University of Washington School of Public Health
Senior Research Associate - Center for Evidence-based Policy
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: October 3, 2018
|Functions/Duties of Position|
This position’s primary function is to produce relevant, timely, and actionable evidence synthesis products most often in the area of health services and technologies. Successful candidates will have varied expertise in systematic review methodology, which may include topic identification; selected and comprehensive approaches to literature searches; evidence grading and synthesis activities; and contributing to writing and presentation of evidence synthesis products. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting evidence synthesis on pharmacy-related topics, meta-analysis, and other data analysis. Experience presenting in formats tailored to different audiences is desirable. The Research Associate will work on a variety of projects at the Center.
Independently designs and carries out evidence synthesis methods and conducts searches according to established criteria. Obtains, synthesizes, and maintains (in a range of formats) information from a variety of sources including research publications, multiple databases, web sources, and policy sources.
Independently prepares reports and presentations of research, policy, and other types of reports according to established formats and standards, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations. Creates and manages references in a reference software program.
Requires little to no support from the Research Manager and Research Directors in tracking the progress of products, anticipating next steps, and gathering required information from internal and external contacts to produce high-quality, timely products. Follows research timelines, producing timely research deliverables.
Serves as an initial reviewer of selected reports and reviews research methods documents as directed by the Research Directors.
Communication and Dissemination: Develops and maintains effective relationships with Center clients, internal and external evidence resources, and a wide variety of state and federal governmental organizations and community groups.
Makes substantial contributions to request for proposal submissions for relevant projects.
Member of Center team: Contributes to the ongoing Center development and various project deliverables via participation in selected project teams and staff meetings. Contributes to development of research and report methodology.
Conducts meta-analysis and statistical analyses for various projects, as needed.