University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 8, 2020
Req #: 177715
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 03/10/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
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 six consecutive years. 

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the School of Public Health, has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Biostatistician/Research Consultant. This position will support an established research program's investigator team, which is engaged in longitudinal public health research on environmental exposures and child health outcomes. It will also support the program’s data center, which is responsible for management and analysis of an extensive established database of health data, air quality measurements, geographic variables, and air pollution exposure modeling outputs.

The Research Consultant will support the ECHO PATHWAYS investigator team, primarily on statistical analyses related to manuscript production. In addition, this person would support the ECHO PATHWAYS Data Center, which maintains a large database of extant and new data collection in a multi-site study. The person in this position 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, multi-faceted academic research environment.

Responsibilities include:
•Providing guidance on statistical analyses required for epidemiological investigations, including writing and reviewing data analysis plans, conducting analyses, reviewing analyses of other scientists, and interpreting results
•Developing new or enhanced statistical methods for epidemiological research
•Reviewing, summarizing and critiquing the research literature on new statistical methods-
•Contributing to manuscripts and other scientific products
•Developing, quality checking, and distributing complex data sets to be used in epidemiological and spatial analyses
•Attending and contributing in regular team meetings

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


The position requires a Master's of science degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or related field and a minimum of one professional experience conducting statistical analyses and interpreting results for scientific products (e.g., peer-reviewed manuscripts). Other requirements include a demonstrated facility with analytic tasks, proper application of statistical methods, a strong quantitative aptitude, attention to detail, and the ability to interpret complex analytic information

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


Master’s of science degree and three years of experience in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or related field and a minimum of one professional experience conducting statistical analyses and interpreting results for scientific products (e.g., peer-reviewed manuscripts) Experience conducting sophisticated statistical analyses. Five or more years of experience with R, SAS, SQL, and/or Python. Experience contributing to peer-reviewed manuscripts. An interest in public health research.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions 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 Workforce 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.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or