University of Washington School of Public Health
Epidemiology Research Assistant - Synergy America, Inc
Closing Date: March 12, 2018
Posted: February 12, 2018
We are seeking an Epidemiology Research Assistant for a 1 year + contract position in Anchorage, Alaska. The individual will work with the Western States Division (WSD) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The position will focus on epidemiologic / statistical research activities focused on reducing fatal and nonfatal work-related injuries in high-risk industries.
The professional will provide epidemiologic research support services for the collection of work-related injury data, writing code to perform analyses of the collected data, and assistance with analyzing, interpreting, writing, and disseminating the results.
Duties to be performed:
- Complete CDC approved research ethics training;
- Research and understand the background and context for studies;
- Work collaboratively with NIOSH scientists and company representatives to identify relevant data items;
- Conduct data management activities using software such as MS Access, Excel, Stata, or SQL.
- Use Stata or SAS (Stata preferred) to conduct data analysis, including:
- Code non-numeric data using standard medical and occupational coding systems, or apply non-standard data-driven coding systems as appropriate;
- Data cleaning and quality control;
- Determine the burden and characteristics of occupational injury and illness in the study population using standard descriptive epidemiology methods;
- Identify modifiable hazards and circumstances associated with injury and illness reports and claims;
- Use statistical software, MS Excel, or other appropriate software to prepare tables and figures;
- Work collaboratively with NIOSH scientists and company representatives to interpret data analysis results;
- Identify and describe hazards associated with occupational injuries in industries in Alaska.
- Assist with the preparation of scientific presentations using MS PowerPoint.
- Contribute to scientific manuscripts describing the results of occupational injury research in Alaska.
- Identify and evaluate appropriate workplace intervention measures or technologies based upon study results
Required Skills / Experience:
The right individual must have a Master’s degree. A Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or an occupational safety and health related subject is preferred.
The person must have experience in data management and analysis. The individual must also be proficient in using MS Access for data management, and Stata or SAS (Stata preferred) for statistical analysis. They must have experience in word processing and presentation preparation. They must have demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail