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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Temporary Research Scientist/Engineer.
1. The position will involve working across multiple projects, each of which has complex longitudinal data. The exact structure of the data will differ across projects. The position will require the ability to manage and analyze datasets with varying structures.
2. The position will involve taking both a lead and supporting role in the preparation of publications in peer reviewed journals. As a lead author, the position will require crafting the research question, gathering information on past relevant research, and contributing to the authorship of all parts of journal articles. The position will also involve supporting other authors in an analyst capacity, with primary responsibilities devoted to preparing the methods and results sections of journal articles.
3. The position will involve presenting results of research at academic conferences. The position will require the ability to take varying approaches to analyzing data, including the use of multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and event history and survival analysis.
• Master’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology or related field •1 year work related experiences •Expertise with statistical software (SPSS, SAS, MPlus, STATA, HLM, R), expert quantitative methodology skills •Superior critical thinking skills •Up-to-date knowledge of research on the etiology of and/or preventive interventions for marijuana and alcohol misuse and other health risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults, experience with publication and dissemination of results
• Ph.D. in Sociology, Psychology, or related field • Track record of first-authored and co-authored papers related to alcohol and marijuana use and related behaviors • Independent grant writing skills.
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