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 six consecutive years. Environmental and Occupational Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Consultant. The Center for One Health Research (COHR) at the University of Washington investigates the health linkages among humans, animals and their shared environments. One Health emphasizes the connections across these three elements and seeks a healthy co-existence between humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems. COHR is based in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and operates in partnership with the UW Department of Global Health. Our researchers pioneer integrated research and practice approaches to investigate zoonotic and infectious diseases, the microbiome, antimicrobial resistance and the human-animal bond. COHR uses a transdisciplinary approach to explore how to:* Prevent, detect and respond to emerging infectious disease outbreaks.* Understand what animal disease events can tell us about environmental health hazards.* Learn from animals about new treatments for human diseases.* Respond to environmental disasters involving humans and animals.* Feed 9 billion people while preserving ecosystems.* Adapt to and mitigate climate change.* Optimize biodiversity for the planet and our bodies.The COHR is seeking a full-time permanent Research Consultant to manage the datasets for all projects being conducted out of the Center and provide statistical analysis for each project as needed. The current projects and duties include:COHR data managementThe Research Consultant will receive and process new and existing data sets, and develop protocols for ongoing data management.* Assist in the design of data collection tools and creation of databases.* Receive and clean data sets from research collaborators including Washington state and private firms among others.* Develop, update and implement of standard operating procedures for management of data sets including preparing data sets for analysis and organizing data sets on the Center server and ensuring data security and compliance with IRB, HIPAA and other regulatory bodies. * Ongoing communication with other investigators and stakeholders regarding data sets.COHR data analysis and manuscript developmentThe Research Consultant will analyze datasets including the creation antibiograms from large data sets involving antibiotic resistance data, and multivariate analysis of epidemiological data. Other analyses will include hospital audit data for program quality in infection prevention and control. The Research Consultant will assist in the creation of tables and figures and play a key role in the creation and submission of scientific manuscripts, posters, presentations, and other results of the research work. The Research Consultant will be a member of the COHR team developing and submitting peer reviewed manuscripts; drafting the analyses and narrative portions of grant submissions and progress reports; providing information used in scientific presentations including posters and lectures.COHR Other Support: The Research Consultant may be asked to help manage and lead specific discussions of the research team as well as conduct other project management duties and data collection. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Requirements: Bachelors degree in public health, environmental health, computer science, statistics, biostatistics, geography, epidemiology, or related field. Minimum two years of experience resulting in demonstrated analytical skills and experience working with large datasets. Knowledge of issues with antimicrobial stewardship and experience in the creation of antibiograms. Proficiency with R programming, Tableau, Microsoft Excel, and MS Word. Applied experience with biostatistics and epidemiology. Experience with the development of scientific manuscripts. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other colleagues. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Ability to think creatively, then translate into viable action plan.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired: Ability to integrate human, animal, and environmental data in "One Health" analyses and apply COHERE guidelines for manuscript preparation. Background knowledge in zoonotic infectious diseases and infection prevention and control. Experience with spatial analysis.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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