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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.
The purpose of this position is to assist in conducting and managing a large clinical research program undertaking studies that focus on patients with chronic and serious illnesses. This position provides assistance to Principal Investigators and other research staff which is crucial to the UW maintaining its reputation as a research leader. The research program is based at Harborview Medical Center and within the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The University of Washington is home to the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence with investigators conducting multiple research studies with complementary ancillary projects. This is a full time (100% FTE) position. The Research Coordinator will routinely work with principal Investigators, other Research Coordinators, and research teams comprised of scientists and post-doctoral trainees, collaborators at community hospitals and enrollment sites across the nation. Each UW based principal investigator is typically involved in 2-5 projects concurrently and this position will be required to provide cross coverage on multiple projects.
60% Clinical Research Operations and Compliance. This position is responsible for leading implementation and ongoing management of multiple research projects being conducted at the UW and collaborating sites. The Research Coordinator will be responsible The University of Washington is home to the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence with investigators conducting multiple research studies with complementary ancillary projects. The Research Coordinator will routinely work for developing study protocols and methodologies, identifying and addressing potential barriers to milestone achievement. The Research Coordinator will participate in study subject screening and enrollment activities in compliance with established study protocols. S/he will also oversee and contribute to the assessment of work being performed by other members of the research team to assure timely and compliant completion of screening and recruitment activities. The Research Coordinator will ensure UW and collaborating site adherence to all approved protocols as well as completing data safety and monitoring report. The Research Coordinator will have primary responsibility for liaising with the UW IRB and funding agencies to address all aspects of the human subjects’ approval process, including preparation, modification and renewal of IRB applications.
30% Project and Data Management. The Research Coordinator will work with investigators to ensure that concurrent projects are implemented with respect to potentially conflicting inclusion and exclusion criteria. The Research Coordinator will also assess data acquisition and retention practices to ensure data integrity is maintained at all times. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for producing reports to funding agencies, contributing to publications and other presentations.
10% Research Administration financial management. Ensures accurate tracking and timely payment of study subject stipends and/or travel reimbursements. Investigates and documents study costs for grant proposals and post-award expenditure management.
This position will direct and oversee the implementation of studies and will allocate tasks to other team members associated with those studies. He/she will ensure that deadlines are set and met, that adequate cross coverage is planned so that tasks are completed within the mandated timeframe.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelor's degree in Health Services or similar field of study with 3-4 years of relevant experience.
Experience working with sensitive/vulnerable patient populations, ability to travel between enrollment sites, database management experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience conducting health services research, experience working chronically or terminally ill people
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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