University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 30, 2019
RESEARCH ANALYST Req #: 164143 Department: DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL HEALTH Job Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date: 01/25/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education Shift: First Shift 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The department is searching for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Analyst to support a newly funded research project, called ‘Strengthening Economic Evaluation of Multisectoral Strategies for Nutrition (SEEMS-Nutrition)’. This research project aims to improve evidence for decision makers for scaling up integrated solutions to enhance and sustain nutritious food systems in a rapidly evolving environment. The specific goal of this research is to improve the methodological approach for economic evaluation of multisectoral strategies, nutrition sensitive value chains and integrated agriculture, health and nutrition interventions to improve economic, nutrition and health well being.

The Research Analyst will be involved in supporting all aspects of the project. They will:
• Provide support to finalize the economic evaluation framework through synthesis of newly available studies to improve economic evaluation of multisectoral nutrition strategies.
• Help support the development of guidance and method documents (including data collection tools).
• Support protocol development for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Helen Keller International.
• Support data entry and organization for IFPRI.
• Perform data analysis.
• Assist Project Director with other project related tasks as needed.

• Master’s degree in public health, health economics, economics, or a public policy related field with strong economic skills.
• 2 years of experience in developing data collection tools and guidelines for facility-based surveys, focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews.
• Skill in protocol development, for collecting primary data low resources settings.
• Data entry and analysis experience using Excel and other statistical software packages, such as Stata, SPSS, or other software packages.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including facility with presentation tools such as PowerPoint and experience with social media.
• Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize among work demands, and deliver impeccable quality products.
• Individual initiative and ability to work in a small team environment, accepting flexibility in work assignments.
• Travel may be required, in the middle stages of the project.

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

• Knowledge of health economic evaluation.
• Excellent skills in graphic and presentational design and software.
• High proficiency in Excel.

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

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