The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Family Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 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. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week (100% FTE).This position will support the department's research efforts in several areas. It will primarily involve implementing and supporting a team-based opioid management intervention in clinical practices. This will include organizing and conducting elements of the research program, such as organizing research team activities and meetings, collaborating on study methods development, collecting primary data, assembling data for analysis, analyzing quantitative and qualitative research data, interpreting findings, and assisting in the preparation of presentations, reports and manuscripts that describe research findings. It could also include coaching practices to implement an evidence-based opioid management approach, and developing materials to support the practices in the program.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, under supervision by a variety of researchers and project staff on assigned projects. The Research Scientist's direct supervisor will be Dr. Laura-Mae Baldwin, Professor, Department of Family Medicine.RESPONSIBILITIES:The Research Scientist's responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:Conduct of research and implementation/dissemination projects, which will include but is not limited to organizing research and program team meetings, implementing interventions, maintaining research and project documents, files, and materials, serving as a liaison and maintaining communications between regional practices and academic project teams, helping to organize site visits, interviews, and focus groups, and documenting and supporting research project plans and timelines to assure project milestones and deliverables are met Development of materials to support practices in implementing evidence-based interventions Recruitment of sites and practices to projects All other activities Collaborating with teams to design research projects collaboratively or independently, as expertise allows;Assembling, cleaning, managing, and analyzing data using conventions established by the Research Section; 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, reports, 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 appropriate solutions;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.REQUIREMENTS:Master's degree in public health;At least 3 years of experience developing and conducting health-related research;ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently;Excellent English writing skills;Experience working in primary care or health services research;Excellent time management and organizational skills;Proficiency in standard office word processing, graphics and spreadsheet software;Interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty investigators, research scientists, research staff, and community-based partners;Proficiency in use of analytic software such as SAS, SPSS, and/or STATA, and NVivo, Dedoose, or ATLAS-ti;Willingness and ability to travel regionally;Proficiency with REDCap databases,DESIRED:Demonstrated experience with qualitative interviewing.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.? 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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
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