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The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children and adolescents by educating physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best pediatric clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The Division of Genetic Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator in the Bamshad Lab. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will assist with the conduct of human subjects research in a genetics research lab. This person will implement and facilitate research studies while ensuring research projects are conducted in compliance with federal regulations, institutional/departmental guidelines, and standards of Good Clinical Practice.
Research coordination is an integral part of the management, organization, and processing of research data. This position supports the mission of the University of Washington.
Duties are divided as follows:
Regulatory and general research support (50%):
Obtain IRB approvals, modifications, renewals, responses, and closeouts; this includes managing and/or assisting with preparing, writing, and editing IRB submissions/applications.
Take lead on organizing electronic and paper regulatory files. Establish effective work processes for accurately tracking, storing and retrieving information.
Create and maintain study database tools. Assist with creating and performing quality assessment and improvement methods.
Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that correlates with research objectives.
Provide collaborative input on the development of project-specific written communications (e.g., journal articles, reviews, meeting summaries, and progress reports).
Manage the submission of grant and contract proposals, including writing and preparing portions of applications, and editing, proofreading and collating proposals.
Attend research conferences/workshops as indicated by PI. Provide significant collaborative assistance with the planning of research conferences/workshops as needed.
Keep abreast of literature related to clinical research in general as well as specific to clinical area.
Assist with other tasks, as assigned.
Human subjects research coordination (40%):
Correspond directly with patients and families to determine study eligibility and provide them with information about the research studies. When applicable, obtain their consent for minimal risk studies. Communicate with outside physicians who are interested in referring patients for participation in our studies.
Interact closely with study participants and healthcare providers to collect study data and samples. Maintain contact with participants and address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Abstract clinical data from medical records. Enter data from data collection instruments into computer database and assist with data management functions. Process and present data to PI and study team.
Create and maintain electronic and paper study subject charts.
Manage and coordinate specimen collection and management activities, including tracking upcoming visits, procuring and processing samples, and completing data collection forms.
Ensure research activities are conducted in accordance with applicable institutional/departmental guidelines, federal regulations, and principles of Good Clinical Practice. Take action to correct problems such as protocol deviations to ensure research quality.
General Laboratory Management (10%):
Manage lab meetings including maintaining the schedule, identify and develop required materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations), and communicate agendas to team members.
Oversee the coordination of travel for research meetings and assist with reimbursement submissions.
Assist with the hiring and training of student employees and volunteers.
Manage and oversee inventory of supplies.
| Experience working with patients or research participants: |
GCP or Human Subjects training.
Experience with REDCAP data capture/management system.
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Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
This position is required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and maintain confidentiality of patient privacy rights, employee information, Department of Pediatrics strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights, the organization's operations or privacy of patients. This position will access and use the minimum necessary information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.
This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. The training will need to be completed within 90 days of hire.