UW faculty and staff enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, which is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine, has the following open positions:
- Education: BA in health sciences, business, public policy or similar
- Experience: 4-5 Years’ (with minimum of 4 years) progressive experience working in academic or research environment or combination of education and experience.
The individual in this position manages the operations and office management activities of HIPRC. This position is multi-faceted, fast-paced with a high volume of programmatic work. The individual in this position must be a self-starter, expert time manager and comfortable with a myriad of different projects and operational tasks. This position requires the incumbent to have a strong understanding of research, policy, and procedures for research endeavors at the UW, training and outreach endeavors, including grants, and the knowledge to ensure full deployment and compliance of all the programs offered through HIPRC. The individual in this position must be able to act independently and prioritize with ease and accuracy. Day-to-day operations are not specifically assigned, and most tasks are completed relatively independently. It is essential that this individual not allow any of the operations of the program to fall from view. Additionally, this individual must be dedicated to superior service to customers, both inside and outside the University, and must have the full confidence and trust of the HIPRC Faculty Director and other faculty in his/her role as the management representative to all its constituents.
The major aspects of this position fall into the following categories:
- Administrative & Human Resource Operations (50%)
- Financial Planning and Oversight (20%)
- Research Management (10%)
- Oversight of Education, Training and Outreach (10%)
- Communications (10%)
You may apply for this position through the University of Washington Human Resources Website. The Req # for this position is 173926.
Research Scientist (Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program)
- Education: Master’s degree in quantitative health or social sciences, or related field.
- Experience: Minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in writing grant proposals and scientific papers, study design conceptualization, conduct of research and research data management and analysis, preferably in firearm violence research or other injury research.
HIPRC seeks a Research Scientist to work with the recently established Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) developing, conducting and implementing research on the topic of firearm violence and injury prevention and control. Issues to be considered include:
- Interventions to improve safe storage of firearms;
- Interventions to prevent firearm injury and crime recidivism;
- Observational studies on the relationship of firearm ownership and risk of death due to homicide or suicide;
- Identifying risk factors for firearm injury/death among children, adolescents, adults, the mentally ill, and individuals with dementia;
- The effect of laws and public policy changes on firearm injuries and deaths.
Investigators will be actively involved in examining causes and consequences of firearm violence and injury, and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of public policy for firearm violence and injury prevention. The person in this position has responsibility for the following areas:
- Development of research proposals,
- Leading and managing firearms research projects;
- Providing expertise for advanced methodologic study design and data collection for research projects;
- Providing data management and advanced data analysis for research projects;
- Supervising implementation and maintenance of information infrastructure in support of research projects;
- Substantial contributions to creation of sophisticated and inter-related instruments and surveys for firearms research purposes;
- Drafting project reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Supervision of graduate students and more junior staff in various portions of research.
You may apply for this position through the University of Washington Human Resources Website. The Req # for this position is 170186.
Public Information Specialist
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, public health or related discipline
- Experience: Minimum 3 years in communications positions of increasing scope, complexity and diversity of responsibility.
The Public Information Specialist (PIS) is responsible for day-to-day management and production of communications activities for HIPRC. This full-time position provides communications, public relations, marketing, and visual design resources to support the research, outreach and educational mission of HIPRC. This position works collaboratively with medical, scientific, public health, and communications professionals to develop accurate and engaging content designed to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries around the world, promote health equity, and to support the strategic goals of HIPRC activities through a variety of communication channels.
This position reports to the Program Manager with matrix relationship to HIPRC Director. The duties of this position fall into three areas:
1) Development of Communication Message and Products = 60%;
2) Project Management = 20%;
3) Strategic Planning = 20%.
You may apply for this position through the University of Washington Human Resources Website. The Req # for this position is 172432.
Research Consultant – Mixed Methods (50% FTE)
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, health sciences, statistical analysis or related field
- Experience: 2 years’ experience in study design, research data management and data analysis
This part-time (50% FTE) position will manage qualitative and quantitative data analysis needs for research studies at HIPRC. This position will work directly with faculty investigators, post-doctoral fellows and scientific collaborators to achieve the research study aims. This position provides high- level professional research and advanced data analysis support under the direct supervision of the program manager with a strongly matrixed relationship to the associate director of research methods. This Research Consultant is primarily responsible for:
- Reviewing, analyzing and conducting advanced qualitative and quantitative data analysis for research projects = 60%
- Provide methodologic expertise on study design and data collection for research grant proposals and other research projects = 30%
- Provide quality control on data collection methods, implementation = 10%
You may apply for this position through the University of Washington Human Resources Website. The Req # for this position is 173682.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program)
The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate on mentored, applied research on firearm injury and policy. We are seeking individuals who have completed a doctoral degree program (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) and have made a long-term commitment to firearm violence research as their primary career research focus.
- Must have completed a doctoral degree in a related field.
- Must be able to commit full-time professional effort.
- We encourage applications from a variety of medical, public health, public policy, and other academic fields.
- Content knowledge or interest in firearm violence and injury research.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Positive, upbeat, and flexible in approach to work in a fast-paced environment; willing to cope with and embrace change.
- Comfortable with juggling demands of a busy, frequently changing plan of work in a professional manner, while exhibiting sound judgment about priorities and work scope.
- Commitment to the mission of HIPRC.
For more details and application instructions, visit the full job posting.