Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through July of 2018.
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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the University of Washington schools of medicine and public health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. The Department has grown exponentially over the past 10 years to ~400 faculty, 1100+ staff, and 500+ students, working in 130 countries, with our deepest ties in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.
The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary (Project Appointment), Full-Time Research Coordinator position.
Under the general supervision of Dr. Jillian Pintye and Dr. Jennifer Unger, this individual will work as part of the PrEP Implementation for Young Women & Adolescents (PrIYA) team. This position will help coordinate mhealth activities and provide data reports, statistical summaries and analyses for publication, which may include providing technical and organizational support to project leadership.
PrEP Implementation for Young Women and Adolescents (PrIYA) seeks to programmatically evaluate PrEP implementation, and determine best practices for providing pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention (PrEP) to young women and adolescent girls in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Family Planning Clinics in Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Grace John-Stewart and Dr. Jared Baeten are the principal investigators of PrIYA and are supported by a large team of faculty, post-doctoral trainees and field staff.
This position plays a key role in the coordination and management of program implementation and research activities. This position also requires the ability to compile and synthesize key information from the literature as well as technical disussions, and provide input on study design and methods most appropriate for a given project. This position will assure completion of reports to funders, will develop conference abstracts and presentations on analysis objectives and results, and support data management and analysis. This project does not require expertise in mHealth, however such expertise will be taken into account in further refining job responsibilities and the potential for personal professional development.
The study coordination and data management components of the position will contribute to the success of several research studies in Kenya and ensure reporting on progress as required by funders. The analyses conducted by this position will significantly contribute to publications and other presentations of study results, thus strengthening collaborations with theh US and Kenya and other funding partners and providing additional data to support future grant applications sought by the UW investigators involved in these projects.
Duties and Responsibilities: Facilitating implementation mHealth component of PrIYA with developers and co-investigators, including organizing/leading weekly calls between collaborators in Kenya and Seattle. (15%)
Coordinate with PrIYA investigators, faculty, project staff and graduate student to refine and execute plans to analyze PriYA data that combines multiple laboratory and clinical datasets in support of research and publication. (15%)
Assist in developing and revising mHealth tools and data collection instruments, including communicating with mHealth tool developers about troubleshooting and refining the tool. (10%)
Maintain contact with Kenya-based mHealth project staff, and respond to or triage questions or concerns. (10%)
As needed, ensure mHealth activities are conducted in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Take action to correct problems such as protocol deviations to ensure quality of mHealth activities. (10%)
Generate tabular, graphical and statistical summary reports in support of investigator research and publication. (10%)
Assist in writing papers and review them for correctness and completeness. (10%)
Provide timely and accurate responses to data queries. (5%)
Support the submission of mHealth-related protocol modifications, including writing and preparing portions of applications, and editing, proofreading and collating proposals. (5%)
Provide documented datasets for analysis. (5%)
Work closely with investigators and operations team to understand project goals and execute reporting and queries to meet project timelines. (5%)
Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field. One to two years of research experience.
Skills, knowledge, and experience working in epidemiology, mHealth and data analysis.
Desired: Master's Degree or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field and one to two years of research experience.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Ability to travel to Kenya for substantial periods of time to set up the mHealth system and conduct trainings. Availability to attend periodic meetings in Kenya.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (or similar packages). Fluency in analysis and coding with statistical software packages (Stata, SAS, etc) Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication.
Schedule flexibility to accommodate occasional early mornings or evening meetings with field office time zones.
Working Environmental Conditions: Primary work location with be at the Ninth and Jefferson Building on Harborview's campus. The Research Coordinator will have a designated work space on the 13th floor.
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 Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, 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.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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