Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI) within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 300 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 Research Consultant.
The purpose of this position is to provide consultation, data management, analytical, and writing support to researchers in the Division of Population Health as a member of the Division of Population Health Analytics Team (P-HAT).
This position involves data management of large clinical trials (e.g., NIH/PCORI), completing CONSORT diagrams, generating weekly recruitment reports, coordinating meetings with research teams, data monitoring, submitting data reports to funders, DSMB, and the National Data Archive, developing methods and analyzing data from clinical trials and other research projects, providing consultation and research support to investigators, and writing methods and results sections for conference presentations, grant applications, and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
This position is the cornerstone of the Population Health Analytics Team (P-HAT). This position provides data analytic support to various research teams in the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Population Health. The data analyst currently supports a large ($5m) PCORI-funded trials, a large NIMH funded trial ($10m) and a large NIMH Center ($5.5m), as well as a number of smaller federally funded trials (e.g., R01s, R34s). The data analyst’s contribution to the Department’s research mission is substantial. For ongoing trials, the data analyst provides information about recruitment milestones, missing data, adverse events, and other metrics required by the funder and the Data Safety Monitoring Boards, thus maintaining compliance and continued funding. For trials in the data analysis phase, the data analyst’s role is to clean the data, score the scales and conduct statistical analyses to test hypotheses, leading to high impact publications in the scientific literature. These publications lead to a competitive advantage in terms of successful submissions of future grant applications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Data management, cleaning, coding, and statistical analysis of multiple large funded clinical trials (PIs: Fortney, Blanchard, Arean, Raue, Bhat, Cerimele). Creates datasets for national repositories. Provides informal supervision to junior data analysts and peer consultants.(70% of time)
Runs research meetings with PIs and research teams, which includes PI consultation, clarification of research question and methods, designing analytical plans, and interpreting and communicating findings (15%)
Writing methods and results sections (minimum) for conference abstracts, presentations, and peer-reviewed manuscripts (15%)
Data monitoring, cleaning, and management, conducting complex statistical analyses, submitting data reports, creating and submitting data to national repositories, providing consultation to investigators, and writing of methods and results sections
Supervision of junior data analysts, research assistants, and RC-8s on analyses for peer-reviewed manuscripts, which includes assigning, evaluating, and monitoring their work.
Master's degree in Biostatistics
Two years work related experiences
Experience with data management and analyses, proficiency in SAS, R, and/or Mplus, scientific communication skills (writing and speaking), interpersonal and organizational skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with NIH data reporting, experience with DSMB reporting, experience with creating CONSORT diagrams, expertise in SAS/R, experience submitting NIH/PCORI grant applications, authorship on peer-reviewed publications
Application Process: The application process 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.