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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

IHME SCIENTIFIC EDITOR III

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

11842 (E S 10 SEIU 925 IHME Non Supv)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Within the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation (IHME), support the development of scientific papers and publications, in fields such as but not limited to epidemiology, biostatistics, health survey methodology, health economics, demography and social determinants, as they relate to the global health metrics analysis, evaluation and hypothesis conducted at IHME.

BASIC FUNCTION

Create compelling technical and non-technical manuscript journals and publication materials for a diverse audience of IHME internal and external stakeholders.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Independently designs and defines the editorial standards for technical and non-technical manuscript journals and publication materials for IHME. Directly contributes to the dissemination of scientific analysis and hypothesis information in the field of population health metrics and evaluation.

TYPICAL WORK

Perform duties of an IHME Scientific Editor II;

Perform a broad range of publication functions, such as project management, publication medium selection, coordination of subject matter expert reviews, quality assurance, rewriting, copy editing, proofreading, and production;

Edit, proofread, and fact-check a wide variety of external and internal content to ensure clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness in language, graphics, and data presentation;

Independently write high-quality scientific articles for peer-reviewed journals, that translates complex scientific data into language appropriate for the topic and journal’s target audience

Apply subject matter expertise with IHME's research audiences in order to summarize and present materials from peer-reviewed journal articles and other scientific outlets that feature IHME’s work;

Demonstrate expertise of IHME’s research, analytic concepts, results, policy reports and visualization tools that are central to our work, including epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, social determinants, and education;

Streamline paper development, implementing solutions for process improvements in manuscript creation and coordination;

Mentor junior staff on the publications and research teams, collaborators, and others on scientific writing and related skill development; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in English, Social Sciences, Health Science or related field and seven years of experience,

OR

Equivalent combination of education/experience.

CLASS SERVICE EXEMPTION

Research.

CLASS SPECIFICATION HISTORY

New to SEIU 925 11-10-2020 per PERC Case No. 132072-E-19.
Prior to 01-01-2021 this work in IHME was in professional staff job code 11484, Research Consultant (E S 10).