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The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department has an outstanding opportunity for two Research Coordinators to join their team. We have one immediate opening and the other is slated to start in February 2023. Please apply to this posting to be considered and indicate your preference on your cover letter.
POSITION PURPOSE The Division of Gynecologic Oncology has a unique opportunity to work with Dr. Elizabeth Swisher, whose prime objective is studying the genetics and prevention of ovarian cancer.
The mission statement of the University of Washington Medical Center states that the Medical Center serves as a research resource, providing an environment in which clinical research may be conducted. This position is essential to that mission. This position provides contributions to research development and implementation for the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. The scope of this work is to facilitate investigator-initiated clinical research studies, work collaboratively with multiple institutions and assist in developing investigative procedures and experimental designs.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s research program has continued to grow over the last five years and this position is vital to the success and growth of the department. The research program plays a critical role in offering innovative and life-saving care to women in our hospital system. The department of Ob/Gyn and the Swisher Lab are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community (see https://obgyn.uw.edu/diversity/diversity). We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment. Women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and individuals from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
As Research Coordinator, you will be a vital member on a multidisciplinary team and be required to communicate regularly with health care personnel. Your role will be assisting with all regulatory coordination and submissions to the institutional review board, protocol management and research subject management on both quantitative and qualitative research projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Data and project management, coordination, and analysis:
Create and maintain research project portfolio documents with project tracking
Organize data storage and utilize online databases and clinical trial study management systems
Guide internal team operations by developing process-related reports and data visualizations for managing project progress and identifying barriers to progress
Coordinate and organize collection of study specimen with collaborators and participants
Active and collaborative participation in lab and team meetings and project planning sessions
Human subject research support:
Assist with IRB applications, modifications, and renewals
Assist in all study start-up activities
Serve as a liaison between study investigators, research subjects, and collaborators
Conduct independent literature searches and produce summaries to guide project development based on ongoing research findings and future steps
Assist research manager with compliance efforts for sponsoring entities
Draft research and quality assurance protocols for a variety of data collection efforts, that meet research objectives and ensure compliance with University of Washington and funder guidelines
Contribute to quality assurance checks and ongoing monitoring
Assist with screening and enrollment of patients for clinical and qualitative studies, including by communicating the study protocol, conducting verbal and written informed consent to potential subjects, and scheduling for research activities.
Oversee, maintain and complete data collection and entry for an extensive computerized subject database
Maintain secure patient database/medical chart abstraction from data available in medical records.
Other administrative duties as needed:
Support Dr. Swisher and project team by maintaining communications with collaborators, review boards or other inquiries regarding current or future research studies
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator OR equivalent education/experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of data analysis and their applications to research
Intermediate or higher-level skills of MS Office suite
Independent time management skills, including ability to prioritize workload
Excellent ability to work in teams.
Prior professional or community experience in reproductive/gynecologic health & healthcare,
Experience with qualitative methods
Experience in cancer care or research
Experience working with institutional review boards
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This position will work in clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator training is required, including research-specific training in Protection of Human Research Subjects, Good Clinical Practices and HIPAA compliance. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training.
Application Process: The application process 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.
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