RESEARCH COORDINATOR [50% FTE]
|Req #: ||141393 |
|Department: ||BIOSTATISTICS: MESA |
|Job Location: || Sand Point |
|Posting Date: ||01/13/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Closes On 01/29/2017 |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 50%FTE Research Coordinator to join our team. The CHSCC coordinates several large scale cohort studies, primarily in the area of cardiovascular epidemiology, and enjoys an excellent reputation for research design and biostatistical analysis. The Research Coordinator will provide research administration and management of clinical operations in support of MESA, a multi-ethnic epidemiologic study designed to examine subclinical cardiovascular disease. This position will exercise a high degree of independent judgment and has delegated decision-making responsibility for operations activities. The employee in this position must be able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines in a complex environment, with demonstrated ability to prioritize essential tasks with short lead times. The position reports to the Director of Clinical Operations.
This position requires a high level of autonomy and the ability to make decisions at the management level. It requires the ability to plan project-related research activities and direct the work of programmers and program coordinators as needed. The position requires a very high level of accuracy, understanding of research protocols, and organization ability, including the ability to provide guidance for field center staff. In addition, the position requires the utmost professional communication.
This research position is key to the success of the MESA study, a multi-cohort study in its 15th year of operation that has contributed over 1,000 scientific publications to date. The CHSCC in the Department of Biostatistics is high visibility in the research community at both the local and national levels and enjoys an excellent reputation as an outstanding center for research design and biostatistical analysis. The high quality of the Center's work helps to enhance the University's research environment and in turn helps to attract funding for further research studies. This active research environment attracts world-class faculty and students to the University and provides excellent training opportunities for students.
Research Activities (60%)
Interact in a collaborative manner with PIs, project officers (both internal and external to the University), and other team members to accomplish organizational goals; provides ideas to improve organizational efficiency of the study.
Collaborate in the design of data collection instruments and tracking systems for MESA.
Defines and identifies research/clinical operations issues in integrating ancillary studies into the core MESA activities.
Ensures that MESA conforms to NIH policies and regulations regarding the sharing of genomic data.
Analyze field center performance and provide statistical summaries of study data.
Intrepret, apply, and monitor NIH regulations and policies for the handeling and sharing of public datasets.
Clinical Operations Management (40%)
Direct staff at nationwide Clinical Field Centers, High Tech Testing Facilities, and Genotyping Centers on issues concerning quality control, protocol adherence, participant contact and data collection software.
Identify study needs and make decisions about implementation of study protocols.
Attend and participant in scientific and staff meetings.
Prepare materials (e.g., informed consent forms, protocols, and manual of operations) for applications, modifications, and renewals to be submitted to ethical committees at the University of Washington and template materials for MESA Field Centers in a timely and professional manner.
| Bachelor's Degree in Health Science, Public Policy or Humanities and at least 2 years' experience in Federal or State Agency administration; clinical operations; or human resources management. |
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Experience working in an academic or government environment. |
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to communicate with all levels of study personnel including EPA/NHLBI project officers, faculty, clinical and technical study staff, and students.
Strong Microsoft Offices skills, including Word, EXCEL, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
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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