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The Department of Health Services has an excellent opportunity for a Research Coordinator to work with the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with lower incomes and in ethnic/cultural minority populations most at risk of health disparities.
HPRC is home to the Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest (ARC NW), a CDC and NCI-funded Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SIP 19-005). As a collaborating Network member center, ARC NW is engaged in several local and cross-center research activities, including work with the Washington State Department of Health on statewide cancer prevention and control projects. ARC NW is also a participating member of several state and regional cancer prevention task forces and committees.
The Research Coordinator will support and take on primary coordination responsibilities across our cancer prevention and control portfolio of projects. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for data collection, management, synthesis and reporting; providing implementation and evaluation assistance to project partners including WA DOH and partner health systems. Other responsibilities include coordinating communication within teams as well as across project partners; updating materials (intervention and measurement); and associated coordination tasks that arise during the project lifecycle.
The Research Coordinator position may also be involved in emergent projects resulting from HPRC’s partnerships.
Housed in the UW School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services is a dynamic academic and research department with the mission of working with partners in public health and health care to prepare leaders, design solutions, and conduct innovative research that is translated into practice and policy. The Department is steadfast in its efforts to improve and promote the health of all populations, and staff contribute daily and directly to the work of faculty, students, researchers and other staff, providing support and expertise to the Department's common cause.
Duties and Responsibilities: •Coordinate and participate in the design and implementation of specific phases of projects •Manage timelines and allocations of resources •Collaborate with research team on development and testing of project materials, including recruitment, intervention and evaluation materials; engage project partners as appropriate •Conduct data collection activities such as fielding surveys, and conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups; code qualitative data; track and archive data and research results; and provide data analysis •Coordinate and participate in investigator, research project team, and partner meetings; develop agendas and track action items •Coordinate communication with study team, center administrative staff, and local and national partners (which may include state agencies, health departments, and academic/research organizations) •Develop and submit Institutional Review Board applications, and ensure compliance with human subjects requirements •Coordinate administrative and data requirements for obtaining data sets from study partner organizations; oversee data use agreements (if applicable) •Prepare and collaborate on manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations •Complete other duties as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Required Qualifications: •Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Health Administration, or a related field •One year of experience in the field of public health with specific experience in community-based participatory research and health promotion •Experience coordinating complex projects with multiple project team members who come from a variety of professional backgrounds •Ability to represent HPRC in a professional and congenial manner with professional colleagues both within academia and in public and private organizations outside of academia •Experience working with academic investigators and researchers, members of community organizations •Demonstrated research skills, in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis) •Demonstrated oral presentation skills, both with and without Microsoft PowerPoint •Excellent oral and written communication skills •Ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team •Ability to exercise sound judgment and to address complex situations with creativity •Ability to communicate well with people from diverse ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds •Ability to review existing research, literature, and resources to contribute to the creation of evidence-based materials and research instruments •Highly organized and attentive to detail •Ability to balance multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints •Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications: •Two to three years work experience in the field of public health •Strong interest in workplace health promotion strategies to reduce chronic diseases •Educational emphasis in community-based public health practice •Experience preparing and managing the UW human subjects/Institutional Review Board process •Experiences with Atlas.ti and/or statistical software, e.g. SPSS, Stata •Experience working with UW administrative systems
Working Environmental Conditions:
Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. May split work time between multiple office and research locations.
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