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. The School of Nursing, Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST), has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator reports directly to the PHAST Project Manager who is responsible for implementation of all grant funded activities, ensuring progress is made toward deliverables. The Research Coordinator supports the Project Manager through day-to-day communication with study participants and research collaborators, informing the Project Manager of issues that need attention. The Research Coordinator also makes complex decisions, such as which data sets are appropriate (and can be obtained feasibly) based on the outcome of discussions with investigators and study staff. The Research Coordinator balances a variety of tasks for three different projects (currently) and must be able to prioritize in the face of competing deadlines.PHAST is a grant-funded project engaging in collaborative research effort with the aim of creating, supporting, and improving infrastructure for access to and use of data to promote evidence-based public health practice. The PHAST Research Coordinator is the primary contact person for all participants and collaborators involved in PHAST projects. Duties will include but not be limited to:*Project management - schedule meetings, draft meeting agendas, correspond with grant participants and partners, prepare meeting materials and record meeting notes, and coordinate travel arrangements. For the User-centered design of data visualizations grant, manage budget, purchasing, and all reporting as well. Provide technical assistance to grant participants regarding data reporting. Maintain updates for project staff regarding progress toward project objectives, and identify tasks to move projects forward. Prepare background information and resources for Project manager's tasks. Provide data for and contribute significantly to drafting grant progress reports.*Research - provide and analyze data sets, including qualitative data (i.e. interviews). Collaboratively design approaches or hypotheses to be tested and the methodology to be used. Design and produce data summary reports and data visualizations using Tableau. Assist in grant preparation, including contributions to research design.*Data procurement. Independently solicit and obtain original data from state and local health agencies, ensuring accuracy and relevance of data, and completeness of required metadata. Independently obtain contextualizing data from sources such as the Census and combine with public health data. Independently develop strategies for obtaining data.*Data management and processing - independently compile and transform original data files (existing local public health related data) and data submitted by grant participants into PHAST standard format Excel or CSV files for import into a central database. Independently execute non-analytic data quality control procedures, such as accuracy (valid values, in range, etc.) and completeness. Submit inquiries to resolve any data errors. Maintain metadata for all data sources and data processing.*Dissemination - assist in preparing manuscripts, reports, briefs, and recruiting materials; prepare and present posters and oral presentations; develop and present training curriculum materials. Design and create data visualizations for dissemination using Tableau.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Quantitative Science/Informatics, or relate field AND 2 years of applicable experience.Additional Requirements:*Five years' experience in one of the following, or similar: Data management, Quantitative analysis, Executive assistant*Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.*Dashboard development: Two years' experience working in user-centered design projects developing interactive visualizations and dashboards, Demonstrated ability to create interactive visualizations independently using Tableau*Three years' experience with one of the following, or similar: MySQL, Microsoft Access, R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata*Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to communicate complex ideas effectively with multiple team membersEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired:*Master's degreeApplication 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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