RA/GSA Position in the School of Public Health’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)

Application deadline:   July 17, 2015

The School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Graduate Staff Assistant/Research Assistant. 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’s 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 Research Assistant will be hired to work on injury and violence prevention and emergency preparedness activities under the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) grant. This grant involves the development and evaluation of trainings, including the development of emergency preparedness-related modules and other training and evaluation related activities for state, local, and tribal public health departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The RA will assist in the project management and other project related activities of the PERLC training and evaluation activities including:

  • Provide project management of projects
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Track outcomes and maintain ongoing evaluation projects as needed
  • Work with evaluation team to conduct data collection and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Update and maintain databases
  • Manage data coding and preparation, and track outcomes
  • Analyze data and write reports

    To the extent that the workload and schedule permit, the RA may also participate in other related activities of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.

Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.

  • Background in epidemiology, public health, information science, emergency preparedness, maternal and child health, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of social science research methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Computer-proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, SAS, SPSS and online collaboration tools such as Oracle calendar and online databases
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.


Candidates are hired through graduate appointments; applicants must therefore be enrolled at the UW and be in good standing with ten credits or more of graduate coursework during autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Applicants must also be able to work 20 hours from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

Department of Health Services students are paid according to the Regular Salary Schedules: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/2014-15salaries.pdf

For details about Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP), visit: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/benefits/insure/gaip/

This job classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit: UW/UAW Contract Preamble.

Applicants must complete an RA application form, provided at:  http://depts.washington.edu/hserv/jobs#Applying

Application Timeline:
Application review begins immediately.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Notification Deadline: 07/31/2015
Acceptance Deadline: One week after receiving an offer letter.

For complete information and application procedures, see UW Hires, Req. # 122357