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 UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children by educating physicians of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best pediatric clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Division of General Pediatrics has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.The Research Coordinator will provide substantial contributions to the functioning of two projects: the Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Biopsy Initiative (EEDBI) Consortium and the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling which is a substudy within the parent Childhood Acute Illness & Nutrition Network (MITS in CHAIN). These are fundamentally complex projects with multiple components and engaging diverse stakeholders. The Research Coordinator position is essential to the successful execution of these projects and requires professional judgement, project management experience and content knowledge in order to independently oversee, coordinate, as well as respond to multiple demands and requests from the Principal Investigator (PI), collaborating institutions, multiple investigators, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. A successful applicant will work closely and under the direction of the PI, but must be able to work independently, be very detail-oriented, take initiative and be self-directed, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills, and manage time efficiently.The efforts of the Research Coordinator will directly contribute to these efforts through its impact on the coordination of these research effort. In order to ensure the integrity of the research conducted at the University, it is necessary to assign individuals, knowledgeable of research procedures and regulations, to monitor the conduct of research, to assure adherence to the protocol, protect the rights and welfare of the subjects, and assure the integrity of the data, as well as monitor timeline and budgetary resources.Working under the general direction of the PI, the Research Coordinator will directly contribute to the success of the two current projects and future related projects. Job duties include but are not limited to:Write and maintain SOPs and CRFsParticipate in developing and maintaining telepathology platforms and databasesLead the conduct of data quality checks and communications about data issues identifiedPrepare relevant reportsIndependent coordinate project activities and responsibilities between stakeholders inside and outside of the UniversityIndependently oversee and coordinate multiple components of multiple studiesUsing professional judgment and project management experience, the Research Coordinator will respond to fundamentally complex and challenging projects with multiple demands and requests from collaborating institutions, multiple investigators, sponsors, and regulatory agenciesWork independently, be very detail-oriented, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skillsCommunicate with the funder, collaborators, consortium investigators and stakeholdersOrganize and coordinate meetings, especially via international teleconference, ensure logistical success of the teleconferences, take minutes, and follow-up with Consortium members by phone and email on action itemsEnsure that the projects stay on track, tracking milestones to ensure attainment in a timely fashionSubmit human subjects applicationsPrepare relevant reportsAbility to travel (up to two international and two domestic trips per annum) to study sites or meetings, including to countries with lack of adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. Travel is contingent on project needs and funding.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Arts or Science in a health-related major.Three-Four years of related work experience. Possess excellent professional judgment, reliability and attention to detail. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with research and clinical/medical staff and across cultures. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in medical research. Ability to manage grant cycle including human subjects requirements, reporting requests, and application of responsible fiscal management.Proficiency with standard MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Power Point and with EndNote Reference Manager software.DESIREDMaster of Public Health (MPH) or similar degree.Experience with Stata, RedCap, and Access software programs for data analysis. Experience with Trello for project management.Work or content experience in any/all of the following areas: diarrheal diseases, global child health, malnutrition, environmental enteric dysfunction. Familiarity with uploading information to a variety of online communication and project management tools as well as using social media and website development and maintenance. Familiarity with grant preparation and human subjects applications as they pertain to pediatric research, fiscal oversight and project management.Experience managing clinical research studies. Demonstrated knowledge of University of Washington rules and regulations governing grants and contracts.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThis position is required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and maintain confidentiality of patient privacy rights, employee information, Department of Pediatrics strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights, the organization's operations or privacy of patients. This position will access and use the minimum necessary information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. The training will need to be completed within 90 days of hire. 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.
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