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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Global Health Research Coordinator-UW/Central America
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
The Department of Global Health was formally launched in 2007 and is a joint endeavor of the UW School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. The Department was made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and additional support from the University of Washington and the state of Washington. Our goal as a Department is to address the causes of, and provide solutions for, disparities in health around the globe. The Department is uniquely positioned to take on this challenge. We have six centers and more than 140 faculty working in global health across 70 countries. We are not only located in an epicenter of global health but we are an epicenter for global health education. Since the Department's inception, our leaders have looked beyond the six schools of health science (medicine, public health, nursing, social work, pharmacy, and dentistry) to expand the scope of global health to all 17 schools and colleges at the University.
Research Coordinator Purpose: To provide technical support to reproductive and maternal health colleagues and assist in developing a strategic plan for research and programs in maternal/child/reproductive health in Latin America. Coordinate collaborative research efforts between the Department of Global Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington. Work with Mexican Institute of Public Health and Guatemalan colleagues in the implementation and evaluation of PRONTO2 (Programa de Rescate Obstétrico Neonatal: Tratamiento Optimo y Oportuna (Obstetric and Neonatal Simulation Training Program)) in southern Mexico, Guatemala, and other countries pending funding. Provide technical and writing support to develop a research protocol for a large-scale implementation project to validate PRONTO2 in Central America. This position requires excellent scientific writing and editing skills. Written and spoken Spanish language skills are essential.
Research Coordinator Duties:
Provide technical and writing support for the preparation of institutional review board applications, progress reports, grant applications, and program manuals in English and Spanish
Communicate with Mexican (National Institute of Public Health), Guatemalan and other international counterparts to assess and assure progress of PRONTO2 and other implementation projects.
Develop and support effective partnerships with local and international institutes and centers to enhance collaborate efforts in maternal/child/reproductive health in Latin America (ITECH, HAI, GAPPS)
Provide technical support for data management, data analysis and manuscript preparation
Assist with fiscal responsibilities and other activities required for multinational grant management
Assist with preparation of institutional review board applications, progress reports, manuscripts, manuals and grant applications in English and Spanish
Maintain and update PRONTO2 website
Assist as needed with coordination of training program activities, including scheduling seminars and advising international sites on program and university policies and procedures
Assist with other projects according to program needs and expansion
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on benefits for this position, click here. Requirements: Education/Experience Masters in Public Health AND two years experience managing international research projects and collaborating with international colleagues are required.
Skills Ability to work as a member of a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team. Highly motivated to participate in maintaining ongoing international research and initiating new research. Ability to negotiate and develop partnerships at all levels, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Excellent Spanish and English writing and editing skills are important as are interpersonal and communication skills.
Additional Experience Experience managing international research projects and collaborating with international colleagues. Experience with technical and grant writing. Experience working in Latin America. Familiarity with international maternal and neonatal health issues and program development.
Language Written and spoken English and Spanish. Desired:
Background in technical writing
Familiarity with UW administrative systems: FIN, PAS, SDB, HEPPS
Experience with administration of federal grants Condition of Employment: A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
Application Process: Part of the application process for this position includes two required assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process: a Cover Letter assessment, where you will have the opportunity to provide a cover letter for this specific position; and the Employment Eligibility Assessment. (If you have taken the Employment Eligibility Assessment already while applying to a job at the UW, you won't need to take it again). The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time. 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 the assessments are complete.