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 enjoy 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 Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.This position will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) that is based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. The Global WACh Gut Health and Child Survival group has an outstanding opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Data Quality Officer to work on the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN). CHAIN works globally to understand the causes of adverse outcomes during childhood illness. Results from this research will help stratify risks and identify modifiable risk factors that may be targeted for interventions to effectively manage these children. The project's primary coordination center is in Nairobi, Kenya, with a secondary coordination center in Seattle. The Data Quality Officer will be based in Seattle, but will travel to Nairobi and other CHAIN sites.RESPONSIBILITIES:Data Quality Leadership
Communicate effectively with the CHAIN data team in Nairobi and site-based Data Managers to ensure relevant queries are addressed in order to ensure consistent data cleaning in line with best practice
Support site-based Data Managers remotely as needed to address data queries and resolve any inconsistencies
Track and document recurring issues in data collection or cleaning; advise on updates to data collection tools, Standard Operating Procedures and training materials to prevent recurrence of documented issues
Present progress updates in weekly data team meetings and provide written summaries as needed Data quality monitoring and assurance
Design and implement data quality control measures, including overseeing monthly reporting for site deliverables.
Assist in the development of data quality assurance procedures for CHAIN data collection activities, including drafting code for data queries.
Work directly with study sites to implement data quality control measures, including frequent phone calls outside of normal work hours and travel to sites.
Monitor incoming study data; run quality assurance code and generate queries in a timely and consistent manner to meet project timelines
Review query responses and error resolution forms submitted by site Data Managers; write and run cleaning code when queries are resolved; maintain audit trail for data cleaning
Work directly with data teams at each study site to improve data quality, including developing and implementing data quality trainings.
Work with the CHAIN team to ensure strict adherence to the respective trial site protocols, standard operating procedures, and case reporting forms to ensure collection of high quality and accurate data
Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and data quality. Other activities
Work closely with CHAIN investigators and operations team to understand project goals
Participate in weekly meetings and present updates on request
Serve as a resource to other Gut Health and Child Survival projects on data quality REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or related field, and three years of work experience in data management or analysis. Or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Requirements:
Proficient Stata or R programmer
Strong quantitative analysis skills
Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data
Excellent writing and communication skills
Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability in effective cross-cultural communication
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Highly organized and attentive to detail
Experience or interest in nutrition and/or child survival
Ability to travel internationally up to 40% of the time.DESIRED EXPERIENCE
Skills, knowledge and experience working in epidemiology
Skills, knowledge and experience working on research projects involving lab testingCONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:Primary work location will be at the Ninth and Jefferson Building on Harborview's campus. This position will require participation in regular phone calls outside of normal work hours to accommodate various time zones. This position operates in a deadline-driven environment and may occasionally require extended hours. Will require international travel 30-40% of the time.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. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
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