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University of Washington RESEARCH COORDINATOR in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 197883

Department: ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Posting Date: 10/13/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Shift: First Shift

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator. The University of Washington Virology Research Clinic (VRC) conducts research on viral sexually transmitted infections and is a world-renowned leader in herpes research. Our mission is to investigate the epidemiology and natural history of herpes simplex virus (HSV), and to evaluate new therapies and vaccines for HSV. Currently, our special areas of interest are prevention of HSV transmission, HSV vaccines and the interactions between HSV and HIV. Recently, we have enlarged our scope to include clinical trials for other pathogens, such as CMV, HPV, BV, and women’s health. The Research Coordinator is an integral part of the VRC research team and works closely with investigators and clinicians to enroll and follow research subjects. The Research Coordinator will also work closely with the Manager of Program Operations in regulatory matters. Currently, the VRC team is handling several COVID clinical trials in addition to HSV. Position Complexities and Impact: This position will manage a portfolio of complex research studies working with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators. The individual will work with a team to develop clinic processes based upon study needs and support the UW primary research objectives. Additionally the Research Coordinator manages a complex portfolio of studies which includes grant funded and industry sponsored studies. Total budget of 2.5M annually Duties & Responsibilities: Program Coordination

  • Lead research coordinator for up to 5 complex clinical trials and/or research studies.

  • Integral to the foundation design of clinical trials: - Develop clinic procedures/operations for specific studies - Develop and manage operations process for specimen transfer to off-site laboratories - Interpret and apply study protocols; providing administrative accountability for implementation. - Develop forms (e.g. case report forms), questionnaires for collecting data - Train other study staff in study procedures/operations

  • Work closely and congenially with principal investigators and study physicians/clinicians

  • Manage a caseload of study participants for duration of their participation.

  • Prepare reports of serious adverse events and safety information

  • Assist clinicians with clinical procedures, such as HRA/vulvoscopy and biopsies

  • Perform blood draws

  • Develop and utilize database management programs to track participants in the study and assess participant characteristics and to summarize study data.

  • Develop recruitment tracking systems for recruitment via Amalga.

  • Apply data quality controls procedures.

  • Implement protocol updates and manage study deviations, working with monitors, supervisors and other regulatory entities.

  • Identify and recruit appropriate patient populations for research studies. Prepare recruitment flyers and advertisements.

  • Screen, schedule and check-in Virology Research Clinic [VRC] patients

  • Extract medical information from clinical records

  • Maintain database of all clinic participant payments and prepare Departmental payment requests

  • Process specimens according to SOPs

  • Package and coordinator transport of specimens to laboratories

  • Maintain program records of all active protocols

  • Perform Other Duties as Required Regulatory

  • Draft consent forms and study instruments

  • Compile enrollment reports for funding agencies

  • Act as liaison between investigators and study sponsors 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 website, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf) REQUIREMENTS

  • degree in Public Health or a related field and 1-2 years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator or similar role Including:

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong computer/keyboarding skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

  • Experience developing study questionnaires using UW Catalyst- Redcap

  • Previous experience maintaining patient confidentiality strongly required.

  • Ability to multi task with competing priorities

  • Must capable of frank, open conversation regarding most aspects of human sexuality. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

  • Phlebotomy Certification

  • Previous experience in infectious disease and/or STD clinical research strongly preferred

  • Background in medical and/or clinical research terminology strongly preferred CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must be able to communicate clinical information in English to clinicians, nursing, support staff and patients.

  • This position may be stressful at times in that there is a pressure for quick turnaround time on tests and results.

  • Visual verification of small print (as small as font size 9) between two to three references (labels, list, and requisitions) is required on a continual basis.

  • May work with biohazards, including blood and other body fluids

  • May work with infectious patients

  • Potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens through needlestick or biohazard spill.

  • May need to lift objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Long periods of keyboard and computer usage. 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, 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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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