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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 30, 2019
Req #: 170232
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/30/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the UW School of Public Health, is seeking a full-time entry level data analyst (Research Consultant) for PATHWAYS, an NIH-funded longitudinal study of prenatal and early-life exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors and associations with child health and development. The Research Consultant will be a staff scientist in the PATHWAYS Data Center, based at the University of Washington, Seattle. Data Center scientists work closely with PATHWAYS investigators at various institutions, including Seattle Children’s Research Institute, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and others.  PATHWAYS is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) consortium (

The ECHO PATHWAYS study is a complex epidemiological project involving five Co-Principal Investigators at four separate institutions, three distinct epidemiological cohorts which are following more than 3000 mother-child dyads, ten subcontracts, six geographical locations for sample collection, and a dual mission of achieving study-specific objectives and working with NIH and investigators around the country to shape and implement a national ECHO study protocol. The researcher will be expected to carry out high quality, accurate work in a multi-faceted research environment where command of quantitative details is essential. The ideal candidate will be organized, flexible, and self-motivated with a desire to learn, good communication skills, and the ability to work and thrive in a diverse, interdisciplinary academic research environment. Working under the direct supervision of a senior level scientist,  the Research Consultant will perform the following duties:

• Coordinate transfer of data from University of Washington to the central NIH repository. This task will involve organizing, compiling, documenting, transmitting, and tracking multiple large datasets.

• Communicate with ECHO PATHWAYS scientists, as needed, to get guidance on data harmonization.

• Conduct data quality assurance procedures on data sets generated by other data analysts to ensure accurate, analyzable data files.

• Produce material to describe data and analytic results, such as tables, maps and figures.

• Contribute to reports, peer reviewed manuscripts, publications, and presentations.
• Attend and contribute to regular data team and project meetings.

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


Bachelor’s degree in demography, epidemiology, health policy, statistics, biostatistics, geography, sociology or related field. Up to one year of experience working in public health related research; proficient with Microsoft office products including Excel and Word; experience with data collected in a research setting.

Preferred Experience includes: 

Previous experience managing and analyzing complex datasets, two or more years of experience with R, SAS, Stata, and/or Python, familiarity with human subjects research, and an interest in public health research including maternal and child health research

Application Process:
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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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