University of Washington - Seattle, WA

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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

General Internal Medicine, established in 1985, has rapidly grown to be the largest Division in the UW Department of Medicine with over 300 faculty members located at multiple sites around Seattle including the major medical centers. The Division has been an integral part of the research mission of the University, which ranks third in the nation for total research funding. The breadth and diversity of our Division is apparent and our faculty is united by its dedication to our basic missions of patient care, teaching, and research.

General Internal Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator . As part of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide essential research support for multiple projects within the Partnerships for Native Health Program (P4NH). The P4NH Program has a broad portfolio of research, intervention, and health communication projects designed to improve health among American Indian and Alaska Native people within the WWAMI region. This coordinator position will work on a project that focuses on cancer among Native communities.

General responsibilities include planning, implementing, and evaluating research project; keeping the Principal Investigators and Project Leads informed of the status of the various research and training projects; generating reports and deliverables; and coordinating human subjects review processes, drafting IRB applications, and monitoring IRB status.

This position will work under the general guidance of the P4NH Director (PI) and senior staff, collaborates with faculty and staff at UW and other institutions, and works with a fair degree of day-to-day independence. This position will apply their broad knowledge of relevant principles, practices, and procedures in support of their assigned projects.

Conduct day-to-day study operations to ensure study progress along established project timelines. Trouble shoot to correct problems and take action to ensure that adherence to protocol requirements are met.

Work with project faculty and leads to develop and refine procedures for collecting and summarizing data as needed; participate in the development of procedures for the implementation of measurement instruments and scoring systems. Develop forms, and study procedures for collecting and summarizing data.

Help train and oversee contractors, consultants, and research study coordinators and assistants in project implementation activities such as participant recruitment, digital storytelling, and sample collection.

Engage Native communities, tribal colleges and universities, and clinical providers in research activities. Serve as a primary contact for participating individuals and organizations to keep them informed about the research projects and to coordinate their participation.

Provide day-to-day data management and oversight of information and data collection across multiple sites. Enter data and ensure effectiveness of data collection; implement data quality control measures to ensure adherence to study.

Maintain several SPSS and ACCESS computerized systems for tracking recruitment and follow-up of study subjects; update tracking systems weekly; and provide weekly updates to staff in team meetings. Use SPSS and Access database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, and charts.

Represent the program to other organizations. Facilitate and lead research project meetings with research, community, and tribal partners, and present research progress and findings.

Generate IRB applications and monitor IRB status for projects under position’s direction. Ensure that projects comply with all requirements of the University of Washington Human Subjects Review Board and all relevant review boards at participating sites/communities. Assist with gaining approval of tribes, as needed, by interacting with tribal councils, governments, and review boards.

Prepare technical reports and presentations. Assist in drafting scientific review papers and manuscripts.

Travel as needed to participating research sites.

The position will be responsible for directing the work of contractors, consultants, and research study coordinators and assistants in project implementation activities such as participant recruitment, digital storytelling, sample collection, and data entry.

The position may directly supervise 3 to 4 research or outreach 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 of Arts or Science, with coursework relevant to American Indian studies and/or Public Health

Additional Requirements:
1-2 years of work experience with the American Indian and Alaska Native community

3 years of public health research coordinating experience

Outstanding interpersonal, spoken, and written communication skills

Proactive problem solving skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take appropriate autonomous initiative to carry out study related functions

Must be willing to work weekends and evenings on occasion

Strong organizational skills

Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals

Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Master’s degree in Public Health or related field

2 – 5 years of work experience with the American Indian and Alaska Native community

Experience managing a large, multi-site research program.

Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.

Must be willing to work weekend and evenings on occasion.

Application Process:
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