Salary is commensurate with experience and education
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.
The Department of Health Services has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist to work with the Health Promotion Research Center.
The HPRC is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those most at risk of health disparities. Our projects include research and program dissemination in the areas of older adult physical activity and mental health, cancer prevention and control, and workplace health promotion.
This Research Scientist position will primarily lead activities to disseminate research results for two research projects:
PT-REFER (Physical Therapists Recommending EnhanceFitness to Expand Reach) is a collaboration between HPRC and the national YMCA (Y-USA) to develop and test an intervention to increase recommendations by physical therapists to an accessible and effective group physical activity program offered at the YMCA.
Increasing Evidence-Based Interventions at Low-Wage Worksites is an NCI-funded randomized controlled trial, measuring the immediate and longer-term effects of the HealthLinks intervention on employee health behavior.
The major duties and responsibilities include:
Lead manuscript development and submission process, including developing submission timeline, selecting journals, working closely with lead and co-authors, contributing as lead or co-author, submitting and tracking manuscripts, corresponding with editors, and editing manuscripts based on reviewer comments
Lead and conduct statistical analyses of participant- and organizational-level data; oversee maintenance of research databases
Code and analyze qualitative interview data; develop and implement protocols for cross-interviewer reliability
Present data and research results at internal meetings, seminars, and academic conferences
Participate in procurement of additional/new funding through contributions to grant proposals
Develop research materials, in collaboration with research teams; may include data collection and intervention materials
Contribute to positive relationships with research and community partners through efficient and professional interaction on current grants/projects
Complete other project activities as required
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, psychology, or related field
At least one year of experience in the field of public health research, specifically:
Collecting, managing, and analyzing quantitative data
Writing reports, manuscripts, or other professional documents
Demonstrated research skills and productivity, in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis)
Working with academic investigators, researchers and community partners to produce specified deliverables
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
Highly organized, attentive to detail, and able to manage multiple complex projects
Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
Proficiency with Stata, SPSS and/or SAS
Experience with research data management
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience using Atlas.ti or a similar qualitative software package
Strong interest in health promotion strategies to reduce chronic diseases, including community-clinical linkages, workplace health promotion, cancer prevention and control projects, and/or programs addressing older adult physical and mental health
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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 Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.
Please note that as part of the Cover Letter Assessment you will be asked to submit a writing sample.
HPRC is committed to its core values of collaboration, innovation, and equity:
Collaboration: HPRC collaborates with partners in diverse communities and settings. Innovation: HPRC develops, tests, and disseminates innovative health promotion strategies. Equity: HPRC focuses on vulnerable populations to improve health and reduce disparities.
Our portfolio of projects facilitate and conduct community-based dissemination and implementation research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly for low-income and ethnic and cultural minority populations at risk of health inequities.
As part of the Cover Letter Assessment please submit a writing sample of 400 words or less. Please describe how your experiences or perspective on equity and diversity will inform your role as a Research Scientist and contribute to HPRC's commitment to fostering equity. You may wish to include your previous efforts to foster equity, how you have included diversity in your professional development, and your potential to contribute to positive relationships with research and community organizations serving diverse populations.
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.
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