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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 Department of Medicine, Division of GIM, has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Research Coordinator.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, this position will oversee a project to develop a sustainable, scalable, and patient-centered mobile health (mHealth) platform, comprised of patient-facing mobile application and provider-facing web portal, for opioid use disorder treatment. The Research Coordinator will have major responsibilities in the day-to-day management of the study and serve as a central contact for the study. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing budgeting, IRB issues, assisting the PI in developing detailed study protocol and research assessment instruments, and data collection activities with patient participants. This temporary position will also facilitate communication with the PI of the overall study and staff from the other site.
This position requires someone with research experience. The PI must have confidence in the processes used and work products of this individual and must be able to rely on his/her ability to be priority driven and move projects forward with professionalism, accuracy and timeliness. This individual must have excellent organizational and communication skills, skills in qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection, management, and reporting. Although not strictly required, ideally the individual should have experience in submitting IRB applications and experience in study participant recruitment and consent.
The Research Coordinator position will be based at Harborview Medical Center's Pat Steel building. This position will be funded by the NIH for 1 year, and will provide high quality research that will potentially have a broad impact on persons with opioid use disorders.
This position will provide project management and support for the mHealth platform; the responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Project management activities
Guide project direction and create project timelines and deliverables for PI; track and manage timelines.
Oversee budget, processes reimbursements for expenses and tracks project spending. Work with grant manager to ensure spending is within budget.
Coordination of weekly research team meetings.
Coordinate the preparation and submissions of progress reports to NIH.
Coordinate and contribute to manuscript and abstract preparation and submission.
Coordinate literature searches and maintain EndNote library.
Data collection activities
Develop and coordinate detailed study protocol and research assessment instruments.
Develop and coordinate evaluation metrics with PI and co-investigators.
Assist the PI with data collection process.
Monitor and manage collected data; perform periodic quality checks to ensure the integrity of the data collected.
Prepares and maintains Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals and correspondence, including amendments and renewals as necessary.
Write IRB applications/modifications for complex research protocols.
Serve as primary contact with the human subject division.
Human subject research activities
Recruit, screen and consent participants.
Organize and support focus groups.
Facilitate timely enrollment of study participants and explanation of research procedures to participants.
Ensure informed consent forms from participants and participant family members have been obtained.
Management of outside partner relationships
Communicate by email, phone and in person with collaborators.
Facilitate and schedule meetings and conferences.
Contribute and assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations.
Assist with conference and travel coordination.
Perform office-related duties such as answering phones, handling faxes, scanning filing, photocopying, and collating, maintaining policy manuals, ordering supplies and processing reimbursements.
| Bachelor's Degree in a Health Sciences or related field OR Two to Three years of work experience. |
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Expert ability in Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Clear communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Detail-oriented, pro-active, and flexible.
| Application Process: |
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