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The Department of Family and Child Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Director/Research Coordinator will have responsibility for the day-to-day operations and fiscal oversight of a complex, national research project. This project will recruit 750 participants in their mid- to late- 20's who previously participated in a longitudinal, multisite study from their infancy to teen years (1991 to 2006). The Project Director will plan, direct, and coordinate a follow-up study of the original study focused on the assessment of health/well-being and disease risk in young adulthood. Home-based assessments will occur in the field (at 10+ sites across the country), including anthropometrics, blood draw, and self-report questionnaires.
The Project Director will develop, implement, and maintain all study protocols related to participant recruitment and tracking, data collection, data management, and quality assurance tasks as well hiring, training, and supervising staff both in-house and at 10+ data collection sites across the country. In parallel, the Project Director will also develop, implement, maintain all IT protocols necessary to support the main study protocols, including but not limited to web-based tools for activities such a scheduling, participant recruitment and tracking, questionnaire-administration (e.g., REDcap), and on-going remote communications and training for off-site staff. The Project Director will also develop methods to monitor the project budget, track spending, and provide the PI with information required for fiscal oversight.
The Project Director must be able to manage a complex research project that requires working with a large, diverse, and geographically widespread cohort of participants and to coordinate data collection activities that include supervising off-site staff, working with outside venders (e.g., mobile phlebotomy company, lab facilities) and collaborating with investigators at the UW and other academic institutions. The Project Director must be highly motivated, organized, and experienced in project management of multisite, longitudinal studies with strong leadership and communication skills, and the ability to independently anticipate and plan for future project needs. The Project Director must have the technical background to development IT procedures necessary to support the main study activities with experience in specific web-based tools (e.g., REDcap) an asset. The Project Director must be able to travel to 10+ research sites around the country (1 time each) to train staff and be available for the remote supervision of staff located across time zones who will not be working standard business hours. The Project Director must also provide grant management of a project budget expected to be $900,000/yr.
The original research project (upon which the current follow-up study is based) was a highly visible study, with results garnering national headlines and broad news coverage. Also, other previous UW follow-up study results were published as a monograph by a leading child development journal. The Project Director position described here will be key to the current project's success, which could also generate results from UW faculty that are widely published and publicized. The current project leverages work funded by NIH to UW already for about 23 years, and could lead to additional funding opportunities for more follow-up studies.
Developing data collection methods and strategies and supervising data collection and data entry activities
Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising research and support staff
Planning and overseeing human subject recruitment
Developing and maintaining systems for monitoring and projecting project budgets
Acting as liaison between project team and project partners
Preparing human subjects IRB applications
Coordinating with vendors and labs
Preparing project reports and materials for publication and presentations 5%
Will develop, implement, and manage directly, and in a supervisory capacity, all study protocols related to participate recruitment, data collection, and data management.
Will recruit, hire, train, and supervise off-site staff to run home visits in 10+ US locations, and 4 local research associates.
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