Title: 1183-YN_ADMINPRO - Social Scientific Assistant
Business Title: Research Project Manager
Location: WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position will oversee the administration of a a NIMH-funded mixed methods spatial project, which includes quantitative data collection from early intervention programs for psychosis throughout the U.S. and qualitative data collection from various stakeholders such as policy makers, providers, and families throughout the U.S., preparation of human subjects' applications, data management and tracking, and overall project management across multiple locations. The position will also work on a state-funded evaluation of early intervention programs in Washington State which focuses primarily on quality improvement and working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities in Washington State. This position will be based in Spokane, WA.
The Social Scientific Assistant will be responsible for monitoring assigned ongoing study(ies) and project(s) to ensure protocols are met and work with the PI and other study staff to address issues in a timely manner. Specific responsibilities in the role include, but are not limited to, designing specific phases of the project with oversight from the PI, participant recruitment, IRB approval, data collection management, data security, data analysis, and protocol adherence. This position will have the opportunity to present research results in publishable form.
Duties and Responsibilities:
55% Research Design and Management
20% Data Management and Reporting
15% Human Subjects Management
5% Budget/Fiscal Activities
A Bachelor's degree in social or behavioral science, business or economics discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated experience working with people with mental illnesses, psychosis, substance use disorders, homelessness, and/or incarceration histories.
Experience with data collection and monitoring.
Experience preparing reports, graphs, tables, charts, illustrations, etc. that display data results.
Ability to travel, including overnight, on occasion.
Must have valid driver license by the time of hire.
Master's degree in relevant field in social work, public health, sociology, psychology or related discipline.
Experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research.
Experience recruiting subjects for research studies.
Familiarity with spatial-related analysis and geocoding.
Experience conducting phone-based surveys and conducting high-volume of phone calls.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and competence communicating and working with health professionals, faculty members, researchers, and diverse groups within the general public.
Experience utilizing RedCAP for data collection and management.
Experience designing research studies and independently implementing research protocols.
Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities in Washington State.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Community and Behavioral Health; PRISM
Monthly Salary: $3,750.85 - $5,397.56. Commensurate with qualifications. In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: https://hrs.wsu.edu/managers/classification-compensation/ap-compensation-structure/.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Screening Begin Date: February 1, 2023. Open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2. Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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