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The Department of Neurology offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with neurological disorders, through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Through our commitment to research, we continue to gain insight and understanding into the normal and abnormal functions of the human nervous system and how to care for related disorders. We are then able to share the knowledge gained and results of this research with our colleagues at the University, across the nation, and around the world. The Neurology Clerkship and Residency Training Programs represent significant foci of the Department's efforts. We are extremely proud of our programs, which regularly receives applications for training from around the world. Clinical exposure is outstanding, teaching is a top priority, research and collaborative opportunities are abundant, and our faculty are friendly and approachable.
The Department of Neurology has been a center of clinical and academic excellence since 1995, and has a mission that includes meeting the health-care needs of patients with neurological issues, advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neurosciences and training the next generation of neurologists in our residency program through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.
The Department of Neurology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
Job Duties: Recruit subjects with inclusion/exclusion criteria, coordinate appointments and research timelines, implement research activities, collect quality data, communicate with study team and other UW team, monitor CRBB, HSD, and OSP communication.
Enroll-HD: Enroll-HD study is a registry study. Foundation-funded. Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that will integrate two existing Huntington's Disease (HD) registries The goal of Enroll-HD is to build a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical information and biospecimens. This database will serve as a basis for future studies aimed at developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies.
Responsibilities: This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without the benefit of written policies or procedures. The position requires interaction with pharmaceutical sponsors, physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators), and patients with varying level of cognitive ability.
Protocol Management (50%):
Independently develop and implement research project procedures that meet research objectives and ensure compliance with all aspects of Institution, Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) regulations pertaining to clinical research in human subjects (e.g. investigator financial disclosure requirements of the FDA).
Design, develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives.
Design, document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality. Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity.
Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives.
Prepare and submit IRB documentation for new application, modification, status reports
Other duties as necessary.
Study Subject Coordination: (35%)
Coordinate appointments, ordering tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection.
Meet and correspond with study patients, families, and physicians to determine eligibility for studies and provide information on the research studies.
Consult with investigators on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns.
Other duties as necessary
Project Management: (15%)
Work with collaborators and client investigators and their institutions and with multiple UW departments (e.g., Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Subjects Division, Grant and Contract Accounting, Clinical Research Budgets and Billing) to insure timely and correct implementation, administration, progress and completion of research projects..
Ensure compliance of research projects with all aspects of NIH, State of Washington and UW regulations pertaining to human subjects.
Other duties as necessary.
Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or health-related field
2-3 years work experience as a Research Coordinator
Ability to work with a challenging patient population
Ability to work independently with self-motivation
Ability to multitask
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong project management skills and experience with database management
Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close knit scholarly and administrative team
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.