Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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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 full-time Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will work as part of the Kenya Pediatric Studies (KPS) team on projects evaluating HIV reservoirs and other viral co-infections in children from Kenya. These projects will include studies in several historic mother-child birth cohorts, as well as accrual of a new cohort in Kenya. The position will work under the supervision of Drs Jennifer Slyker and Dara Lehman, Assistant Professors in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.
This position plays a key role in the coordination and management of 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, and lead UW reporting to the NIH on study progress, will develop conference abstracts and presentations on study objectives and results, and support data management and analysis. This project does not require laboratory expertise in virology or immunology, however such expertise will be taken into account in further refining job responsibilities and the potential for personal professional development. There is potential for virology/immunology laboratory component depending on applicant expertise.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate study design and protocol development (15%)
Lead development of data collection tools and data management systems
Organize conduct of the laboratory experiments (15%)
Responsible for primary data anaysis and manuscript writing (10%)
Lead the team's ethical review process in preparing and submitting materials for boards at UW, and the Kenya ERC (10%)
Responsible for preparing reports and presentations (10%)
Lead weekly calls between collaborators in Nairobi and Seattle (5%)
Develop data collection tools on an Open Data Kit (ODK) platform (5%)
Serve as the point-person for inventory, tracking and shipping specimens between the UW/FHCRC and collaborative sites (5%)
Perform related duties with other KPS related projects as needed (5%)
Conduct literature reviews (5%)
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Virology, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology or related field
Two to three years of research experience
Skills, knowledge, and experience working in epidemiology, immunology, or virology studies.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Virology, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology or related field
Laboratory experience running virology or immunology laboratory assays, or analyzing these types of data
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to travel to Kenya for substantial periods of time to set up the study cohort and conduct trainings. Availability to attend annual meetings in January of each year
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently
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
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Primary work location with be at the Ninth and Jefferson Building on Harborview's campus, with 1-2 days at the Fred Hutch (flexible). The Research Coordinator will have a designated work space on the 13th floor.
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