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The University of Washington's Division of General Internal Medicine is considered to be among the top five Divisions of General Internal Medicine in the nation. GIM is the largest division in the Department of Medicine. GIM has a workforce of close to 400 including over 290 faculty members who are known for their outstanding research, teaching and patient care and nearly 100 non-faculty staff members. GIM conducts its activities at the UW Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, and the Boise VA Medical Center (Boise VAMC) in Idaho, with research sites located at multiple sites across Seattle.
The Division of General Internal Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE) Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator will work under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, researching and managing projects for a variety of clinical research studies. The Research Coordinator will work among a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and research staff to coordinator research tasks within the timelines proposed in grant proposals. The purpose of this position is to develop research methodology for project recruitment, data collection, and data management and to supervise the implementation of research methods as they are planned and executed efficiently across multiple research studies. This includes all aspects of the research study lifecycle including study design, implementation, analysis, reporting and operations. This position monitors research project timelines, tracks progress and ensures projects are completed within budget parameters for the entrie research team, ensuring that time and resources are used efficiently to meet project milestones. This position will be heavily involved in the development of scientific manuscripts including drafting, editing, and data interpretation.
This individual will coordinate multiple ongoing NIH and foundation supported research projects. Tasks will include preparation of results for reports, publications, and/or presentations. Research topics include studies investigating the accuracy of pathologists' interpretation of digital breast tissue pathology specimens (DigiPATH) and melanocytic skin tissue pathology specimens (REMI). These nationwide projects are complex multisite NIH studies involving the evaluation of test sets of tissue specimens by pathologists from across the country. This individual will also contribute to other projects including analysis and manuscript development of peer-reviewed manuscripts for a nationwide study on opening op medical records to patients (OpenNotes).
The Research Coordinator will be actively involved in all aspects of the research process lifecycle including human subject approvals, data collection, data interpretation, and scientific writing. Writing and editing scientific manuscripts will be a key aspect of this position. The Research Coordinator will ensure project milestones are successfully achieved by monitoring timelines, identifying risk and implementing change plans when appropriate. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring IRB applications are complete and research activities comply with IRB requirements. Failure to adequately interpret the success or failure of research activities and failure to adequately monitor IRB requirements may impact the ability to accomplish grant-defined research activities on time or on budget.
Duties & Responsibilities include:
The Research Coordinator will design and implement data collection methods, monitoring progress to ensure target dates are met. The Research Coordinator will contribute to data cleaning and assist statisticians with analysis when necessary. The Research Coordinator will apply his/her background and experience in technical scientific writing as he/she assists investigators in the development of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This position will coordinate with high level Research Analysts to ensure data accuracy and consistency across all manuscripts and supervise classified staff in the formatting and submission of manuscript submissions.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for project management activities across multiple congruent projects. This will include developing timelines, identifying and managing risk, monitoring and allocating resources, and presenting progress updates to senior researchers, funding sponsors, and the IRB. This position will coordinate all aspects of the scientific manuscripts development process, conducting literature reviews, contributing written content, orchestrating co-author contributions, and managing multiple drafts. He/she will manage special projects as needed by our research team.
Monitor research activities for compliance with Human Subjects (IRB) and sponsor requirements. Develop new IRB applications and submit modifications when necessary. Create and submit annual IRB renewal paperwork.
Long-term planning and development of team goals, identifying and allocating resources for the team.
Data dissemination activities
In addition to manuscript development, study results are disseminated through online/television/print media, IRB-approved online databases, or public speaking events. This position will ensure all disseminated information is consistent across media.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and/or related field OR two to three years of work experience. |
Research study strategic planning including development of physician recruitment methodology, data collection, and timeline development
Advanced excel skills and experience training staff on excel best practices
Experience managing NIH and IRB reporting processes
Demonstrated experience writing and editing scientific publications
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
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