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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the 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. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in 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 University of Washington's Implementation Science Program within The Department of Global Health seeks a full-time (1.0 FTE) Research Coordinator to support the Program's research activities and foster new, multidisciplinary research collaboration among UW scientists. Initiated in 2016, the Implementation Science Program is a strategic investment on the part of the School of Public Health to develop a premier academic program that improves population health and wellbeing by identifying effective ways to get what works' to people who need it with greater speed, fidelity, efficiency, quality and coverage.
Administratively based in the Department of Global Health, the Program seeks to engage UW scientists from across campus in implementation research, education, training, and practice to improve health globally and domestically.
The Implementation Science Program is looking for a Research Coordinator who is passionate about public health, experienced in research project management, knowledgeable about research methods, comfortable working in fast-paced team environment, and capable of independent problem solving. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities, including, but not limited to:
Study Coordination 35%
Contribute to refinement of study protocols and development of study materials
Establish and maintain professional relationships and timely communication with sites and study staff to ensure accurate implementation of study procedures.
Foresee human subject issues that may come up, discuss issues with study personnel, prepare and submit IRB applications, modifications, and renewals
Coordinate with other research sites in the preparation and submission of their IRB applications and renewals
Independently track site progress in recruitment and participant completion of studies
Develop creative site specific strategies to improve recruitment and retention and take lead on implementing these strategies
Prepare progress reports and monitor study timelines
Principally responsible for coordinating regular leadership calls and study staff calls at each study site
Contribute to data analysis and dissemination of research findings
Implementation Science Program Operations Coordination 15%
Plan and manage logistics for campus-wide meetings of implementation researchers
Plan and manage logistics for annual or biannual speaker series
Plan and manage logistics for annual or biannual pilot funding program to promote multidisciplinary collaboration among implementation researchers
Assist with development of education and training content in implementation science
Proposal Development 35%
Organize proposal development team meetings and communications
Prepare Human Subjects, Facilities and Resources, Budget, Budget Justification, and References sections
Coordinate acquisition of biosketches and letters of support
Assist with writing of scientific sections of research proposals
Marketing and Communications 5%
Develop marketing and communications plan
Work with DGH Communications staff to develop website for Implementation Science Program
Establish and manage Implementation Science Program's social media presence
Compose monthly Implementation Science Program e-newsletter and distribute to UW faculty
Human Resources and Supervision 5%
Lead the recruitment and hiring process for graduate research assistants and program staff
Liaise with Department HR Administrator to process graduate assistant offer letters quarterly; oversee set-up through department payroll
Onboard newly hired graduate research assistants
Financial Management and Administration 5%
Meet with DGH grants manager to monitor budgets for research projects and Implementation Science Program
Work closely with DGH grants manager to monitor Dr. Weiner's salary actions and salary coverage
Work closely with Dr. Weiner to develop budgets for projects
Ensure timely and accurate reporting to funders
Manage Dr. Weiner's calendar
Coordinate the program's travel arrangements including airfare, lodging, transportation.
Process all program travel reimbursements
Procure items by following department policies and procedures
| Post-baccalaureate degree in public health or health-related social science |
Minimum 2 years of research experience, including research project management
Expertise in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Excellent writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, adept with cross-cultural communication
Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and adapt to changing work requirements
Flexibility to participate in occasional early morning or evening conference calls to coordinate with research partners located in other time zones
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the client and program needs. Ability to work more than 40 hours per week at times due to the workload and deadlines |
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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