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Job# 6002 - Research Assistant (University of Washington)
Part Time, 20 hours per week
Posted: January 30, 2013
Closes: February 15, 2013

Research Assistant position for Epidemiology or other Public Health student

Position Title:                   Research Assistant

Application Deadline:    February 15, 2013

Hours/Week:                   10 or 20 (to be discussed)

Start Date:                        ASAP or start of Spring Quarter

End Date:                           End of Spring Quarter

Supervisor:                        Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH

Application Procedure: Send Curriculum Vitae to Christy McKinney at chrismck@uw.edu.

Monthly Salary:Standard UW salary at URL: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/salaries/2012-13salaries.pdf

(If a studentʼs total RA/TA/SA FTE is 50% or more or s/he has a fellowship or an RA/TA/SA that pays partial tuition either directly or indirectly, Schedule 1 applies. If the studentʼs total RA/TA/SA FTE is less than 50% or s/he works less than 5 half-week pay periods per fiscal quarter, and s/he does not have any other tuition support, schedule 2 applies.)


Benefits:  GAIP Insurance and tuition except about $500/quarter if 20 hours per week and employed 5 out of 6 half-month pay periods/quarter. No benefits if less.

See http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/index.shtml.

Position Summary: The primary job duties of this individual will be to coordinate the transfer and analysis of data in Redcap into Stata (or SAS), to conduct data entry and data management activities (data cleaning, verification and variable creation), and to perform basic preliminary data analysis. The individual will work under the general direction of Dr. McKinney.

Specific Job Functions: In addition, this individual will help with the general coordination and running of the research projects, including completing and maintaining the IRB applications, conducting literature reviews, downloading and data management/cleaning and other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master or PhD student in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or other health-related field. 
  • Experience with STATA (preferred) or SAS statistical programming packages
  • Basic statistical skills and an understanding of basic epidemiologic study design and principles.
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication skills and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks, and independently manage workflow and identify next steps.

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Access Statement: The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, as a visitor or a student, contact the Epidemiology Department at 206-543-1065 or epiadmin@uw.edu or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.

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