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The Department of Family Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent programs in clinical care, teaching, and research. We are interested in candidates who are committed to developing and supporting diversity and inclusion in the work and learning environment.
The Department of Family Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST 3 to support its expanding research efforts. This position is housed in the Department of Family Medicine's Research Section, which includes several centers, including a Rural Health Research Center, a Center for Health Workforce Studies, the Primary Care Innovation Lab (PCI Lab) and the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network. The FTE for the position may range from 50% to 100% FTE depending on funding.
This position will collaborate in designing research studies, conduct pilot research projects, collect primary data, assemble secondary data for analysis, analyze quantitative and qualitative research data, and interpret findings. This position will be responsible for preparing, in collaboration with other
scientists and faculty, grant proposals as well as presentations, reports and manuscripts that describe research findings.
The Research Scientist will work in a collegial and collaborative environment with staff and faculty from the UW Family Medicine Research Section and other groups within the Department of Family Medicine, requiring excellent communication and collaboration skills.
This individual must have proven ability to work independently and in collaboration and supervision by a variety of researchers and project staff on assigned projects. The Research Scientist's direct supervisor will be Dr. Matthew Thompson, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Family Medicine.
This position will have three main roles. First will be to assist Dr. Thompson and Dr. Frogner in research involving the PCI Lab. This work includes working with various technology companies on research and implementation studies around technology adoption in primary care settings. This work may include, but
will not be limited to, conducting literature reviews, collecting primary and secondary data, synthesizing and analyzing data, and supporting report and proposal writing, depending on funder. Second, will be to work with Dr. Fitzpatrick and Dr. Thompson on research related to an mHealth study being conducted in SE Asia which involves the study of mobile phones to improve care of patients with Diabetes. Thirdly, the position will support other research studies in the Department of Family Medicine, as directed by the immediate supervisor, with a focus on seeking new funding through applications to funders relevant to the Department's research.
The Research Scientist's responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Collaborating with teams to design research projects collaboratively or independently, as expertise allows;
Being responsible for some or all of the operations of programs, from development to implementation and evaluation;
Contributing to the design of research projects;
Assembling, cleaning and managing analytic datasets using conventions established by the Research Section;
Identifying appropriate methods and conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of research data;
Developing presentations and preparing parts or all (depending on the composition of the research team) of reports and manuscripts describing research findings;
Presenting portions or all of research findings to internal and external audiences;
Conducting literature reviews and synthesis of information for manuscripts and grants;
Developing IRB applications;
Contributing substantially to determining project goals and objectives;
Identifying problems and technical issues that affect project goals and timelines and identifying
Preparing and obtaining appropriate reviews of project reports/briefs and publications;
Monitoring progress toward accomplishing project and related departmental goals;
Providing ideas to improve organizational efficiency at group and department levels;
Soliciting input from internal and external research colleagues on study design and interpretation of study findings;
Seeking to identify and develop new funding sources, and
Contributing to positive co-worker/customer/investigator relationships through efficient interaction on current grants/projects.
| Master's degree in public health; |
At least 3 years of experience developing and conducting health-related research, including data
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently;
Excellent English writing skills;
Experience working in primary care or health services research for significant periods of time in
low income countries
Experience with mHealth research studies
Experience internationalizing clinical trials
Excellent time management skills;
Proficiency in standard office word processing, graphics and spreadsheet software; and
interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty
investigators, research scientists, and research staff.
Proficiency in use of analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, and/or STATA
Proficiency with REDCAP databases,
| Demonstrated experience with both technical scientific writing and preparing concise summaries of research findings for lay audiences. |
Experience with the Institutional Review Board human subjects review process.
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