Positions available in research, data analysis, project coordination

Positions available in research, data analysis, project coordination

By: HIPRC Date: August 26th, 2019
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Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center has opened several full-time research opportunities, three regarding firearm injury research and one in a traumatic brain injury program.

HIPRC’s Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program is seeking applicants for a research scientist position, a research consultant position, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship.


Research Scientist

The Research Scientist (Req #170186) will develop research proposals, lead firearms research projects, provide advanced methodological study design and data analysis expertise, write manuscripts, and supervise graduate students and more junior staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in quantitative health or social sciences, or related field.

Type and Years of Experience: Minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in writing grant proposals and scientific papers, study design conceptualization, conduct of research and research data management and analysis, preferably in firearm violence research or other injury research.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral research degree (e.g., Sc.D.) highly desired (in quantitative health, social sciences, or related field).

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to draft and edit scientific publications.
  • Expertise in research study design conceptualization and development.
  • Solid understanding of empirical research including quantitative and qualitative analytical research skills.
  • Ability to think flexibly about the use of analytic methods and demonstrated openness to working on research projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide inferential statistics by applying advanced analytic skills to a variety of research projects.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate on mentored, applied research on firearm injury and policy. We are seeking individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) and have made a long-term commitment to firearm violence research as their primary career research focus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have completed a doctoral degree in a related field.
  • Must be able to commit full-time professional effort.
  • We encourage applications from a variety of medical, public health, public policy, and other academic fields.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Content knowledge or interest in firearm violence and injury research.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive, upbeat, and flexible in approach to work in a fast-paced environment; willing to cope with and embrace change.
  • Comfortable with juggling demands of a busy, frequently changing plan of work in a professional manner, while exhibiting sound judgment about priorities and work scope.
  • Commitment to the mission of HIPRC.

Research Consultant/Data Analyst

The Research Consultant/Data Analyst (Req #170840) will review, analyze, and conduct advanced data analysis for research projects on firearm injuries and policies and provide methodological expertise on study design and data collection.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: B.A. in math, statistics, quantitative health or social sciences, or other relevant field

Type and Years of Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in study design, and research data management and analysis; preferably in firearm violence or other injury control research.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree highly desired in epidemiology or other relevant quantitative field
  • 4 or more years experience in research data analysis
  • Expertise in deterministic and probabilistic linkages of large databases.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Solid understanding of empirical research including quantitative and qualitative analytical research skills.
  • Ability to think flexibly about the use of analytic methods and demonstrated openness to working on research projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide inferential statistics by applying advanced analytic skills to a variety of research projects.
  • Proficiency with relational database, data linkage, and statistical software including one (and preferably several) of following packages: REDCap, SQL, LinkPlus, LinkKing, LinkSolv, Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, NVivo, and Atlas.ti.

HIPRC’s Return to Learn program, which supports school implementation of a program supporting students returning after a concussion diagnosis, is seeking a research coordinator.

Research Coordinator

The Research Coordinator (Req #170939) will independently manage the day to day research study, including internal and external communications, data management, recruiting participant schools, tracking school participation, and scheduling team meetings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, health sciences or related field

Type and Years of Experience: One to two years’ experience in public health, medicine, research or equivalent education and/or experience

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlines
  • Able to communicate in articulate, clear and effective manner both verbally and in writing
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Must be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaborators
  • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

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