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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT who under the direction of the Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center and Program Director, the Research Study Assistant will assist with data collection and data management, participate in both qualitative and quantitative data analysis; interface with consumers, clinicians and students in school and community settings; and assist with other study-related tasks.

Job tasks:

  • Conduct informed consent and research interviews with research participants of all ages; in person and via telephone or computer;

  • Participate in systematic reviews of health information technologies, specifically those designed to facilitate high-quality clinical service delivery.

  • Interview health information technology developers about their products.

  • Conduct qualitative content analysis as member of a qualitative coding team.

  • Maintain confidentiality of study information;

  • Transcribe and code audiotapes for use in qualitative studies;

  • Assist with data cleaning, entry, and management; data analysis and preparation of data for presentations.

  • Assist with the preparation of web-based and telephone recruiting materials;

  • Conduct recruitment and retention communications to participants, including mailings, phone calling, text messaging, and emails;

  • Participate in study recruitment efforts;

  • Organize and schedule in-person recruitment efforts

  • Assist with subject payments for participation;

  • Assist with updating tracking database of study participants;

  • Assist in maintaining a computerized system for tracking study subjects;

  • Monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol;

  • Assist in project management/coordination of office support

  • Assist literature review, summary, and retrieval of scientific articles; scheduling and maintain EndNote library.

  • Perform other study-related duties as required.


  • Two years of college-level course work in psychology, public health, education or social science AND one year of appropriate experience.

  • Experience working with adolescents and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

  • Experience conducting literature searches; familiarity with APA formatting.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and on the phone with study participants and community partners.

  • Knowledge of software applications including proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access)

    Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with EndNote; SPSS ; R and/ Qualtrics

  • Background in digital computer technologies.

    Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .

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