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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3 (50% FTE) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 201899


Posting Date: 01/14/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The University of Washington's Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is considered to be among the top five Divisions of General Internal Medicine in the nation. General Internal Medicine, established in 1985, has rapidly grown to be the largest Division in the UW Department of Medicine. The Division has a workforce of approximately 400, including nearly 300 faculty members who are known for their outstanding research, teaching and patient care. The Division conducts its activities at the UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), with research sites located at multiple sites across Seattle. The Division of General Internal Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Scientist/Engineer 3. The Department of Medicine, Division of GIM, has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3. This position will serve as a data preparer and analyst addressing substantively important questions on Alzheimer’s disease and the aging brain in aging bodies in several studies currently underway with Paul Crane and his lab. This position will include constructing and documenting data sets from multiple sources, using systematic and thorough documentation in Stata, and conducting statistical analyses needed to prepare tables and reports. This position provides a great opportunity to learn from experienced team members and can be expanded depending on experience. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Integrate data from large prospective cohort studies with complex data structures, including genetic, clinical, study questionnaire, laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, and neuropathology data from multiple institutions. • Communicate closely with research study personnel at the parent institutions and internally regarding changes and updates within each project. • Lead the processing, documentation, storage, and retrieval of data for the Crane lab, using systematic and thorough documentation in Stata. • Perform quality controls. • Create relevant variables for use by study investigators. • Prepare reports and tables. REQUIREMENTS: BA in Public Health, Statistics, or other quantitative field plus a minimum of 3 years related experience. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL: • Proficiency in combining multiple sources of longitudinal data into a dataset. • The diplomacy needed for local, national, and international collaboration, the tenacity to see projects completed, and the positivity to be a supportive and effective team member. • The ability to manage dozens of data sources at the same time, always meeting key deadlines. • Meticulous attention to detail. • Organization and documentation habits such that research is easily reproducible. • Effective written and oral communication with statisticians and non-statisticians DESIRED: • Data manipulation and documentation using Stata in particular. • Statistical modeling. • Graphics skills in R or other programs. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. 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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.