Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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 Benefits page.
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.
The Department of Urology at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top urology programs in the country. Our four word motto reflects our mission: Cure, Comfort, Teach, and Wonder. As a clinical department, our emphasis is "to cure the patient when possible and comfort always". This preoccupation applies not only to routine urologic management but also to the difficult and/or unusual conditions requiring special knowledge and skill. In addition, all professional members of this department have embraced this motto because they wish to teach didactically and by example. This teaching involves medical students, resident physicians, and surgeon fellows in a way that enhances the care of the patient. Finally, most people are in academic medicine because they are intellectually fascinated with the Wonder of medical biology and human nature. Clinical and applied laboratory research is a major mission of this department and its national ranking is in part because of outstanding research productivity in many urologic subspecialties including cancer, infection, pediatrics, sexual function, transplantation, trauma, and women's healthcare. As such, another major focus of the department is to train urologic researchers and surgeon scientists for the future.
The Department of Urology currently has an outstanding opportunity for an 80% RESEARCH COORDINATOR.
The University of Washington is one of 4 selected clinical centers to make up the NIH Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN). In the United States, urinary stone disease (USD) affects 1 in 9 adults, exerting a substantial burden related to pain, lost work, and healthcare expenditures that add up to $10 billion per year. The per capita disability from USD in the United States is higher than any other nation, potentially reflecting the cost and side effects of intensive treatment. USD has also increased in children as well. A team of investigators with broad experience in urology, pediatrics, nephrology, health services, bioinformatics, pharmacogenetics, pain medicine, and biostatistics across the University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System will address this complex problem, harnessing the extensive patient care and research infrastructure of these institutions.
Our specific aims include: (1) to determine the effectiveness of a short message service (SMS, or text) reminder-optimized, fluid-intake intervention on kidney stone recurrence in urinary stone formers; (2) to characterize the symptom burden of ureteral stents and to evaluate strategies that reduce ureteral stent-related pain and discomfort; and (3) to identify novel mechanistic candidates associated with stent-related pain and urinary bother.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing and coordinating the human subjects studies. He or she will enroll participants, coordinate studies, and collect data from patient charts. He or she will maintain the data and patients information according to IRB requirements. He or she will work with the PI's of each clinical site to collect and organize the data from the human subjects studies. The coordinator will follow up participant questions or concerns that might arise.
Coordinate Research: 40%:
Coordinate research data collection efforts across multiple institutions: UWMC/NWH, and Seattle Children's Hospital.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with health care providers, sponsors, and staff, responding to inquiries in a timely manner.
Project management of study timelines and deliverables.
Collect data from patient charts.
Maintain integrity and security of subject and study data, researching data repositories as needed and refining data collection methods.
Improve research design by noting discrepancies, errors in data, participant difficulties, and resolving issues in collaboration with PIs.
Coordination of Human Subjects: 30%:
Enroll study subjects in research study.
Prepare Human Subjects (IRB) forms and reports.
Respond to any participant questions or concerns that may arise.
Preparation of Sponsor Reports: 10%:
Collect and collate data for sponsor reports.
Prepare sections of sponsor reports.
Contribute to Research Proposals and Manuscripts for Publication: 20%:
Contribute to development of research proposals.
Research sponsors and search for RFAs.
Edit manuscripts for publication.
May prepare slides, figures, or data tables for presentations.
Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years' experience coordination projects and data or equivalent education/experience
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in psychology, health metrics, nursing, biology, genetics, or related field.
Extensive experience coordinating human subjects research or clinical trials.
Ability to commute between study sites at UWMC, UW Health Sciences, the Veteran's Administration, Children's Hospital.
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 Work 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.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
Successful completion of research coordinator training from UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences for this project.
Human subjects certification, or willingness to obtain it within 30 days.
Completion of HIPAA / patient data training within first 30 days.
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.