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The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute

Job Opportunities

Department of Pharmacy & The CHOICE Institute Hourly Student Assistant

Updated November 9, 2023


The Student Assistant will develop a web-based database (e.g. AirTable) that will interface with a website already developed in WordPress. The website houses list of existing tools that are used in the field of evidence synthesis to evaluate the validity of individual studies (e.g., randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, etc.). Before inclusion on the website, each tool must be screened by our investigator team and meet rigorous criteria that ensures its widespread use by the global evidence synthesis community, both within and beyond the health sector. The database will provide a mechanism to allow screening of tools for inclusion and extraction of data on eligible tools that can be completed in the database. It should then link directly to the website to populate details on included tools and produce lists of excluded studies and tools in development. If possible, it will allow suggestions of tools made by website users to feed directly into the database ready for the research team to screen these.

The position is supervised by Professor Beth Devine, PhD, PharmD, MBA. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing a simple database that can be handed off to Dr. Devine when completed.
  • Meeting with Dr. Devine and colleagues in the United Kingdom who are collaborating.
  • Meeting the goals of Dr. Devine and her colleagues prior to hand-off.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position is open only to current UW students (graduate or undergraduate). Candidate must be detail oriented, reliable, and highly organized, able to work independently on assigned tasks with minimal supervision and should have excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Airtable, and zoom.

COMPENSATION: This position is for 5 hours a week, not to exceed 8 weeks in total. The timeframe can be extended if the project requires. Work hours are flexible based on the student’s academic needs, within normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm). However, a meeting every other week on Fridays at 8 am will be required.

The pay rate is $18.69 an hour.

Note: This position is not a Graduate Staff Assistantship and therefore is not eligible for a tuition waiver or health benefits.


  1. A brief cover letter.
  2. Resume.
  3. The names and email addresses of at least two references.

Materials should be submitted via email to Professor Beth Devine at

Handshake Job #8418838

The position will remain open until filled.