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The Department of Family Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (20 hours/week) Research Coordinator.
This position will primarily coordinate and contribute to efforts for the Department of Family Medicine Women’s Health Research and Scholarship Lab. This position is an ongoing role that acts as a lead external evaluator of activities that promote telemedicine medication abortion services in primary care, and other health clinics in Washington State and nationally. This position will collaborate closely with representatives from Plan C, a not-for-profit organization based in California, to support evaluation efforts by working in coordination with clinic partners to collect and analyze data, as well as provide needed technical support associated with those efforts.
Additionally, the individual in this role will coordinate and contribute to our theory of change model that evaluates changes at the individual, organizational, community and structural levels. Theory of change models have been shown to help teams design more realistic goals, clarify accountability and establish a common understanding of the strategies to be used to achieve the goals. By using our theory of change model, this project will provide critical information about novel care methods for medication abortion in primary care and other care settings. Within this role, the Research Coordinator will support a multidisciplinary team of researchers, with stakeholders outside of UW including advocates, funders, researchers, healthcare practitioners, policy makers and patients. Additionally, this position will interact directly with patient subjects and community-based clinicians participating in the research, as well as supervise another Research Coordinator.
Department of Family Medicine Women’s Health Research and Scholarship Lab is also home to various women’s health-related scholarship projects conducted with UW medical students, family medicine residents, and junior faculty. This position may take on coordination of these smaller projects with students, residents and faculty related to women’s health, family planning and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The Research Coordinator reports to and supports UW faculty member, Dr. Emily Godfrey.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate and participate in the design and implementation of specific phases of projects.
Manage multiple timelines and allocations of resources.
Collaborate with research team on development and testing of project materials, including recruitment, intervention, and evaluation materials; engage project partners as appropriate.
Lead or participate in data collection activities such as fielding surveys and conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups; code qualitative data; track and archive data and research results; and provide data analysis.
Coordinate and participate in regular meetings with the investigator, research project team, and other partners; develop agendas and track action items.
Coordinate communication with study team, center administrative staff, and local and national partners (which may include state agencies, health departments, and academic/research organizations).
Prepare and collaborate on press releases, social media updates, power-point presentations and manuscripts for publication.
Supervisory responsibilities: This position will supervise a UW research staff member
Complete other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Master's degree in public health, community science, social work, environmental science or related field •At least two years’ experience in the field of public health with specific experience in community-based participatory research and health promotion •Experience coordinating complex projects with multiple project team members who come from a variety of professional backgrounds •Ability to represent UW Department of Family Medicine in a professional and congenial manner with professional colleagues both within academia and in public and private organizations outside of academia •Experience working with academic investigators and researchers, members of community organizations •Demonstrated research skills, in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis) •Demonstrated public speaking and presentation skills, both with and without Microsoft PowerPoint •Demonstrated ability to write grants and successfully secure funding for research and project activities •Excellent verbal and written communication skills •Able to work both independently with limited supervision, and as part of a team •Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and to address complex situations with creativity •Communicate well with people from diverse ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds •Demonstrated ability to review existing research, literature, and resources to contribute to the creation of evidence-based materials and research instruments •Highly organized and attentive to detail •Ability to balance multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints •Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint •Understands and values UW’s commitment to inclusiveness. Demonstrates respect and commitment to diversity
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Minimum 2 years’ work experience in public health, community science, social work, environmental science or related field •Multilingual •Strong interest in women’s health and family planning •Educational emphasis in community-based public health practice •Experience preparing and managing the UW human subjects/Institutional Review Board process •Prior experience with Dedoose or Atlas.ti and/or statistical software, e.g. SPSS, Stata •Experience working in evaluation science, implementation science or quality improvement
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT A large percentage of work involves using computers, tablets, smart phones or other technology. Ability to work some evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. May work remotely.
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