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Research Consultant - Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12340
Posted: March 1, 2018

UW’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Rsearch Center seeks a full-time research consultant to support a project to develop guidelines for prevention and treatment of concussion in youth athletes.   The position will conduct a literature review and critical assessment of the quality of the studies on concussion treatment, develop data collection tools, coordinate data collection activities, conduct data analysis, and prepare reports of findings to inform development of evidence-based prevention and treatment guidelines.  The position requires critical analytical skills, knowledge of research design and methods, and strong collaboration and communication skills to coordinate data collection from multiple sources.  This position reports directly to the project PI.  The project is based at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center on the Harborview Medical Center campus.


  • Research 50%
    • Perform a comprehensive literature search and develop command of the intellectual material and key concepts regarding concussion treatment
    • Critically assess research methods, study design and quality of the study and data
    • Prepare a written report detailing the critical assessment of published research studies, and provide recommendations taking into account principles of evidence-based medicine and accepted standards of care
    • Design study protocols and data collection tools for quantitative and qualitative data
    • Use advanced statistical software packages to assist with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
    • Draft and edit manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Project management 50%
    • Supervise and facilitate quantitative and qualitative data collection from multiple sources
    • Implement tracking system for collecting and maintaining data collection
    • Create and implement smooth and efficient processes for maintaining study protocols, meeting reports, presentations and other materials as needed.
    • Responsible for planning and coordinating regularly scheduled virtual and in-person research meetings for project participants, including planning and drafting agendas, managing logistical details, and identifying and tracking action items
    • Manage the organization and logistical planning for two in-person meetings for large group of project sponsors and participants from across the country
    • Assure attainment of specific project goals in accordance with project timelines to develop new recommendations to improve the standard of care and patient outcomes for athletes with concussion
    • Serve as primary liaison with collaborators and project participants via telephone and email
    • Disseminate information and periodic project updates to project sponsors and participants on a regular basis
    • Exhibit professional communication skills in all interactions and maintain effective communication with project team and participants throughout project
    • Coordinate and present project updates at regular team meetings
    • Meet weekly with project PI to review project progress and plan next steps
    • Perform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position




 Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field, AND two years of appropriate experience in academic research OR equivalent education/experience
  • Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently, while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlines 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and relationship management skills are critical
  • Must be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaborators
  • Proficient with advanced software packages for data analysis (e.g., STATA, SAAS, R)
  • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field
  • Work experience in an academic healthcare and/or research environment
  • Work experience and/or academic training in injury research
  • Work experience on research project regarding traumatic brain injury and/or concussion

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