Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the University of Washington schools of medicine and public health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. The Department has grown exponentially over the past 10 years to ~400 faculty, 1100+ staff, and 500+ students, working in 130 countries, with our deepest ties in the United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and equity for all.
The Department of Global Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator for the Clinical and Retrovirology Research Core (CRRC) of the UW Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). This position will coordinate HIV Specimen Repository related studies and prospective specimen collection for a variety of internal and external investigators. The HIV Specimen Repository is a collection of prospectively collected plasma, PBMC, serum, and PaxGene samples from HIV-infected participants, linked to clinical data. It currently comprises 1618 participants who donate blood samples every year, and recruitment is ongoing. Investigators who need blood specimens for their research request samples that fit their specific study criteria, which are then collected and transported both within the United States, and internationally. Requests for specimens from the repository range in size from a few samples to generate pilot data to several hundred samples, depending on the needs of the soliciting investigator. Collection of repository specimens and management of repository supported studies is the responsibility of the CRRC Research Study Coordinator. Additionally, the CRRC maintains registries of both HIV+ and HIV- research subjects, who can be recruited for studies by soliciting investigators. These registries contain over 2000 research subjects. The Research Study Coordinator is responsible for supporting studies involving ongoing recruitment of these research subjects, in addition to collection of data and biological specimens.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform initial review of research studies to determine feasibility, assist soliciting investigators with development of appropriate protocols and project methods as needed
Coordinate repository projects from start to finish, including communicating with soliciting investigator and repository steering committee to generate necessary approvals, coordinating approval of legal documents for transport of specimens, selecting and requesting appropriate specimens from the Retrovirology Lab
Develop data collection tools and subject tracking spreadsheets for new studies, collect and enter data from research subjects/medical records, ensure data collection is up to date and accurate for all ongoing studies
Maintain confidentiality of medical/research records and enter coded clinical information into electronic databases for profiling and tracking of specimens
Maintain a calendar to track dates when research subjects are due to donate blood and contact subjects to remind them of these appointments.
Coordinate and facilitate new patient enrollment into clinic research registry, using EPIC, Excel and Access to prepare daily lists of patients who need to be approached at Madison and various Madison satellite clinics
Monitor clinic registry enrollment and report on progress to research team; liaise with clinic staff who consent patients for clinic registry
Implement research protocols for ongoing specimen collection
Support Research Referral Nurse as needed by recruiting patients for studies
Screen potential participants and administer questionnaires
Explain the purpose and procedures of the specimen repository and other ongoing projects to prospective subjects, obtaining informed consent from interested persons and performing clinical procedures at regular intervals
Work closely with the HIV clinic research referral nurse to identify patients for enrollment at the Harborview Madison and Satellite Clinics, and at the Roosevelt Virology clinic
Maintain communication with appropriate study personnel and clinic staff regarding subjects' questions and concerns
Monitor adherence to study protocol and recruit patients from the Madison Clinic who have previously agreed to be contacted for research studies
Perform clinical procedures as necessary, including but not limited to phlebotomy and finger sticks
Prepare specimens for lab analysis in accordance with study protocols - label catalog, and occasionally transport specimens to the UW Retrovirology Lab or other local laboratory facilities
Process human blood specimens, including creation of plasma aliquots, dried blood spots, and dried plasma spots according to research protocols
Minimally process human urine, stool and semen specimens for delivery via courier to other researchers
Ship specimens per specific study protocol and applicable federal and local regulations for the shipment of hazardous biological materials
Issue and track subject payments from petty cash accounts, gift cards, or vouchers to research subjects
Keep clinical areas stocked with supplies, ordering stock when low
Prepare consent packets and kits for studies
Attend weekly and monthly Core meetings, provide updates to Director regarding ongoing studies
Be a liaison between study team, study subjects and collaborators both within and external to the CFAR Clinical Research Core
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Biology, or related field AND one year of experience OR equivalent education/experience.
Knowledge of clinical research policies, practices and methods
Maintain confidentiality in all environments
Intermediate experience using Word, Excel, and Access (or similar software).
Must be detail oriented and able to proceed with several research studies simultaneously,
Must be familiar and comfortable working with bio-hazard materials
Communicate effectively with all members of the research enterprise
Current phlebotomy experience and license or certification allowing applicant to draw blood in Washington State
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Sensitivity to working with people from diverse cultures and populations.
Experience in communicating IRB approved study protocols to potential study participants and in answering questions and concerns
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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