Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hourly Research Assistant - PCH

Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2012 at 5:00pm

The Asian Immigrant Workers Project in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, School of Nursing is currently hiring part-time, hourly Research Assistants (RAs) for participation in a federally funded study of private and public agency interconnectedness for Chinese immigrant worker health.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Obtain permission from the directors of the identified agencies or organizations in King County for recruitment
  • Recruit participants and obtain informed consent
  • Prepare study materials (e.g., printing, assembling materials, creating documents in Traditional Chinese)
  • Set up appointments with participants; conduct structured interviews
  • Attend project training and regular team meetings
  • Some evening or weekend work may be required to accommodate study participants’ schedules
  • RA will travel locally and should have reliable transportation and are able to drive to the sites. Partial reimbursement for mileage traveled to recruitment and data collection sites

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Fluent in verbal and written English and Chinese (Mandarin) languages
  • Proficient in web-based technology and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), including
  • Flexible to work variable work schedule ability to type Traditional Chinese
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, effective time management skills, high attention to detail, and great accountability
  • Competence implementing and adhering to research protocols

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficient in other Chinese dialects, such as Cantonese, Taiwanese or Toisanese
  • Experience with research involving interviewing study participants
  • Training in Human Subjects
  • Experience with SPSS, UCINET, and Endnote

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Vicki Chang Scholarship

Deadline: May 25, 2012

The Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation is accepting applications for the Vicki Chang Scholarship. The scholarship will support the cost for attending a vocational school, college, graduate or professional school leading to a terminal degree, license or recognized credential in health care. Recipients may receive up to $10,000 for tuition, books, fees, transportation, housing and other expenses. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, interest in serving the Asian American community, and the demonstration of those qualities of compassion, empathy and professionalism requisite for a successful career in health care.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be admitted or enrolled in a program of study that will lead to a terminal degree, license or recognized credential in the field of health care.
  • Be fluent in one Asian language as well as English.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Be in a school or training program recognized by the state or by a nationally-recognized accrediting agency.

    The application form is posted on the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center Web site and the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation Web site.

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  • Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    University of Haifa

    Deadline: May 31, 2012

    The University of Haifa Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences is pleased to invite applicants for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Nursing, beginning October 2012. The successful applicant will initiate research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, apply for research grants and contribute to the field of nursing both locally and internationally.


  • Ph.D. in one of the following fields: nursing, life sciences, basic science, social sciences
  • Achievements in research: peer reviewed publications and research grants
  • Teaching experience and ability to teach in Hebrew
  • Experience in supervising MA (and preferably also PhD) thesis students is preferable.

    The deadline to apply is May 31. To learn more about the program and to apply, see more information.

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  • Fogarty Global Health Fellowships

    Deadline: May 14, 2012

    The NIH Fogarty-funded Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium offers mentored clinical research training experiences in low– and middle–income countries to post-doctorate and doctoral students in the health professions. The purpose of the program is to provide outstanding mentored research training to post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students at six international partner institutions with robust clinical research programs.

    The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawai’i, Michigan, and Minnesota with international partnerships with Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand, and China.

    These 11-month fellowships provide outstanding opportunities for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked, NIH-funded research centers in Africa, Asia, and South America. The fellowships will begin with an intensive orientation program in August 2012, followed by mentored clinical research training at international partner institutions.

    Opportunities for an 11-month fellowship through the University of Washington are available in Ghana, Kenya, Peru, and Uganda.

    The deadline to apply is May 14 (May 28 for International Students). To learn more about the program and to print the application, see More information

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    Friday, April 13, 2012

    RA Position - Family and Child Nursing

    Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm

    RA 50% Position Summer 2012

    A Research Assistant is needed in the Department of Family and Child Nursing for the following research project: Faith-Based Partnership Promoting Korean Parenting and Child Mental Health

    The Research Assistant will work with the faculty supervisor to:

    • Prepare materials for Human Subjects Review Board
    • Recruit subjects
    • Interview subjects
    • Analyze data
    • Write articles, reports and/or presentations
    • Review literature
    • Prepare grant materials for submission
    • Perform occasional other duties as assigned by supervisor
    • Must be a Graduate Student who is fluent in both Korean and English
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and ability to solve problems creatively
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent statistical skills using SPSS
    • Ability to prepare IRB application

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    HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program

    Deadline: May 8, 2012

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2012 application cycle for the Nursing Scholarship Program has opened.

    The purpose of the Nursing Scholarship Program (NSP) is to provide scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent), at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.

    Scholarships are awarded competitively and consist of payment for tuition, required school fees, Other Reasonable Costs (as defined on page 11) and a monthly support stipend.

    News this year, up to fifty percent of NSP funds will be made available for nurse practitioners (NPs) students to address key issues pertaining to the expanding need for health care.

    The NSP provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum two-year, full-time service commitment — or a part-time commitment of a correspondingly longer duration — at a designated Critical Shortage Facility. These healthcare facilities are in areas with shortages of primary care or mental health professionals.

    While in school, NSP participants receive tuition and fees, an annual payment for other reasonable costs such as expenses for books, clinical supplies and instruments, and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

    As in previous years, the NSP is expected to be highly competitive. If qualified applicants exceed available funding, the NSP will prioritize applications based upon the applicant’s level of financial need.

    The deadline to apply is May 8 (at 5 p.m. ET). To learn more about NSP eligibility and requirements, visit this link for more information.

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    Friday, April 6, 2012


    Deadline: April 16, 2012 at 5:00pm

    The Graduate School announces the call for applications to the newly established Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS) Publication Fellowship for 2012-13. Through the support of The Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation (GSFEI), the Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States was established in the University of Washington Graduate School in 1981 to encourage multi-ethnic, and ethnic-specific multi-disciplinary research on problems or issues pertaining to members of ethnic minority groups. Its thrust is toward generating significant scholarly publications and other scholarly activity.

    IESUS aspires to generate scholarly input about ethnic studies by creating new knowledge and by stimulating and supporting the scholarly activities of the University of Washington graduate community. The IESUS Publication Fellowship supports publication opportunities for graduate students working in these areas who are in-progress with a paper that will be newly submitted to a journal within the 2012-2013 academic year future, or have recently submitted to a journal and have received a “revise and resubmit” decision. To enhance their success in achieving publication, IESUS Publication Fellowship recipients will work under the guidance of and in close collaboration with their faculty advisor.

    Administered by GO-MAP, the IESUS Publication Fellowship will provide one quarter of financial support to allow students time away from teaching or research responsibilities to focus on the work necessary to submit or revise/resubmit a publication. For this reason the IESUS Publication Fellowship cannot be held concurrently with departmental TA or RA responsibilities or other forms of Graduate School support or other comparable fellowship appointments.

    Award Details:
    • Priority for funding will be given to graduate students who are a first or second author and whose publications are being submitted to academic peer-reviewed journals.
    • Consistent with the philosophy of IESUS, the IESUS Publication Fellowship will be limited to publications whose topics focus on ethnic studies in the United States. One quarter fellowship award to be used in the 2012-13 year (summer 2012 through spring 2013). Recipients may choose the quarter in which they use the award.
    • Monthly stipend amount equivalent to what the awardee would earn at regular non- variable TA salary rates; waiver of tuition and mandatory fees (exception: no UPASS fee waiver); GAIP benefits eligibility.
    • Full-time enrollment required (10 credits in autumn/winter/spring; 2 credits in summer).
    • Students enrolled in fee-based programs are not eligible for consideration.

    Application Process

    • Completed IESUS Publication Award Applicant Cover Sheet (see "More Information")
    • Student Proposal. Three page maximum to include:
    • Description of publication and how this publication supports the mission of IESUS.
    • Description of how IESUS Publication Fellowship will aid in completion of the publication for submission/re-submission.
    • Proposed timeline for submission or resubmission.
    • Letter of support from student’s advisor describing how the IESUS Publication Fellowship will benefit the student. This letter must also outline in detail how the advisor will mentor and support the student in the submission/resubmission process.

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    RA Position

    Deadline: May 15, 2012 at 5:00pm

    TA 25-50% Position, Summer 2012 (The position has the availability of the student being reappointed each quarter for two (2) years pending funding and job performance.)

    The primary tasks of the research assistant will be to coordinate and perform work in support of clinical, biomedical, and/or behavioral sciences research studies involving human subjects. Under general supervision, perform varied support functions requiring knowledge and skills specific to the research study. Inform clients, participants and/or members of the public about the study. Explain study parameters and obtain informed consent. Screen subjects and conduct interviews according to established protocol. Gather and compile data. Assist in developing and setting up database files and performing statistical calculations.

    Roles and Responsibilities of the TA include:
    • Perform research activities with mother-infant pairs in home and behavioral laboratory setting.
    • Serve as primary contact with study participants. Explain purpose of research study and protocols.
    • Engage in subject recruitment activities including phone contact and arranging home visit to initiate study.
    • Screen prospective participants to determine eligibility according to research protocol entrance criteria.
    • Conduct home visits to perform data collection including administration of surveys, interviews, activity monitoring, videotaping, and salivary sampling.
    • Monitor/ maintain schedule for longitudinal study visits and assist laboratory behavioral testing of infant subjects.
    • Perform behavioral coding of mother and infant videotapes.
    • Instruct parent subject in use of daily diary, Actiwatch, and salivary sample collection.
    • Assist in collection of salivary samples from mother and infant and prepare for laboratory processing.
    • Travel to subject homes for data collection using personal automobile and maintain travel log for reimbursement of mileage and travel costs.
    • Document subject payment.
    • Assist in preparation of materials for the Human Subject Review Board.
    • Maintain confidentiality of subject records.
    • Assist in recording behavior of subjects using video-tape equipment.
    • Gather, record, organize, transcribe and verify the accuracy of research study data. Prepare data for computer input. Analyze computer printouts and set up research database files.
    • Assist in mathematical and statistical calculations and/or analysis and in modifying data collection forms.
    • Perform literature review and library work and survey/summarize relevant literature.
    • Answer participants' questions regarding study protocol.
    • Notify appropriate research personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects.
    • Review and explain consent forms, questionnaires, and surveys with prospective subjects.
    • Inventory and order supplies.
    • Assist in the orientation of new participants and recruit/supervise undergraduate and graduate student volunteers.
    • Attend project meetings and perform related duties as required.
    • Basic WORD and EXCEL skills required. SPSS skills desirable.
    • Be proficient in use of Actiwatch activity monitor and analysis of activity record using Actiware (training provided).

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    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Two Grant Opportunities from the DOJ - Grant #2

    Deadline: May 10, 2012

    One fellowship of up to $135,000 will be awarded to an individual to work onsite in Washington, D.C., to develop or enhance training, technical assistance, public awareness, and capacity-building resources for trafficking victim service professionals, law enforcement, and allied professionals to support the expansion and effectiveness of services for victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking within the United States (male and female; adult and minor; U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and foreign nationals). The fellowship recipient must have prior experience working on initiatives related to human trafficking; and must agree to abstain from any outside employment, either compensated or uncompensated, for the duration of the fellowship, unless approved in writing by the Director of OVC. Those applying are strongly advised to begin the application process well in advance of the May 10, 2012, deadline.

    If you are interested, please see this link for more information.

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