Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

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School of Dentistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 4.

The UW School of Dentistry shares the University’s overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the community. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an oral health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Our primary mission, through educational, research, and service programs, is to prepare students to be competent oral health care professionals. The School’s research programs contribute to the fundamental understanding of biologic processes and to the behavioral, biomedical, and clinical aspects of oral health. The service mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of the community and the region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient populations. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect where objectivity, imaginative inquiry, and the free exchange of ideas can flourish to facilitate personal development, professionalism, and a strong sense of self-worth.

The Department of Oral Health Sciences (OHS) brings together faculty from different ends of the dental and oral health research spectrum into a single department that has expertise ranging from the modern experimental life sciences through the public health and behavioral sciences.  OHS faculty teach in the pre-doctoral dental curriculum and offer the School of Dentistry’s only MS / PhD graduate degree program.  The graduate program also offers a DDS-PhD dual degree track as well as an MS degree track for dental hygienists.

The Research Scientist must be able to work independently and with little oversight on multiple aspects of large federally-funded research projects. The research scientist will be responsible for managing research staff and students; providing scientific expertise on all elements of research including project development, planning, coordination, and evaluation; managing budgets and timelines; assuring project compliance with funding agency, university regulatory offices, and local entities; managing IRB activities; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data; disseminating findings through manuscripts, reports, and conference presentations; contributing intellectual expertise to the development of new grants and projects; and providing mentorship to junior researchers and staff.


Grants & Study Oversight

• Collaborate with PI to carry out funded research grants.
• Collaborate with PI to develop new ideas for grant proposals. Draft proposals and prepare paperwork for new grant submissions
• Lead author, co-author and submit manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals
• Draft and submit progress reports and other research documents to funding and regulatory agencies

Analysis and Reporting

• Write and complete interim reports for PI, NIH, and IRB
• Develop presentations, posters, and manuscripts and conducting literature reviews
• Take the lead on writing and submitting manuscripts

Data Analysis, Abstraction and Management

• Perform data analysis and develop analysis tools; ensuring the quality control of data. Design databases to optimized data collection efficiency
• Responsible for editing and modifying data entry forms and managing complex data synthesis for managing and processing hard copy and electronic data collection materials
• Manage data coordination and collection activities and data security protocols across multiple study sites
• Organize training and calibration exercises prior to data collection
• Manage data and overseeing data repository
• Maintain quality assurance and integrity of quantitative and qualitative data

Operations Design, Documentation and Action

• Contribute to the design and implementation of studies. Develop and implement study protocols, manual of operations, quality assurance plan, and other research plans
• Oversee IRB documentation and reporting
• Develop and implement strategies and action plans to ensure protocol adherence
• Responsible for implementing and managing quality assurance and quality improvement plan and reports
• Oversight of study timeline goal posts for study completion
• Problem solve to improve mechanics of study procedures and intervention
• Track progress of studies, including recruitment of participants and follow up
• Prepare training materials for study staff, manual of operations and study protocols for federal agencies, and other study documents

Supervision and Participants

• Manage research coordinators and other research staff and volunteers
• Coordinate and oversee data collection at study visits from study participants
• Liaise with local study sites and maintain strong connections
o Coordinate weekly and monthly lab meetings


• Masters in public health, social sciences, health services research, or related fields and 4 to 5 years’ experience

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Scientific manuscripts published in high-impact factor journals-
• Grant writing experience
• Excellent logistic, coordination, scheduling, and organization skills
• Excellent verbal communication, and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative and qualitative data analytic skills
• Experience with federal grant writing and submission
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
• Proficiency in statistical software (SAS, Stata, R, SPSS)
• Highly motivated, personable self-starter who excels in taking the lead and in working independently

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.

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