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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington (UW) Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is recognized for its clinical and translational research programs based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The Research Coordinator will routinely work with Principal Investigators, other Research Coordinators, Research Nurses and research teams comprised of scientists and post-doctoral trainees. Investigators in this program participate in multi-center industry and non-industry funded research. This is a 1.0 FTE position.The Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.Clinical Research OperationsThis position is responsible for collaborating on implementation and ongoing operational management of clinical research trials/projects and the development of biorepositories. This individual will implement assigned aspects of data and specimen collection and ensure compliance and adherence with protocol requirements. This position is responsible for subject identification and recruitment, protocol implementation, data acquisition and accuracy. Ensures accurate tracking and timely payment of study subject stipends and/or travel reimbursements as appropriate. Investigates and documents study costs for grant proposals and post-award expenditure management.This position will screen, recruit, and consent subjects for participation in multiple, ongoing extramurally funded projects. They will conduct clinical assessments of muscle function in young and elderly (predominantly male) patients, administer clinical survey instruments, collect and process specimens (including blood) and administer medications intramuscularly. The research coordinator will work with the principal investigators on cohort development and retention. Diligent e-mail, phone and mail follow-up of participants at regular intervals to collect follow-up data will be a key component of this position. Research ComplianceResponsible for IRB submissions and direct response to Human Subjects Office, Office of Sponsored Programs and other compliance units. Assist with developing study manuals. Identifies protocol implementation barriers and implements necessary modifications. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in public health or similar area of study. Experience may substitute for degree requirement. 2-3 years of pertinent experience.Additional Requirements:Clinical research operations experience including project management and long range planning.Able to travel within the Seattle area (work occurs at multiple sites).Phlebotomy and intramuscular injection experience.The individual must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required.The individual must have demonstrated problem-solving skills, strong detail orientation and ability to adeptly manage multiple priorities and timelines. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the clinical/translational research interaction, this position must have the ability to work with various individual working styles and organizational systems is necessary.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIREDFamiliarity with UW research policies and guidelines.Proficiency in RedCAP data entry and database creation.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 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 Workforce 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.
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