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The HAARVI study is a prospective cohort study that will primarily be conducted in the Seattle, WA area as well as the surrounding regions. It aims to create an active surveillance program that will monitor for acute respiratory infections, including, but not limited to, RSV, influenza, human metapneumovirus (hMPV), parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs), rhinovirus (hRV), and coronaviruses (CoVs) - including SARS-CoV-2 - among adults 18 years and older seen in emergency departments (ED), outpatient clinics, or admitted to a hospital. Our main objectives are to:
1) Evaluate the genetic diversity of respiratory viruses 2) Evaluate the human immune response to respiratory virus infection in infected adults 3) Develop potential therapeutics for respiratory viruses
The Chu Lab is involved in multiple on-going clinical trials, involving potential therapeutics for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and investigating influenza antivirals in a variety of settings. This position(s) may also involve working on these studies.
The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time
The purpose of the Research Coordinator (RC) position is to assist the Primary Investigator (PI) with the development, oversight and execution of investigator-driven clinical research trials as well as intervention and non-intervention studies. The RC will be directly supervised and work closely with the PI and funding agencies to execute this research program.
The focus of the research group is on epidemiologic and interventional studies against respiratory pathogens, in particular SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and RSV. The research agenda is focused on defining risk groups as targets for prophylaxis or interventions, development of novel methods to track transmission of respiratory pathogens within community and nosocomial settings, and on the conduct epidemiologic and clinical trials of intervention strategies, such as vaccines and antivirals. Additional active research areas include developing correlates of protection to be used in vaccine or therapeutic trials, development of monoclonal antibodies, and development of novel assays to define the patterns of spread of pathogens.
The RC will be responsible for overall management of several research sites, development of protocols, obtaining human subjects approval, and training and supervising clinical research staff in execution of these trials. The RC will work closely with participating institutions, including clinics, hospitals, workplaces, and other facilities to develop and implement protocols for respiratory virus surveillance and use of intervention strategies to block chains of transmission in vulnerable populations. The RC will directly report to the PI, and will be responsible for data management of the trial, biospecimen tracking, and field staff oversight. This position will require strong personnel management, organizational, and data management skills, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team.
This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal oversight. This position requires the skills to prioritize activities and multi-task to complete multiple scopes of work. The RC will manage and develop program work plans.
This research will be housed in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and has the potential to make substantial impact to the understanding of respiratory pathogens in the Pacific Northwest.
Clinical research human subjects, data, biospecimen management duties:
Work with the PI on the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of multiple research programs
Work with the research team, including the PI, biostatistician, co-investigators, and research assistants on overall project design and management
Develop and oversee a project management calendar
Help develop research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with the PI to develop study budgets and implementation plans.
Help develop research materials, which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials.
Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations
Assist with coordination of key stakeholder meetings
Develop protocols and supervise studies to screen, enroll and follow study subjects, coordinate research study visits, communicate with research subjects.
Travel to University of Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be required for study oversight.
Serve as main protocol resource person for the investigator and or research sponsor, study subjects, local and central labs, and other staff
Conduct study site visits to track enrollment
Program Communications and Liaison:
Manage communications and work with PI to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, health care clinics, health care providers, and program participant sites
Work with PI on grant and report activities for funder
Monitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholders
Budget & Financial Analysis:
Work with the PI and AID financial staff to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues
Supervision of clinical research assistants, and temporary staff.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in public health, business administration, public administration or related field plus a minimum of two years experience in a research setting.
Knowledge of project management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports
Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize data in a statistical software program for use by a statistician for overall data analysis
Able to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
Experience managing programs, including monitoring of budgets and work plans
Strong attention to detail
Ability to solve problems independently
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and Access.
High-level organizational skills, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Masters in Public Health or related field
Experience working in field of public health and/or infectious diseases.
Experience working on clinical trials
Knowledge using and building REDCap
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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