Graduate Student Research Assistant

Deadline: May 8, 2012, 5:00 pm (PDT)

Department of Health Services 
Graduate Student Research Assistant Position Announcement 

Position Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant (50% FTE)
Supervising Faculty:  Hendrika Meischke
Location:  NWCPHP, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400
Hours per Week:  20    (50% FTE)
Employment Period:   ASAP to 09-15-2012
Position Description:  The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) promotes excellence in public health by linking academia and the practice community. As part of the University of Washington School of Public Health, NWCPHP provides training, research, and evaluation for state, local, and tribal public health in six Pacific Northwest states—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.  The individual in this position will support the work of the investigators and research team of the University of Washington’s CDC-funded Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (NWPERRC).

Duties and Responsibilities: This individual will provide intermediate-level statistical analysis and will collaborate closely to help coordinate the statistical needs of the research studies under the supervision of NWPERRC Principal Investigators and project Biostatistician.

This individual will be responsible for providing intermediate-level statistical analysis, including the following:
•  Dataset preparation such as cleaning and coding
•  Create datasets and perform appropriate analytic procedures using a variety of statistical software, including STATA, SPSS and/or R
•  Combine multiple disparate raw databases and derive analysis variables accurately
•  Generation of descriptive and test statistics and modeling results
•  Documentation of statistical analysis plans, codebooks, analyses, summaries and results
•  Collaborate effectively with statistical and non-statistical colleagues and team members
•  Ensure the consistent, timely delivery of data analysis-related project deliverables
•  Identify potential data problems from analytic queries and bring them to the attention of the team
•  Participate in project team meetings as needed
•  Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum Education Required:  Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or other relevant area; Preferred candidates will have a background or interest in public health.   Ideal position for a doctoral student interested in communications and, specifically, emergency preparedness communications.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required:  At least 2 years experience providing statistical analyses on a research project; familiarity with STATA, SPSS or R; flexibility, organization skills and self-motivation; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with an interdisciplinary group; ability to complete project-specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.

To Apply: Go to URL http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/jobs#Applying and follow the instructions.  Email application materials to Janell Blackmer jla@uw.edu. Please include the position posting 5385 in your email subject line.

Questions about the position may be directed to Janell Blackmer  jla@uw.edu   or 206.616-9415

Deadline: Submit your application materials by May 8, 2012, 5:00 p.m. PDT

Acceptance: If offered the position the candidate must accept within one week.
Notification: Those candidates not hired will be notified via email.

Janell Blackmer | Center Operations Manager
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 400 | Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.616.9414 | Fax: 206.616.9415 | Campus Box: 354809
www.nwcphp.org 
Promoting excellence in public health practice

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