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The Department of Epidemiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 3. The Research Scientist position at the UW Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) will serve as Project Director on several related epidemiologic studies of cardiovascular disease, including ancillary studies to the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Position responsibilities include collaboration with scientific and administrative personnel of the CHRU, the UW MESA Coordinating Center, the UW CHS Coordinating Center, the University of Pennsylvania Brain MRI Reading Center, the 6 major Working Groups from the Cardiovascular Health Study, the University of Vermont Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University, the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, and the SomaLogic company scientists; managing scientific and administrative aspects of the studies; conducting data analyses, taking the lead on manuscripts, and assisting with preparation of grant proposals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and conduct epidemiologic, genetic, and proteomic analyses to identify novel modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Coordinate association analyses, including development of analytic datasets, compilation of results files, generation of figures, and preparation of tables. Conduct analyses and write up findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with relevant investigators at the University of Washington and at other institutions, foreign and domestic. Assist with the preparation of grant proposals
• Manage the storage, imputation, and retrieval of project data housed at the CHRU with the support of the CHRU Data Manager/Analyst and Programmer and create study relevant variables for use by study investigators
• Direct financial and personnel activities and administer NIH documentation and UW IRB reporting
• Maintain communication and cooperative working relationships between the research projects and agencies and institutions, such as the UW MESA and CHS Coordinating Centers, University of Pennsylvania Brain MRI Reading Center, the 6 major CHS Working Groups, the University of Vermont Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Johns Hopkins University, the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, and the SomaLogic company scientists
Assigns work to and directs the work of master’s level analysts and graduate students.
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• Doctoral degree in Epidemiology.
• 3 years of experience administering and conducting epidemiologic research, data management and analysis using standard statistical software packages, knowledge of advanced epidemiologic methods, and a record of publications.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience in conducting research in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Cardiovascular Health Study; knowledge of cardiovascular diseases, brain MRI, cerebrovascular disease, electrocardiology, genomics, and proteomics.
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