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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.
This position will work under the supervision of Dr. Bradley Wagenaar, Assistant Professor in Global Health at the University of Washington and be a member of the University of Washington Programs on Global Mental Health and Implementation Science.
The University of Washington Department of Global health is seeking to hire a full-time (100% FTE) Research Coordinator on studies focused on global mental health and implementation science. The Research Coordinator will work on studies based primarily in Mozambique focused on global mental health. The Department of Global Health at the University of Washington has an over 30-year history of working in partnership with the Mozambican Ministry of Health to scale-up effective and equitable primary healthcare in the country. Currently, the Department of Global Health, led by Dr. Bradley Wagenaar, is leading numerous global mental health projects in Mozambique and in partnership with the Mozambican Ministry of Health. This includes: (1) a national scale-up of the Common Elements Treatment Approach transdiagnostic psychological therapy within HIV care platforms; (2) a NIMH-funded capacity building project to build implementation science research capacity within the Ministry of Health; and (3) a newly-awarded NIMH R01 to evaluate a cascade of care optimization approach to improve the quality and performance of primary mental healthcare in Ministry of Health clinics (see: https://reporter.nih.gov/search/xcNpSsVIMUGC7WyYzlbNzg/project-details/10208400).
This position will play a key role in the coordination and management of project activities, including regular communication with investigators, partners, and project implementation staff based in Mozambique. The Research Coordinator will support the operational activities of the projects including but not limited to: managing day-to-day tasks, internal and external communications, planning and tracking of activities, coordination with field partners, data management, data collection, data analysis, report preparation, publication preparation, conference attendance, occasional travel to field sites to oversee and supervise activities, and supporting follow-on grant applications. Strong communication skills, prior experience in global health, experience with data collection and data analysis in Stata (or R), and an interest in global mental health and implementation science are desired.
Project Coordination •Assist in coordinating ongoing project activities, collaborating with in-country implementation staff, monitoring milestones and activities, and working with the PI (Brad Wagenaar) to respond to questions and concerns •Create and revise standard operating procedures, as needed •Prepare and submit ethical approval materials for institutional review boards at UW and in Mozambique as needed •Facilitate and attend weekly meetings between collaborators in Seattle and in-country partners and prepare meeting agendas and minutes •Maintain detailed project gantt charts to monitor project activities •Monitor data collection and work with partners to address issues and concerns that arise
Reporting and Dissemination Activities •Assist with the development of project program reports to donors •Assist with the development of manuscripts and abstract writing for peer-reviewed publications •Disseminate findings to local and international partners through media, peer-reviewed publications, interviews, presentations, press-briefings, among others.
Data Management and Analysis •Assist with development and maintenance of data management systems and oversee data quality monitoring •Contribute to data cleaning and data analysis
Administrative Duties •Monitor spending on project budgets to ensure compliance with requirements and to support planning of activities at the UW and in Mozambique
Grant Writing •Assist in the application for follow-on funding to support ongoing project activities in Mozambique
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or other health-related field •2 years of related work experience •Skills, knowledge, and experience working in epidemiology or public health studies •Experience working on global health and in global settings •Excellent communication and writing skills •Excellent organizational and project management skills •Ability to work independently •Experience with Stata or R, including data cleaning, coding, and statistical analysis
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Portuguese or Spanish language experience preferred •Interest in mental health research a plus
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Due to COVID-19, primary work location may initially be remote. When on-site work resumes, primary work location will be at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the University of Washington Campus. Flexibility will be provided around potential to continue remote work.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The Department of Global Health 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.
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