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This recruitment will be used to fill two open positions.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Recognizing the need to address the enormous problems caused by alcohol and drug abuse, the University of Washington established the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI)in October of 1973 as an interdisciplinary research center. From its beginning, the mission of the Institute has been to conduct and support substance abuse research at the University of Washington, and disseminate research findings in substance abuse.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute has outstanding opportunities for two Research Study Assistants who will be responsible for assisting in the administration of a NIDA-funded multi-site study investigating opioid use disorder at the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Emergency Department. The primary purpose of the Research Assistant position is to carry out the day-to-day activities of this study. The Research Assistants will work in collaboration with investigators and staff at Harborview in coordination with investigators and staff from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in implementing this study protocol. All research tasks will occur at HMC. The ideal candidate will be motivated and detail-oriented and eager to participate in this exciting multi-disciplinary research project within the fast-paced environment of the Emergency Department.
Recruiting, interviewing, and screening potential subjects in the HMC Emergency Department and determining eligibility according to established criteria. This will include answering participants' questions regarding study protocol; reviewing and explaining consent forms to engage participants in informed consent process, reviewing and explaining study questionnaires, and maintaining confidentiality of participant records. Of note: interviews will involve questions regarding substance use and behavioral health.
Using an electronic medical record system within the emergency department to identify potential subjects.
Administering the informed consent and study assessments.
Coordinating follow-up visits.
Gathering, recording, organizing, and verifying the accuracy of research study data.
Entering data and responding to missing data, data queries, and data audits.
Maintaining regulatory documentation and study files.
Complying with Good Clinical Practice standards.
Complying with study protocol and standard operating procedures.
Responding to quality assurance monitoring within the node and by the sponsor's contract monitor.
Participating in meetings related to the protocol, including communication with lead node.
Tracking study supply inventory and assisting with ordering supplies as needed.
Completing other project specific research tasks.
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Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience
OR equivalent education/experience.
Four years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area and one year of appropriate experience or equivalent education/experience. A Bachelor of Arts/Science in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, or other relevant academic area is required. Strong computer knowledge required, preferably with adequate research-based experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Internet Explorer.
Prior experience with substance using populations and in research methods is highly desirable. Experience in healthcare settings is also highly desirable.
Condition of Employment:
This is a full-time benefited position. Candidates must be able to work 40 hours per week, and be available to work some early mornings, evenings, and weekend shifts. Hours are between 8:00 am and midnight 7 days per week, and will be shared between staff.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.