RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR job vacancy in University of Washington (Seattle, WA 98195)

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Company name : University of Washington
Location : Seattle, WA 98195

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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR (RSC). Research investigators are currently seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to work on funded research studies conducted within the department. The RSC will also assist with the ongoing strategic plan for the department’s research program as well as unfunded research activities within the department. This position is a great opportunity to obtain valuable experience in a research setting, interacting with multiple faculty members working within both different disciplines and patient populations.

For funded research activities: The RSC will be the first point of contact for different research studies within the department. One study will examine how music-based treatments change brain wave activity, and how these changes may explain how these types of treatments improve chronic low back pain. Another study will evaluate the effectiveness of a disability allyship training curriculum developed directly from the lived experiences of students, staff, and faculty with disabilities or chronic health conditions across UW. Job responsibilities may include the following:


Assist in the preparation of human subjects applications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board;

Assist in developing an electronic data capture system for data collection and tracking study participants;

Monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol;

Identify, recruit, and screen potential study subjects both in person and via telephone per established criteria for eligibility;

Obtain informed consent from prospective participants either via telephone or in-person;

Answer subjects’ questions regarding study protocols, and explain study procedures;

Schedule, track, and conduct study surveys over the telephone and in person with enrolled participants. Enter data from study surveys into study electronic data capture systems according to protocol;

Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data;

Send and track payments to participants when applicable;

Attend study meetings, and collect and distribute meeting minutes. Provide study personnel with progress reports as requested;

Notify appropriate research personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects;

Assist with administrative duties such as scheduling meetings, maintaining documents, planning trips, and photocopying;

Use statistical and database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations.

The RSC will also assist the Assistant Director for Research Administration with executing the research strategic plan currently underway in the department. In addition, the RSA will help research faculty with various unfunded research activities. Job responsibilities will include the following:

Help with tracking specific strategies and operational milestones implemented to achieve research strategic planning goals and initiatives;

Help with the submission of grant proposals to federal, state and foundation sponsors;

Help with the submission of research manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals;

Work on unfunded research pilot studies conducted within the department;

Help short-term with a looming deadline for a funded study;

Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to understand and execute research protocols and procedures;

Ability and comfort with managing multiple assignments simultaneously;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools;

Excellent time management and organizational skills;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Ability to work cooperatively in a small team environment as well as independently;

Ability and willingness to communicate with individuals with chronic medical conditions and/or communication limitations;

Completion of at least one course in research methods and statistics in a social sciences field.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a science or health care field or relevant academic area;

Experience working directly with individuals with disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions;

Experience working or volunteering in a rehabilitation medicine setting;

At least one year of experience in behavioral or clinical research;

Experience using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system and/or Microsoft Access;

Experience recruiting, screening, and enrolling participants via telephone and in person;

Experience conducting research interviews or surveys with participants via telephone and in person;

Experience using SPSS.

This position will work with clinical research involving human participants within UW Medicine and therefore clinical RSA training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training.

The successful candidate will work during normal business hours (8a-5p) Monday through Friday, but may be asked occasionally to complete telephone interviews or technology trainings in the evening and weekends to accommodate certain participants’ schedules. The candidate will be able to work a hybrid/remote schedule, with onsite work taking place on the Harborview Medical Center campus.

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

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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