Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) is a joint venture between the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital, made possible by a $50 million gift from the Brotman and Baty Families. The BBI offers a dynamic work environment with cutting-edge science and computational resources. The BBI team is committed to embracing best practices and using a breadth of technologies to support the BBI’s mission to deliver impactful results to research and public health.
The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) for Precision Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator to implement and facilitate human genetics research studies. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will assist with the conduct of human subjects research studies while ensuring research projects are conducted in compliance with federal regulations, institutional/departmental guidelines, and standards of Good Clinical Practice.
This position requires the ability to work independently and under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and senior investigators at BBI as well as with senior members of the lab and study teams. It requires daily interaction with study and lab staff, study participants, physicians, other health care personnel (nurses, patient coordinators, genetic counselors, etc.), and the BBI Clinical Diagnostics laboratory personnel. This position requires the ability to manage multiple, and often changing, priorities and timelines, and frequent communication with the project team regarding the status of assigned tasks and any issues that may arise.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Recruitment and Enrollment of Human Subjects:
Correspond with patients and families to determine study eligibility and provide them with information about the research studies. When applicable, obtain their consent for minimal risk studies. Communicate with outside physicians who are interested in referring patients for participation in our studies.
Interact closely with study participants and healthcare providers to collect study data and samples. Maintain contact with participants and address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Abstract clinical data from medical records. Enter data from data collection instruments into computer database and assist with data management functions. Process and present data to PI and study team.
Create and maintain electronic and paper study subject charts.
Coordinate specimen collection and management activities, including tracking upcoming visits, procuring and processing samples, and completing data collection forms.
Ensure research activities are conducted in accordance with applicable institutional/departmental guidelines, federal regulations, and principles of Good Clinical Practice. Take action to correct problems such as protocol deviations to ensure research quality.
Regulatory and Research Protocol support:
Facilitate the process of obtaining IRB approvals, modifications, renewals, responses, and closeouts; this includes assisting with preparing, writing, and editing IRB submissions/applications.
As assigned, take lead on organizing electronic and paper regulatory files. Establish effective work processes for accurately tracking, storing and retrieving information.
Development of Processes and Workflows:
Facilitate the creation and maintenance of study database tools. Assist with creating and performing quality assessment and improvement methods.
Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that correlates with research objectives.
Train other project staff on new processes and workflows.
General research support:
Support the development of project-specific written communications (e.g. journal articles, meeting summaries, progress reports).
Support the submission of grant and contract proposals, including writing and preparing portions of applications, editing, proofreading and collating proposals.
Assist with other tasks, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or health related field. Equivalent experience may substitute degree.
Two years of research coordinator or related work experience.
Excellent work ethic and self-motivation.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
Familiarity with human subjects research regulations and guidelines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage relationships and interact with a wide range of researchers and clinicians.
Experience working with patients or research participants.
GCP or Human Subjects training.
Experience with REDCAP data capture/management system.
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