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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington has long been prominent nationally and internationally. Through support provided by NIH-sponsored training grants, the Division has one of the largest and most well-known postdoctoral training programs in the United States.
The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1 position. This will start as a 50% part-time, benefits eligible position and is planned to transition to full-time in spring 2018 when the study activities are scheduled to increase. The study will design, conduct, and evaluate a study aimed at increasing and supporting the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among HIV-negative cismen and trans* who use methamphetamine. The Research Study Coordinator 1 will support study operations and will provide support to participants.
The responsibilities of the Research Study Assistant include:
Attend and assist in conduct of formative work and focus groups to develop study interventions.
Assist in developing study materials, including recruitment and educational materials.
Assist in the development of research protocols, data collection methods protocols and strategies for data management.
Implement study interventions, potentially including: - Set up in-person meetings with study participants. - Provide education around PrEP and provide referrals to local resources for substance use, mental health, and housing, as desired by participants - Assist study participants with insurance and drug assistance paperwork. - Schedule and assist participants with study visits and pharmacy refills, potentially including attending clinical visits, assisting in transportation, or delivering medications. - Contact study participants via phone and text message to check-in and remind them of visits and procedures and support medication adherence. - Conduct the text messaging intervention. - Engage in participant retention activities.
Communicate with clinical sites, medical providers, pharmacies, research participants, and the study team regarding medical prescriptions, laboratory results, and study visits.
Maintain accurate and timely data entry of study visits and contacts in databases tracking details of subjects' study participation.
Maintain confidentiality of study records.
Maintain professionalism and the highest standards of research ethics during all communications with participants.
Transport specimens as needed.
Collaborate with local research team members to meet study objectives.
Attend relevant staff and community meetings.
Assist in preparation of funder progress reports and IRB status reports
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Two years of college level coursework in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.
Experience working or networking with substance users, particularly methamphetamine users.
Strong people skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Flexibility with work schedule for communications with study participants.
Willingness and ability to follow research protocols.
Skill in communicating openly on sexual and substance use topics, including HIV/AIDS, addiction, and mental health concerns, without prejudice.
Experience working within the Seattle LGBTQ community.
Experience conducting clinical studies with research participants
Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications or other databases
Spanish language fluency
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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