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 six consecutive years.
The purpose of this 80% FTE position is to provide research coordination for the Specialized Clinical Pain Research Center (“UW Pain Hub”). The research coordinator will facilitate the development and maintenance of research infrastructure and the initiation of clinical research projects in Pain at UW core clinical sites (UWMC, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance). This position will liaise with spoke clinical sites to conduct early phase clinical trials in pain through NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative’s Early Phase Pain Investigations Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net).
The goal of EPPIC-Net is to enhance the treatment of acute and chronic pain and reduce the reliance on opioids by accelerating early-phase clinical trials of non-addictive pain treatments. The network consists of a Data Coordinating Center (DCC), Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), and 12 specialized clinical centers (SCCs). University of Washington, spearheaded by investigators in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, was selected to be one of the network’s SCCs (UW Pain Hub).
The Research Coordinator will work in collaboration with co-investigator (Dr. Dale Langford) and under supervision of the multiple PIs. Major duties for this position include:
Data Management – 45%
Regulatory and Administrative Duties – 30%
Recruitment/Site Visits/Training – 25%
The Research Coordinator will perform clinical research tasks including recruiting and interviewing of human subjects, preparing human subject applications and preparing progress reports. Additionally, they will also coordinate data collection and recording for multiple research projects. This position will assist with developing strategies for accurate data tracking and management, and communicate with the DCC and CCC as necessary.
While this is a beginning level for a Research Coordinator, the successful candidate requires strong communication and organization skills and have the ability to quickly learn new skills (e.g., pain assessment techniques, master contracts, human subjects research, clinical trial initiation, data quality assurance).This position must exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity as the individual will interact with other UW faculty and staff, as well as external institutions and community members.
The “Helping to End Addiction Long-term” (HEAL) Initiative is funding $945 million in 375 funding awards to researchers in 41 states. The surge in opioid prescriptions has fueled an addiction crisis that has taken more than 400,000 lives over the past 20 years. This position will be an important part of the UW Pain Hub Steering Committee including multiple Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, and the Pain Division Chief. The success of UW Pain Hub within EPPIC-Net will result in more incoming NIH-funded early phase pain trials and may result in positive publicity for the university as we work to reduce reliance on opioids.
Data Management (45%)
Participate in data collection
Enter and manage data through research study data platforms
Participate in data quality assurance
Maintain independent study databases
Participate in data improvement processes and metrics
Consult with UW Pain Hub Steering Committee and EPPIC-Net’s Data Coordinating Center (New York University School of Medicine) on appropriate data management issues/concerns
Regulatory and Administrative Duties (30%)
Work with MPIs/Co-I to develop and maintain Central IRB and Master Contract Compliance in accordance with EPPIC-Net’s Clinical Coordinating Center (Massachusetts General Hospital) and the NIH.
Coordinate and participate in meetings and teleconferences of UW Pain Hub Steering Committee and Advisory Board; Responsible for meeting minutes
Support management of timelines and within scope of position, the budget
Recruitment Site Visits/Training (25%)
Support recruitment of study participants at UW core clinical sites and spoke recruitment sites
With support of MPIs/Co-Is, conduct recruitment site visits and/or personnel training as necessary based on study-specific needs
Engage in outreach activities to committed and potential spoke recruitment sites as needed
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, social sciences or related degree Type and Years of Experience: 1-year experience with research coordination OR equivalent education/experience
Other Required Qualifications
Strong interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaborators;
Works well as part of a research team;
Strong communication skills (verbal and written);
Ability to learn new software, technologies, pain assessment approaches quickly
Strong project management and organizational skills; attentive to details
Demonstrated ability to think independently while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlines
Proficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Master’s Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences
Familiar with IRB Protocols
Prior experience recruiting human subjects for research
Experience with online data management tool(s)
Familiarity with Pain Research
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.
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.