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The University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department offers full diagnostic services in all areas, is a top ranked research organization as measured by research awards from the National Institutes of Health, and offers an array of specialized educational training programs.
UW Medicine Laboratory Medicine and Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained, world renowned personnel to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. Our operations are based at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, South Lake Union, Northwest Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance among many others. Pathology faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic pathology.
The Keene lab and UW BioRepository and Integrated Neuropathology (BRaIN) Laboratory has an outstanding opportunity for a qualified Research Consultant. This position requires programming, writing and research competencies and skills. The BRaIN lab’s mission is to advance human brain science, with emphasis on brain aging and neurodegeneration, neurotrauma, and neurooncology, through human brain donation and analysis using, and developing, the latest quantitative methods. The BRaIN lab focuses on generating extensive qualitative and quantitative neuropathological data, including traditional neuropathological assessments, digital image analytics from neuroimaging (MRI), scanned microscopic images, and organ and tissue reconstructions, biochemical and immunoassays, molecular analyses including RNA sequencing, in association with accompanying clinical, exposure, pharmacy, and psychometric data.
Under the general supervision of the principle investigator, the typical job duties for this position include: •Lead and oversee the development, maintenance and evolution of the data management systems •Be responsible for data quality control, integration of database with laboratory information management system, report generation, data sharing processes, and assistance with manuscript writing as assigned. •Help to coordinate our growing repository of collected samples and data.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Serve as main point of contact for database-related activities across a range of projects. •Manage users and user rights across multiple projects. •Manage data integration from outside sources. •Direct the development of new data collection instruments as well as updating existing metrics. •Provide REDCap technical assistance throughout data collection and data sharing. •Design and execute the data quality management plan. •Develop standard operating procedures for data entry into REDCap. •Conduct data quality checks to identify potential data entry and calculation/coding errors. •Combine data from multiple sources to create interim and final datasets. •Collaborate with project leadership team on scope, timeline, and budget for data-related activities. •Summarize findings in tables and figures and communicate information to project leadership. •Contribute to manuscripts and presentations for internal and external audiences. •Develop REDCap trainings and train users on methods as needed. •Performs other duties as assigned.
The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in lab and other meetings, provide regular progress updates, review work lists and prioritize work in conjunction with the PI and interact with the research team and collaborators. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with a variety of special projects, and research related duties as assigned in a dynamic and fast-changing research environment where innovation and novel analytic applications form the foundation of an integrated model of precision neuropathology.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •MA/MBA with some relevant experience or PhD •Conditions of Employment:
WORK CONDITIONS: •This position has operational access to patient health information and clinical materials including pathology specimens and archival blocks and slides, and for these activities must adhere to the covered entity HIPPA Privacy and CLIA rules and has 'dotted line' reporting to the CLIA certificate holders and applicable clinical laboratory management staff. •The UW Research Consultant is essential to BRaIN research laboratory activities; this position requires work after-hours, weekends and/or outside normal business hours.
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