University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 8, 2020
Req #: 180380
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/07/2020 
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 in the University of Washington School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator to join the Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER) team in Seattle, Washington. CEER is a research lab focused on conducting applied, policy-relevant research about the health impacts of disasters and climate change, and policy and programmatic solutions to build resilience.

The Research Coordinator will join the CEER team to coordinate and support a variety of health-related disaster and climate change research activities. Specifically, the Research Coordinator will support grant writing and preparation of grant materials, serve as a project manager for several active research projects, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and participate in the dissemination of study findings. They will also coordinate lab meetings and administrative activities. 

The UW DEOHS Collaborative on Extreme Event Resilience (CEER) is dedicated to policy-relevant, community-driven research on the health impacts of climate change and extreme events, as well as policy and programmatic solutions designed to build resilience. The Research Coordinator will support grant writing and research study design, provide project management leadership, collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, support the preparation of research-related publications and presentations, and provide general support to the lab. Specific responsibilities include:

Research Study Design and Grant Preparation.
The Coordinator will work with faculty, staff and students to plan and design research projects competitive for intramural and extramural funding. They will draft grant materials, including research strategies, budgets, and supporting documentation. They will work with faculty and staff to prepare and submit grant materials in compliance with University of Washington and sponsor timelines and requirements.

Project Management
The Coordinator will lead project management activities for several research projects, including developing and monitoring project timelines, ensuring work is successfully executed and completed within time frames to meet research objectives, and coordinating and communicating with diverse academic and community stakeholders. They will work with supervising faculty to identify and address problems and issues. They will oversee and assemble progress/interim reporting, communicate with funding agencies; submit project deliverables; and develop and monitor project budgets, including subcontracts.

Implement Research Activities
The Coordinator will support the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. The Coordinator may participate in the mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students involved in CEER projects as part of their academic endeavors. They will assist with IRB related activities including submissions, approvals, modifications, and renewals.

Dissemination of Findings
The Coordinator will contribute to manuscript development and report writing. They will prepare meeting summaries, progress reports, study deliverables, journal articles, and other written materials, and present study findings at meetings as needed.

Administration and operations.
The Coordinator will manage CEER activities, including managing web and social media activities, purchasing and procurement, coordination of travel and study meetings as needed, addressing administrative or logistical issues experienced by other lab staff and student researchers, scheduling and coordination of lab meetings.

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


Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Environmental Science, Planning or related field and two years of relevant experience including:
•Experience with qualitative data analysis and software
•Experience managing research programs, including timelines and work plans
•Familiarity with human subjects research regulations and guidelines
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate across groups
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency preparing correspondence and progress reports
•Organized, detail-oriented
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
•Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a busy environment with competing priorities
•Proficient with Microsoft Office

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


Familiarity with disaster and climate change-related health impacts and resilience-promoting policies/programs. Experience with quantitative analysis and statistical software.

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