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The Department of Health Services has an excellent opportunity for a 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). HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities. The Research Coordinator will support activities across several projects in the areas of workplace health promotion and healthy aging.
The Research Coordinator will work closely and collaboratively with research team colleagues to support and take on primary coordination responsibilities for Dr. Linda Ko’s portfolio of projects, including NIH RADx-UP initiative, which will examine the effectiveness of a COVID-19 testing program that aims to increase students’ participation in onsite learning using a community-based participatory research approach. This position is responsible for communicating with the IRB, assisting in the creation of research materials (focus group and interview guides, surveys, and study protocols), monitoring and tracking data entry and quality, and assisting in the development of community facing manuals and executive summaries. Other responsibilities include coordinating communication within team and across project partners and associated coordination tasks that arise during the project lifecycle.
The Research Coordinator will also have active involvement in activities related to a qualitative research methods facility led by Dr. Ko focused on providing qualitative research methods expertise to researchers across the University.
•Coordinate and participate in the design and implementation of specific phases of projects
•Manage timelines and allocations of resources
•Participate in the development and testing of project materials, including recruitment, intervention and evaluation materials
•Conduct data collection activities such as fielding surveys, and conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups; code qualitative data; track and archive data and research results; and provide data analysis
•Coordinate and participate in research project team, develop agendas, and track action items
•Coordinate communication with study team and community partners and engage community partners as appropriate
•Develop and submit Institutional Review Board applications, and ensure compliance with human subjects’ requirements
•Provide training to students and faculty on qualitative research methods and assist with additional duties related to the qualitative research methods facility
•Prepare and collaborate on manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations
•Complete other duties as assigned
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 website, click here.
•Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Administration or related field
•At least one year of experience in the field of public health with specific experience in community-based participatory research and health promotion, including experience working with colleagues in both academia and non-academic public and private organizations
•Professional experience coordinating complex projects with multiple project team members, including exercising sound judgment to address complex situations with creativity; work experience should reflect dependability, flexibility, patience, creativity, and accountability
•Highly organized and attentive to detail; ability to balance multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints
•Experience working independently and proactively with limited supervision and as part of a team
•Demonstrated research skills, in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis)
•Experience reviewing existing research, literature, and resources to help create evidence-based materials and research instruments
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated presentation skills, both with and without PowerPoint
•Emotionally intelligent and effective at building constructive interpersonal relationships with people from diverse ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds
•Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Prepared to serve as a representative of an organization committed to collegial professionalism
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
•Professional work experience in the field of public health outside of degree program coursework
•Strong interest in health promotion strategies to promote health equity
•Educational emphasis in community-based public health practice
•Experience preparing and managing the UW human subjects/Institutional Review Board process
•Experiences with REDCap, Atlas.ti and/or statistical software, e.g. SPSS, Stata
•Spanish language fluency
Working Environmental Conditions:
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. May split work time between multiple office and research locations.
Most employees at the University are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Once the University allows employees to return to the workplace, this position is expected to be performed on site at the UW Seattle Campus and other designated locations. Continued remote work may be negotiable.
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