CSE has a job opening for a Research Coordinator in the Digital Financial 
Services group, full-time, reporting to Professor Richard Anderson.

The job is posted on the Employment at UW web page:  
Select "FIND A JOB", and then enter Requisition 143800.


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Seattle Campus

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Closing Info:

Open Until Filled


Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications 
and experience.


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For 
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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier 
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in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community 
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opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community 
involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering has an outstanding 
opportunity for an independent, and well-organized contributor, who is also a 
proficient writer, to serve as Research Coordinator in its Digital Financial 
Services Research Group.  With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates 
Foundation, DFS strives to dramatically improve the efficiency, scalability, 
security and cost of mobile banking solutions for people in some of the poorest 
countries in the world.

As Research Coordinator, you will be a vital team member in a multidisciplinary 
effort led by Professor Richard Anderson, which includes Professors Yoshi 
Kohno, Franziska Roesner, and Kurtis Heimerl in Computer Science & Engineering, 
and other campus and external experts.  You will support  group members in 
their work to address specific challenges that impede the introduction and 
wide-scale deployment of financial products, which include fraud and 
cyber-attacks, network failures, the proximity payments user experience, 
managing identity and on-boarding, the lack of analytics for product 
development and risk scoring, agent management, and financial education for end 

Specifically, you will be responsible for: technical writing, group 
coordination/management, managing external partnerships, supporting evaluation 
studies, and creating a communication strategy.  This position will not be 
responsible for financial tracking or budgets.

Communication/Technical Writing
*     Create and oversee the DFS communications strategy.  Develop and 
implement goals, priorities, and approaches that will showcase the group's work 
and promote its project results.
*     Author first draft content, manage revisions and produce final documents 
consistent with the project's strategic vision.  Work with team members to 
research information.  Examples of documents include the following:
      o     Project state research briefs and research reports to be shared 
with funding agencies
      o     Progress, administrative and final reports for funding agencies
      o     Grant proposals
      o     Presentations and manuscripts for peer-review publication
*     Manage writing projects that involve multiple authors or content experts.
*     Play a significant role in preparing and copy editing grant applications 
and submissions, including literature reviews, background and methodological 
content, budget justifications, grant figures and tables, and grant submission 
*     Maintain the group's website, update content, write new content, and 
solicit submissions from others.

Research Group Coordination/Management
*     Provide overall coordination of the research team.  Ensure effective and 
efficient team functioning (e.g. develop a system for tracking project 
milestones, planned deliverable dates, etc.).
*     Manage team communication, sharing regular study updates.
*     Coordinate ongoing and as-needed research team meetings to review 
progress. Create and maintain meeting documentation.
*     Seek innovative ways to develop and implement process changes within the 
*     Prepare human subjects applications for product testing; ensure that the 
DFS research and products are consistent with ethical standards and other 
*     Develop forms, questionnaires, and procedures for collecting and 
summarizing data observations.

External & Third-Party Relations
*     Act as a liaison between the DFS group, program partners, research study 
sites, funding agencies, and other relevant administrative departments and 
*     Maintain communications with external partners.
*     Track research of external researchers and organizations that is relevant 
to the group's activities and ensure timely feedback to DFS members.


Bachelor's degree in international development, economics, public policy, or 
related area AND at least two years of applicable experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of producing 
high-quality written documents under tight deadlines.

Demonstrated experience of diverse writing/editing/analysis experience in 
communications, marketing, grant writing, and copywriting in a technical field.

Strong project management skills; demonstrated success managing multiple 
concurrent multi-person projects.

Computer proficiency, with intermediate or higher skills in MS Word, Excel, 
Outlook, PowerPoint, HTML and Google docs.

Must be self-motivated with a positive attitude and demonstrate both 
intellectual curiosity and a strong commitment to the mission of CSE and the 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications 
except when there are legal requirements, such as a 


Master's degree in international development, economics, public policy, or 
related area.


The position may involve international travel, possibly one or two 
international trips per year.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results 
from a criminal background check

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application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this 
position until all required assessments have been completed.

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