing grant proposalsInstitutional Review Board (IRB) protocol development and management experienceAbility to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely mannerAbility to communicate on technical subjects effectively with non-technical faculty and staff, and community membersWork well independently and within a collaborative fast paced environmentExperience with MS OfficeComplete other tasks as assignedEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registrationDESIRED REQUIREMENTSExperience with longitudinal data collection and management (preferably in REDCap)Experience with harmonizing data from multiple sources Experience with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dataExperience with population-based data collection and managementExperience with biomarker data collection and analysisExperience with development of statistical modelsDevelopment and application of survey weightsExperience and ability to work with graduate (Masters and PhD) level studentsExperience in working with community level providers and partners in initiating and building research agendasExperience working in collaborative interdisciplinary research teamsCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTMust be willing to travel to conferences and/or community events multiple times per yearApplication 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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