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Department of Medicine: General Internal Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
The Division of General Internal Medicine is the largest and most complex division in the Department of Medicine, with an overall budget of nearly $80,000,000, consisting of patient care revenue, sponsored research funds, endowments and gifts, state funds and affiliated hospital funding associated with the academic and clinical programs within the Division. The Division consists of approximately 500 faculty and staff, with five sections across Seattle and in Boise, Idaho. The Division encompasses units located at multiple sites including the University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake and Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care Services, Veterans Administration Boise, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other outside institutions.
The Department of Medicine, Division of GIM, has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of Principal Investigators in the Division of General Internal Medicine to coordinate activities for NIH supported research projects at the intersection of alcohol, tobacco and other substance use and HIV and other comorbidities. Current research projects include: (1) an NIH-NIAAA P01 the Alcohol Research Consortium in HIV which includes and administrative core and an implementation research study integrating alcohol treatment into HIV clinical settings (2) a study integrating alcohol treatment into HIV and TB care in India (3) other projects related integration of substance use care into primary care, HIV and other clinical settings using technology. The first and third projects will be starting up in the coming months and provide an opportunity to work closely with investigators on all aspects of the study
The person in this position will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day research activities for the development and implementation of the study timelines and protocols, including securing human subject approvals, developing data collection instruments, collecting and managing data, helping investigators interpret data, and disseminating results.
The position requires a high level of organization, attention to detail, and strong communication skills. The candidate who fills this position will work closely with several research team members and community partners to coordinate and support complex projects, with multiple goals and support requirements. This position will require a talent for multi-tasking and prioritizing, to support the main projects.
The Research Coordinator will be actively involved in all aspects of the research process from start to finish—including human subjects approvals, development of data collection instruments, data collection and management, data interpretation, and dissemination activities, including the publication of scientific manuscripts. The position is directly related to the UW Department of Medicine and UW objectives of education, research, and community service.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day research activities necessary to develop the study protocols and for the implementation of study timelines and protocols. Specifically, with the collaboration and guidance of investigators, this position will:
Research Tasks (75%):
• Develop and coordinate detailed study manuals of operations • Design and prepare study materials and forms, including consent and recruitment materials, intervention materials, and data collection instruments and other assessment materials • Prepare and submit IRB applications, IRB modification requests, and annual IRB renewal paperwork. Monitor research activities for compliance with IRB and sponsor requirements. • Use research management systems (such as RedCap) and other study databases to monitor and manage collected data and perform quality control checks to ensure data quality • Assist with drafting annual progress reports to NIH and other Federal Agencies • Conduct qualitative research: moderate focus groups and research interviews; manage audio files of focus groups and research interviews from transcription and coding through data analysis for the healthy foods randomized trial • Contribute to manuscript and abstract preparation and submission
Project Management Tasks (25%):
• Manage and coordinate study data collection timelines • Collaborate with all key partners: maintain open, timely, and accurate communication with all internal and external stakeholders about developments, changes, and/or new directions and deliverables; communicate priorities, goals, and resources • Coordinate communications: write and edit content for study website and newsletter
This person will coordinate efforts on several research projects funded by federal grants; ensuring timelines are adhered to, study goals are met, and research activities are compliant with IRB and sponsor requirements
MA in Public Health or related field plus a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience to include two years of public health research experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods •Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) •Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds •Excellent organizational skills, including independently managing multiple tasks while ensuring attention to detail, accuracy, and quality results •Strong project management skills •Experience developing study materials •Ability to self-motivate and work independently as part of a team with limited supervision •Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly in the context of collaborating with and coordinating a variety of stakeholders
•Demonstrated commitment to working in the field of addiction •Experience in qualitative research •Experience supervising interviewers and other research team members •Experience developing and submitting Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposal and modification requests •Skills in REDCap or other software for data capture and organization •Experience with Atlas.ti or comparable qualitative analysis software
This employee will be working within an office environment.
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