Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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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.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR who will work under the general direction of a Principal Investigator; this position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of multiple research projects that focus on developing and testing novel mental health interventions, including psychotherapeutic and digital health interventions. Studies are funded largely through NIH or other federal sources, but may also include industry and/or philanthropic sponsors. The primary purpose of this position is subject recruitment and assessment including the ongoing development of recruitment referral sources and strategies in support of several clinical trials by establishing and nurturing relationships with local groups such as community organizations, senior housing communities and centers, mental health clinics, social service agencies, church groups and others. The candidate in this position will employ various recruitment methods including advertisements, flyers, social media and radio ads to reach potential subjects, establishing relationshiping relationships with community organizations, patient advocacy groups, media, etc.
This individual in this position will recruit potential subjects, describing various aspects of study participation, administer a detailed phone screen, and once subjects are enrolled, administer depression assessments. Will be responsible for tracking subject progress.
This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires frequent interaction with community organizations and institutions, physicians, mental health clinicians, other health care personnel, research subjects and vendors. Multiple projects may be in progress simultaneously, with the expectation of additional projects in the future.
Helps to ensures study compliance and overall success of research endeavors.
Clinical Trials Management: (50%)
Drawing on a solid educational foundation in research principles and experience in the conduct of clinical research trials involving human subjects, the research coordinator will:
Independently implement and design procedures, protocols, designs, methods, tools, materials, etc. for multiple concurrent clinical research trials in accordance with FDA and Internal Reviwe Board regulations and Good Clinical Practices
Identify problems, propose solutions and implement those solutions following consultation with the PI.
Oversee and implement subject recruitment, tracking, and administration of psychological assessments, data collection and intervention activities including quality assurance monitoring, human subjects (IRB) review/approval.
Train and oversee research staff to ensure ongoing compliance with all rules and regulations regarding the conduct of research.
Manages the maintenance of research study and regulatory files to ensure audit readiness and that the files are maintained and stored in a manner and for a timeframe that meets regulatory requirements.
Employing best practices, designs and manages the development and maintenance of study database tracking, subject recruitment, milestones, appointments and assessments
Research Operations Management: (30%)
Develops on the fly reports and sets timelines for and oversees periodic status reports to PI and other key personnel including progress toward project timelines, milestones, deliverables and any obstacles to achieving them.
Serve as liaison between the UW project team, research project partners at UW, IBEC, Cornell University, UCSF and Akiili, community partners such as Consejo, UW School of Social Work, Antioch University, senior housing developments, and Sound Generations and funders including Akiili, UHC and NIHM, for the purpose of recruitment, coordination, and data sharing and reporting
Research Study Design and Reporting: (20%)
Develop research and recruitment designs and protocols targeting individuals 60 years and over suffering from depression with sensitivity to subject's ability to travel to appointments and to use technology.
Develops data collection methods, and strategies for data management.
In collaboration with others, writes research grant proposals, including independently writing sections as assigned by the PI.
Analyze, report and interpret study data to draw inferences, report findings, analyze study progress, etc. in diverse settings/formats, including posters, presentations and publications.
Responsible for developing and maintaining recruitment sources throughout the greater Seattle area including professional organizations, clinics, church groups and housing communities. Responsible for advertising studies using local papers or newsletters, flyers, websites and radio ads. Expand recruitment database and track effectiveness of outreach efforts. Talk with potential subjects inquiring about study participation; conduct telephone screen assessment and in-person assessments to determine subject eligibility.
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or other related field AND at least two to three years experience developing recruitment strategies in complex environments with diverse subject pools, independently indentifying recruitment leads, implementing new strategies, and continually adjusting strategies to meet current recruitment goals.
Build collaborative relationships with UW and community partners.
Track and report recruitment progress throughout the study and problem solve study operations and issues
Contribute in varying levels to the writing of study status reports to funders, as requested
Perform other related duties as required to keep the studies moving forward and on track
Experience with database tracking software such as REDCap, MS Access, MS Excel and similar.
Experience in administering neuropsychological assessments.
Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus
Certification by the Society of Clinical Research Associates or the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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