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The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health has an outstanding opportunity for a part time 50%FTE, Research Coordinator. The percentage of female workers in construction’s skilled trades remains dismally low -- 3 percent. In addition to facing the industry’s well-known physical risks, tradeswomen are subjected to discrimination, harassment, and skills under-utilization. As a result, they have increased risk for injury, stress-related health effects, and high attrition rates from apprenticeship programs, all of which perpetuate their minority status. To help change these conditions, this project will develop and disseminate a mentorship program through local unions of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) and will evaluate its success in reducing women’s health and safety risks, including work stress, and in improving retention.
The Coordinator will work with the study team to develop and implement all components of the project. A key component of this will be building relationships between the UW team and local union representatives, mentors and mentees. They will manage all study protocols, including overseeing project timelines and workflow, preparing and monitoring human subjects requirements, helping to recruit research subjects, and assisting with data collection, analysis, and results interpretation. The Coordinator will play a key role in the drafting and development of progress reports, peer reviewed publications, and presentations at national and regional environmental and occupational health and safety professional meetings.
The grant provides funding for 50% FTE, and is expected to run for 5 years, beginning December 1, 2019.
Job Duties •Serve as a liaison between the project team, project partners, and the funding agency. •Plan, coordinate, and keep records of meetings with project partners in order to systematically refine project goals and further define research problems. •Potential need for travel to study sites. •Work collaboratively with the project team to develop the content of online mentor training materials. •Work with the project team to develop and deliver survey instruments. •Prepare and manage human subject applications, modifications, and status reports. •Oversee and participate in the recruitment, consent, enrollment, and tracking of mentors and mentees. •Oversee and participate in the delivery of the training intervention and evaluation surveys. •Assist with analyses and interpretation of project results to develop conclusions. •Prepare and manage interim and final reports required at regular intervals by the funding agency.
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Requirements •Bachelor degree. •Two to three years of experience managing human subjects related research and/or projects. •Very strong organizational abilities and experience in a team-focused work environment. •Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, record-keeping, and communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Desired •Experience in developing adult education/training materials. •Coursework/training or related experience in occupational safety and health. •Experience working with mentorship programs. •Experience working with labor, women’s rights, or health organizations. •Experience with the Institutional Review Board human subjects review process. •Development and delivery of online training course materials.
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