HIPRC RESEARCH CONSULTANT (50% FTE)

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $100,000 a year
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Position Purpose:
The Harborview Injury Prevention and 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.

This part-time (50% FTE) position will manage qualitative and quantitative data analysis needs for research studies at HIPRC. This position 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 under the direct supervision of the program manager with a strongly matrixed relationship to the associate director of research methods.

Position Complexities:This Research Consultant is primarily responsible for:
Reviewing, analyzing and conducting advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis for research projects = 60%

Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for research grant proposals and other research projects = 30%

Provide quality control on data collection methods, implementation = 10%

This position reports to program manager with a strong matrix relationship to the associate director of research methods. The position works under limited supervision and must demonstrate an ability to work independently with sound judgment. Must also be an excellent collaborator be able to work effectively as a member of a team under technical guidance of supervisor. The successful Research Consultant (RC) requires advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills to support injury control research at HIPRC. The RC 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.

Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
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 UW School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center. HIPRC’s multi-disciplinary membership includes faculty members from the UW Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law. Our faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research, education, and prevention programs aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally

Research priorities include:
Global Injury

Injury Care

Safe & Active Transport

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Violence Prevention

The RC role contributes to the overall success of research projects at HIPRC, with the potential to lead to future grant opportunities benefiting both HIPRC and UW.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviewing, analyzing and conducting advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis for research projects = 60%

Plan and implement data intake processes and systems, per needs of individual research projects;

Conduct data review;

Provide advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis for research projects led by HIRPC investigators

Provide ready access to project data for PIs

Prepare data for presentations in various forms and for publication.

Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for research grant proposals and other research projects = 30%

Contribute to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the information infrastructure within HIPRC in support of research projects on the topic injury prevention and control.

Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection

Develop methodologically sound research plans with faculty and fellows

Contribute to the creation of sophisticated and inter-related instruments and surveys for the purpose of conducting research

Assist in drafting human subjects protocols regarding data collection processes

Provide quality control on data collection methods, implementation = 10%

Oversee data collection and management;

Oversee data retrieval systems;

Verify data for publications and presentations;

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, health sciences, statistical analysis or related field
Type and Years of Experience: 2 years’ experience in study design, research data management and data analysis

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 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

Must be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision

Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaborators

Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree highly desired in epidemiology, public health, social work, anthropology or other relevant field

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

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