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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. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
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. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.
The Gut Health and Child Survival Team has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist. We are a collaboration of clinicians, epidemiologists, and microbiologists, based both in Seattle and internationally, who share a common goal of preventing and treating the adverse effects of enteric and diarrheal disease. Our team currently leads multiple clinical trials and observational studies to better understand the unique host, pathogen, and environmental determinants of why some children fail to recover from common infections. Equipped with this information and appropriate interventions, we strive to ensure children survive and reach their developmental potential. This newly created Research Scientist position will be initially located at the Ninth & Jefferson Building on the Harborview Medical Center Campus and will move to the Population Health Building on the University of Washington campus in September 2020.
Study Implementation and Leadership (50%) •Designs and implements clinical trials and observational studies. •Implements the study implementation plan in all areas of study execution including timelines, deliverables and milestones. •Develops and finalizes protocols, CRFs, logs, SOPs and regulatory applications. •Conducts site visits to implement studies, conduct training, capacity building, monitor study quality control, and provide support for study implementation at multiple international sites. •Reviews and approves site visit reports, status monitor visits, ensure timely and appropriate follow-up of issues raised by Monitors. •Implements adverse event (AE) monitoring, regulatory reporting and resolution (and other safety and regulatory issues). •Maintains the study document version control system. •Leads the data safety and monitoring committees (DMSC) and scientific advisory boards (SAC) •Proactively identify, analyze and resolve study management or quality control issues. •Provides regular and timely updates and reports on site performance, changes in scope, schedules and resources. •Develops and implements system for supply ordering, tracking, shipping, including laboratory supplies. •Liaises with budget manager to update her/him on progress and tracking.
Data Analysis (20%) •Develops or modifies databases for collection and/or analysis of data •Proficiently uses statistical software to analyze quantitative data. •Analyzes and interprets results, in collaboration with the PI. •Develops findings into data reports and presentations. •Coordinate manuscript submissions across the network of study sites. •Provides guidance and training in collecting, coding, entering and analyzing data to staff at multiple international study sites.
Communication and Reporting (20%): •Leads regular communication between the funder and between the UW and multiple international study sites. •Represents the PI at external meetings and on study conference calls. •Prepares reports and presentations for funders and other external stakeholders. •Prepares all required reporting for clinical trial grants and contracts. •Assists with preparation of grant proposals.
Supervision and Mentorship (10%) •Mentors junior research staff, domestically and internationally. •Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: •Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field •8 years of experience in conducting and managing large scale international clinical trials or observational studies
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Proficiency in Stata or R •Ability to travel up to 30% •Project management skills with a proven track record of meeting milestones and timelines. •Self-motivated, resourceful with strong organizational skills and able to multi-task and work collaboratively in large, complex, multi-departmental, cross-functional teams effectively. •Diplomatic skills, excellent judgment, proven ability to communicate effectively and present site performance and contract research organization performance for internal review. •Demonstrated ability to think conceptually about clinical research questions •Experience leading and implementing operations research and/or clinical research in resource-limited settings. •Experience training and managing a study team and/or providing mentoring and supportive supervision. •Knowledgeable about research ethics and institutional review board requirements in US-based academic and international settings. •Demonstrated experience in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and data analysis necessary for operations research or program evaluation studies. •Experience with complex, multi-faceted projects. •Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner and enhance effective partnerships. •Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation skills and experience; proven track record of peer reviewed publication. •Proficiency with database development, data management, data quality, quality improvement/assurance.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: •Periodically available for phone calls/meetings in the early morning and late evenings to accommodate worldwide time differences (anticipate 2-4 per week) •Deadline-driven environment, occasionally requiring extended hours
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