CEER Program and Research Assistant Work Study Position - UW Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER)


Part-time position, 19 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 17845

POSTED: September 13, 2021


Job Title: CEER Program and Research Assistant
Department: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Location: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Remote: No
Pay Rate: 16.69 - 17.69 / hour
Employment Period: Academic year
Hours Per Week: Up to 19 hours per week
Contact Supervisor: Nicole Errett
Phone Number: 2068971555
Email Address: nerrett@uw.edu
Website: https://deohs.washington.edu/CEER
Box Number: Box 354695

The University of Washington Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER) works to build community resilience to disasters and climate change. We bring together researchers, scholars, practitioners, policymakers and community-based organizations to create and evaluate evidence-based health policies and practices that reduce health risks related to our changing climate and disaster events, including earthquakes, hurricanes and wildfires. CEER is part of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences.

This position will work with and assist CEER staff, graduate students and faculty in the administration and dayto- day operations of the lab and projects they manage. Duties include: assist with monitoring program email accounts; provide administrative support; maintain and update program websites and social media accounts; support meetings and events including making room reservations, developing agendas and coordinating meeting logistics, ordering food, sending calendar invites and reminders, and taking and distributing meeting notes; and assist with research projects, including literature reviews, data entry, data analysis, drafting and editing manuscripts, formatting references, and other administrative tasks as needed.

Student will gain project management, communications and research skills in a lab with diverse projects and teams. They will expand their skill sets using different software packages common in research settings, including Word, Excel, RedCap and NVivo. They will gain experience engaging with different stakeholders, as well as knowledge about public health, disasters and climate change.


Proficient in use of MS Office applications, strong proofreading, editing, and writing skills desirable. Hours are flexible and may include a combination of both telework and onsite during regular business hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, and very occasional evening events and meetings. Must demonstrate the ability to ensure accuracy and follow projects, tasks, and assignments through to completion. Familiarity with website design and social media communications and/or willingness to learn. Prior research experience and/or project management experience is desirable. Good time management skills and ability to manage and prioritize several projects with competing deadlines. Dependability and ability to work independently are critical.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter (each document should be no longer than one page in length) to Dr. Nicole Errett (nerrett@uw.edu).

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