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 Genetic Analysis Center (GAC, www.biostat.washington.edu/research/centers/gac) in the Department of Biostatistics develops and applies statistical methods to genetic and health-related data to discover how genetic variants contribute to human well-being and disease. The genetic data include variations assayed by whole-genome sequencing and microarrays, while the health data cover a broad range of traits, including complex diseases such as diabetes, asthma, atherosclerosis, and cancer, as well as quantitative traits such as hematological and lipid measurements. Projects are funded by various parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but also non-profits and industry. Current major projects include operating as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the NHLBI Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) program (www.nhlbiwgs.org) and serving as Data Stewards for the NHLBI DataSTAGE (https://www.nhlbidatastage.org/).The TOPMed program is a cutting-edge initiative to identify genetic risk factors for heart, lung, and blood diseases using whole-genome sequencing and other '-omic' assays, such as metabolomics, proteomics, methylomics, and transcriptomics. The GAC is the TOPMed DCC, which provides TOPMed with quality control of genomic data, harmonization of clinical phenotypes across studies, genotype-phenotype association analysis, as well as interpretation, reporting, and training on findings. The DCC also helps to develop and implement TOPMed policies and procedures for data access, data sharing, and publication and acts as a central hub of information for ~1,000 TOPMed investigators and NHLBI staff.The NHLBI DataSTAGE project is focused on developing and testing a cloud-based platform where investigators can store, share, access, and analyze large scale biomedical data in a secure environment. As Data Stewards, the GAC works closely with DataSTAGE developers to implement analytic pipelines and workflows in a cloud environment.The Department of Biostatistics has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Analyst. This position will play a key role in the DCC's development, coordination, implementation, and communication of TOPMed policies and procedures, primarily for data access, data sharing, and publication. The position will focus on analyzing, managing, and presenting information efficiently, both internally for the DCC and externally for TOPMed investigators and NHLBI. The Program Analyst will frequently interface and collaborate with DCC Project Managers, team leads, and the website and administrative team, but will also work independentlyDuties & Responsibilities:*Develop systematic and reproducible ways to analyze and present quantitative data in tabular and/or graphical summaries for regular reporting to funders and investigators *Create systems to organize information from TOPMed studies ("onboarding") and advise the website and administrative team in propagating information to the website and across relevant DCC teams *Identify and implement ways to increase efficiency of gathering and managing information that is needed across DCC teams (intake and propagation)*Support data access for TOPMed investigators by developing technical documentation and training materials and answering email queries*Identify and analyze information from NIH/NCBI dbGaP (database of Genotypes and Phenotypes) to help with TOPMed investigator data access *Support TOPMed publications policies by managing administrative checks of manuscripts and proposals, developing procedural documentation and training materials, and answering email queries *Analyze and present information needed for maintenance and updates of the DCC's dbGaP application for TOPMed data access *Produce regular reports on study and program progress *Substantially contribute to the development and updating of policy, procedural, and technical content that gets posted on the TOPMed website (www.nhlbiwgs.org)As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Required qualification - Minimum education this position REQUIREMENTS: Master's or Bachelor's degree and relevant experience, in a scientific- or health-related field such as public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, or genetics Basic understanding of epidemiology or biostatistics Highly organized and detail-oriented Interest in managing and improving the flow of information Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly in the context of collaborating with and coordinating a wide variety of stakeholders Excellent problem solving and the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team Ability to collaborate and work efficiently on multiple projects with limited supervision Tracking of multiple study deadlines and independently managing multiple tasks while ensuring attention to detail, accuracy, and quality results Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets Some experience or interest in UNIX command line and R, to prepare quantitative data summariesEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIRED: Previous professional experience working on large biomedical research studies, preferably multi-site with multiple investigators (e.g. research consortium, coordinating center context)Familiarity with dbGaP access and proceduresFamiliarity with process of generating scientific manuscripts for publicationExperience with Trello and SlackProject management experienceApplication 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. 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