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 UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the School of Public Health, is seeking a 50% time Research Consultant to join the team in the Occupational Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program (OEHOP) located in Seattle, Washington. The OEHOP has several federal and state funded projects focused on opioid use associated with occupational injuries and treatment; return-to-work issues; and long-term disability issues arising from workplace injuries and illness. The OEHOP was just awarded a new $5M grant exploring unsafe opioid prescriptions in multiple states and improved outcomes for injured workers. The UW DEOHS Occupational Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Program (OEHOP) is dedicated to reducing work disability from occupational injuries and illnesses. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.The UW OEHOP has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% time Research Consultant. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator and the Project Manager, the Research Consultant will provide data management and data analysis for a large, four year project to evaluate the impact of strategies to prevent unsafe opioid prescribing within two state workers' compensation systems. The new position will develop and implement data management systems to track eligible patients for multiple surveys and manage and analyze pharmacy billing data from workers compensation and prescription monitoring program systems in WA and OH, and create and archive de-identified datasets at the completion of the project. This project involves multiple participatory research-based activities with complex populations (senior medical community, off-site research teams, and multiple on-going national and state funded projects with high profile content).Specific activities will include:Study Development*Work with the PI, project manager, and faculty on planning, designing, and implementing research project.Data Management and Data Analysis*Under general supervision, develop, implement, and maintain data management systems to track eligible patients; and request, receive, and merge large administrative databases*Perform data cleaning; link administrative databases, survey and workers compensation data; calculate measures of unsafe opioid prescribing; and compare measures of unsafe opioid prescribing based on workers' compensation and based on PDMP data.*Work closely with the biostatistician and other researchers to develop analysis plans*Evaluate the impact of the prior authorization programs on unsafe opioid prescribing using administrative billing databases from OH and WA workers' compensation and prescription monitoring program databases.*Compile and archive de-identified datasets at the completion of the project.*Track study progress and problem solve study operations and implementation issues.*Coordinate and ensure consistency of data management, data analysis, and variable definitions in two states.*Prepare interim reports, progress reports, and study deliverables.*Prepare summaries for research team synthesizing interim and final results.*Serve as a key staff member with familiarity with the study data management, data analysis, timelines, and deliverables.Analysis and dissemination of findings*Draft and revise study progress reports and final report.*Prepare materials for study advisory committee meetings.*Draft and revise other reports and manuscripts.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field. Two years of experience including the following skills:*Proficient with Microsoft Office.*Proficient with R, Stata, and other data management and statistical analysis software*Knowledge of data management and statistical analysis related to public health research.*Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate across groups.*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency preparing correspondence and progress reports.*Organized, detail-oriented.*Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.*Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a busy environment with competing priorities.*Experience with analysis of large, administrative billing databasesDesired: Master's Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or related field. Experience with analysis of data from workers compensation systems.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 Workforce 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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