Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Practice Based Research Network Coordinator/Tribal Liaison
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 116425
Work Location: Spokane
Summary of Duties: This position is a split position between the Initiative Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) (and its Partnership for Native Health (P4NH)) and the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine's (ESFCOM's) Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) program.
The incumbent will exercise independence in developing, planning, and leading P4NH's research engagement and outreach activities focused on urban and rural American Indian and Alaska Native populations (AI/AN), locally, regionally, and nationally. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing, outreach and engagement strategy that promotes the core mission of P4NH. The incumbent will provide direction to Research Coordinators, Faculty, and P4NH staff, in implementing outreach strategy, and engages in strategic planning with tribal and urban clinics and community organizations in Washington State to determine further the intersection of community health and academic research efforts between IREACH and Native communities.
The incumbent will seek consultation from project Principal Investigators (PIs), faculty leads, and senior research coordination staff, but will generally exercise independent judgement in day-to-day decision-making and project oversight.
The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the operations and research projects for the PBRN, a team of multidisciplinary faculty who conduct extramurally funded research in the area of rural health with clinical facilities around Washington State. In addition, the incumbent will work with the Native American Health Sciences Program Director to implement the outreach programs of the PBRN, especially those involving tribal partners. The position will include travel to practices and communities throughout Washington State, conducting outreach and implementing research projects that crosscut topics and methods, and scope. This position will provide research support to project investigators, oversee implementation of research protocols, manage project timelines, and coordinate other research tasks.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in relevant field and three (3) years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified within the project specialty. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.