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The UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the School of Public Health, currently has an outstanding opportunity for an hourly Research Coordinator. This individual will serve as a project specialist for a large, federally funded center, the Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment (EDGE). This interdisciplinary center facilitates collaboration among 80-plus investigators in six different areas of research emphasis related to gene-environment interactions. The EDGE Center is comprised of three facility cores and a well-established and successful Community Outreach and Ethics Core (COEC). The Center's mission is to contribute to science-based changes in regulatory policy and public health or medical practice that result in a reduction in the burden of environmentally induced diseases, a topic that is of great interest to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The Research Coordinator will work directly with the COEC Director to further the mission of the Center as it relates to environmental health issues impacting AI/AN individuals, families, and communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Community Outreach, Education, and Research Support: The Research Coordinator is responsible for coordinating several on-going outreach and education projects with Tribal groups around the region. Working independently, the Research Coordinator will foster on-going relationships with Tribal Nations and their citizens with a focus on issues related to climate change, environmental health, education, and well-being. In this role, the Coordinator will attend meetings and community events, connect research being conducted at the Center with community needs, help develop research translation materials that are culturally appropriate, provide collaborative input on the development of written communications (e.g., journal articles, literature reviews, meeting summaries, evaluations and progress reports) and assist with other tasks, as assigned.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in science policy, environmental health, public health, public policy or a related field.
A minimum of two years experience partnering with AI/AN communities on issues related to health and the environment; excellent communication and writing skills; familiarity with best practices of Community Based Participatory Research and the ethical issues related to scientific research in Indian Country; experience assisting with the planning and writing of research grants; familiarity with Tribal and university IRB protocols and procedures.
Conditions of Employment: Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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