Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The broad strength of the University of Washington is reflected in its recurring rank among the top two recipients of federal research grants.The Department of Radiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.The Research Coordinator contributes to the growth & success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision. The purpose of this position is to promote the research objectives in the Department of Radiology. Working under the general direction of a Research Scientist, the research coordinator conducts clinical research projects in Radiology. This position designs approaches and hypotheses to be tested and the methodology to be used. Develops data collection methods and strategies for data management. Independently screens, recruits and enrolls human subjects. Writes and edits reports and manuscripts, and participates in data analysis. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Protocol Development and Management: (50%)Manage the development of forms and questionnaires for research studies; Oversee, Organize, and maintain computer and paper study records; Perform library and literature searches; Prepare human subjects applications, consent forms and progress reports for institutional review board; perform other related duties as assigned; Obtain pricing for study procedures; Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with departments and staff across multiple disciplines, including health care providers, clinic staff; Write progress reports, complete and submit IRB applications and renewals, radiation safety applications, and other regulatory documents; Collaborate with the principle investigator and other research team leaders to strategize and apply for new research grants. Participate in the design and development of the research plan; Independently identify and define research problems and develop strategy for solutions; Interact with all individuals involved in the study: research subjects, staff, faculty, and study members from other participating institutions, ensure continual study progress and objectives are successfully reached; Oversee regulatory files/binders and case report forms; Develop and maintain file organization structure for routine, daily study-related tasks and supervise research assistants/student assistants in maintaining these files;Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting: (40%)Prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations for faculty and staff research meetings; Assist in developing a computerized system for tracking study participants; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol; Develop hypotheses and conclusions;Design, develop and maintain study databases as required by research project. Data input, report design, and reviewing outcomes. Patient Management: (10%)Develop and maintain ongoing clinical research studies and serve as contact with study participants; explain purpose of research studies and protocols; answer participants' questions regarding study protocols, schedule research visits and procedures, notify appropriate personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects; Screen prospective participants to determine eligibility according to research protocol entrance criteria; conduct interviews (both in person and by telephone) according to established protocol; review and explain questionnaires and surveys with prospective subjects, obtain consent and monitor research subject participation; Archive and ship CT images according to protocol; Conduct medical record reviews; Independently responsible for screening potential research subjects, administering questionnaires, obtaining informed consent, and will handle case management of subjects.Self/Team Development:Provide innovative, visionary and collaborative initiative;Continue to grow your own skill set necessary in your position;Contribute to a team atmosphere in working with all internal/external customers.This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirements for this position include general as well as UW medicine-specific training.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree or equivalent/related experience in a scientific fieldAt least 1 year of relevant work experienceTime management, multi-tasking, detail-oriented and organizational skills and a positive attitude to thrive and succeed in a fast-paced environment.Professional appearance, communication style, and presentation skills.Familiarity with e-mail, internet, and web access.Ability to effectively communicate with investigators, sponsors, staff and study participants.Ability to rigidly adhere to study protocol and keep accurate records through data entry and other means.Must be organized with the ability to maintain accurate record keeping systems.Familiarity with computers (mac and PC); Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and Adobe Creative Software.Desired Education/Experience/Skills:Knowledge of or interest in learning data sciencePrevious experience with human subjects application process Knowledge of and experience with the University of Washington system or experience in an academic or non-profit research environment Knowledge of or experience in radiology and cross-sectional imagingKnowledge of medical terminology and hospital procedures.Work Environment:Work hours is normally is be 8:00a to 5:00p M-F but is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent1s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule. Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary.While the position is initially 50% FTE, subject to funding and amount of work available, the FTE may increase up to 70% with agreement of the employee. Incumbent will work with supervisor to set an expected schedule within the normal 8am to 5pm, M-F, timeframe. Schedule is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent1s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule. Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary. Some travel between sites will be necessary by UW Health Services or other means such as public transportation, private vehicle, bicycle, etc.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, 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.
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