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The Department of Oral Health Sciences (OHS) brings together faculty from different ends of the dental and oral health research spectrum into a single department that has expertise ranging from the modern experimental life sciences through the public health and behavioral sciences. OHS faculty teach in the pre-doctoral dental curriculum and offer the School of Dentistry’s only MS / PhD graduate degree program. The graduate program also offers a DDS-PhD dual degree track as well as an MS degree track for dental hygienists.
The Department of Oral Health Sciences is seeking a part-time Research Scientist (50%). The successful candidate will contribute scientific expertise, execute small and large scale duties related to study coordination, and disseminate findings from multiple NIH-funded and other research projects.
This position must be able to work independently and with little oversight on multiple aspects of large federally-funded research projects. The research scientist will be responsible for directly managing research staff and students; providing scientific expertise on all elements of research including project development, planning, coordination, and evaluation; managing budgets and timelines; assuring project compliance with funding agency, university regulatory offices, and local entities; managing IRB activities; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data; disseminating findings through manuscripts, reports, and conference presentations; contributing intellectual expertise to the development of new grants; and providing mentorship to junior researchers. The position will involve significant travel to the various study sites, including the ability to travel to and work from Alaska and other study locations.
Duties & Responsibilities Grants & Study Oversight
Collaborate with PI to develop new ideas for grant proposals. Draft proposals and prepare paperwork for new grant submissions
Co-author and submit manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
Draft and submit progress reports to funding and regulatory agencies
Analysis and Reporting
Write and complete interim reports for PI, NIH, and IRB
Develop presentations, posters, and manuscripts and conducting literature reviews
Take the lead on writing and submitting manuscripts
Data Analysis, Abstraction and Management
Perform data analysis and develop analysis tools; ensuring the quality control of data. Design databases to optimized data collection efficiency
Responsible for editing and modifying data entry forms and managing complex data synthesis for managing and processing hard copy and electronic data collection materials
Manage data coordination and collection activities and data security protocols across multiple study sites
Organize training and calibration exercises prior to data collection
Manage data and overseeing data repository
Maintain quality assurance and integrity of quantitative and qualitative data
Operations Design, Documentation and Action
Contribute to the design and implementation of the study. Develop and implement study protocol, manual of operations, and quality assurance plan
Oversee IRB documentation and reporting
Develop and implement strategies and action plans to ensure protocol adherence
Responsible for implementing and managing quality assurance and quality improvement plan and reports
Oversight of study timeline goal posts for study completion
Problem solve to improve mechanics of pilot intervention
Track progress of studies, including recruitment of participants and follow up
Prepare training materials for study staff, manual of operations and study protocols for federal agencies, and other study documents
Supervision and Participants
Manage research coordinators and other research staff and volunteers
Coordinate and oversee data collection at study visits from study participants
Liaise with local study sites and maintain strong connections
3 or more years of related experience in a scientist or equivalent role
BA in social sciences, health services research, public health, or related fields.
MA in social sciences, health services research, public health, or related fields
PhD degree in social sciences, health services research, public health, or related fields
Minimum of 8 years of experience in project evaluation, community-based research, research coordination, project coordination or equivalent experience
Experience with being lead author on scientific manuscripts published in high-impact factor journals
Excellent logistic, coordination, scheduling, and organization skills
Excellent verbal communication, and written communication skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative data analytic skills
Experience with federal grant writing and submission
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
Proficiency in statistical software (SAS, Stata, R, SPSS)
Highly motivated, personable self-starter who excels in taking the lead and in working independently
Identifies problems, work tasks, identifies next steps and completes tasks, derives solutions and recommendations
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Benefits As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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