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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 STUDY ASSISTANT. This position involves support of a variety of research projects and training/technical assistance activities for the Dept of Psychiatry, Division of Population Health and AIMS Center (http://uwaims.org)/ which promotes the integration of evidence-based treatments for common mental health problems, like depression, into general medical settings (e.g. primary care, disease management). Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation, this position will support the operations of research studies involving human subjects. This position involves coordination and support of a variety of research activities for a Division focused on: 1) assisting healthcare organizations with implementing evidence-based integrated mental health programs and 2) conducting mental health research and evaluation. Applicants must be available 40 hours per week, including occasional evening or weekend shifts as needed.
Assist with preparing, reviewing, and modifying Human Subjects (IRB) forms;
Assist with the development and maintenance of research and recruitment materials including subject charts, surveys, letters, brochures and other materials;
Schedule and document research and recruitment activities including subject assessments, MRI schedules and therapy schedules;
Review and explain research projects with prospective subjects on the phone;
Obtain verbal/written consent on the phone or in person;
Screen and assess potential research subjects on the phone or in person;
Assist with participant data collection;
Complete detailed follow-up assessment interviews by telephone and in person
Maintain confidentiality of respondent information and subject records;
Interpret and apply data collection and data management protocols;
Assist in managing subject payments for participation;
Assist in data entry, data cleaning and data management;
Assist in subject tracking and scheduling;
Assist in monitoring data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol;
Use statistical and/or database management programs to assist with data analysis;
Prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations;
Assist with reporting; summarize study results and prepare presentations and reports;
Assist with organization and tracking of tools and materials, including various versions, types and locations;
Help coordinate efforts across diverse research and evaluation projects where overlapping goals and stakeholders exist;
Coordinate, schedule and monitor project meetings and trainings, including logistics, materials, etc;
Attend staff meetings and contribute to discussion research;
Perform related duties as required
Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience
Demonstrated attention to detail, creative problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to interact positively with a wide variety of people.
Ability to prioritize work appropriately and to work effectively both as a team member and independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work on several different projects and with several different staff members.
Proficiency in the use of the following software applications: MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook.
Experience with research.
Prior experience following established data collection procedures or research methods.
Desired skills, knowledge, abilities, or experience:
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Public Health or similar field AND one year of appropriate experience.
Experience working in a research environment and familiarity with Human Subjects and HIPAA protections.
Experience working with public or representing an organization to other organizations.
Experience completing telephone and/or in-person interviews, screenings and assessments.
Knowledge of database systems, data management and relational database programming (REDCap, Access)
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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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.