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Position TitleResearch Scientist
The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center seeks a Research Scientist to work with the recently established Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program (FIPRP) in developing, conducting and implementing research on the topic of firearm violence and injury prevention and control.
The Research Scientist will be actively involved in examining causes and consequences of firearm violence and injury and evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of public policy for firearm violence and injury prevention. This person has responsibility for developing research proposals; leading and managing research projects; providing expertise in advanced methodologic study design and data collection for research projects; substantial contributions to creation of sophisticated and inter-related instruments and surveys for firearms research purposes; drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals; and supervision of graduate students and more junior staff in various portions of research.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Master’s degree (in quantitative health or social sciences, or related field). Type and Years of Experience: Minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience in writing grant proposals and scientific papers, study design conceptualization, conduct of research and research data management and analysis, preferably in firearm violence research or other injury research.
Education: PhD or equivalent doctoral research degree (e.g., ScD) highly desired (in quantitative health, social sciences, or related field). Types and years of experience: 3-4 years’ experience in field of firearm violence research and/or firearm policy development and evaluation; expertise in deterministic and probabilistic linkages of large databases; proficiency with relational database, data linkage, and statistical software including one (and preferably several) of following packages: REDCap, SQL, LinkPlus, LinkKing, LinkSolv, Stata, R, SPSS, SAS, ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, NVivo, and Atlas.ti; experience in leading academic research projects