Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Neurology offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with neurological disorders, through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Through our commitment to research, we continue to gain insight and understanding into the normal and abnormal functions of the human nervous system and how to care for related disorders. We are then able to share the knowledge gained and results of this research with our colleagues at the University, across the nation, and around the world. The Neurology Clerkship and Residency Training Programs represent significant foci of the Department's efforts. We are extremely proud of our programs, which regularly receives applications for training from around the world. Clinical exposure is outstanding, teaching is a top priority, research and collaborative opportunities are abundant, and our faculty are friendly and approachable.The Department of Neurology has been a center of clinical and academic excellence since 1995, and has a mission that includes meeting the health-care needs of patients with neurological issues, advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neurosciences and training the next generation of neurologists in our residency program through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.The UW Alzheimer Disease Research Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator to manage and coordinate studies in Alzheimer and related dementias. This position will function under the general direction of the Program Manager and the Principal Investigator to facilitate and implement clinical observational and clinical interventional trials. This full-time position is based at UW ADRC research offices in the Ninth and Jefferson Building on the Harborview Medical Center campus. This position requires the ability to integrate information from multiple sources. This individual will enact procedures that ensure that all research meets or exceeds these requirements while furthering the research objectives of the ADRC. This position will interact with a variety of populations, including faculty investigators, Center staff, clinical research subjects with varying levels of cognitive ability, family members of clinical research subjects, and associated external organizations. The position will require the use of independent judgement, problem solving skills, project and time management, and delegated authority to ensure that each of the research projects remain on deadline for successful execution of benchmarked deliverables. There are multiple resources available within the University system (e.g. Grant and Contract Services, Institutional Review Board, Office of Industry Relations) to help in this process, but ultimately, the work must be done independently and in a resourceful manner to expedite the research objectives. The position will support the on-going research being done at the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC) and UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC). These Centers house multidisciplinary teams of clinical specialists who care for patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other ailments that affect cognitive ability. Researchers work to advance discoveries and treatments for these disorders. Protocol Management: (50%)Work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires daily interaction with study sponsors, physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators, insurance companies); Prepare updates on each project's progress;*Interpret and apply study protocols;Assess current clinical or administrative operations to identify and establish successful workflow for research subject recruitment and study execution;Work with multiple UW groups (e.g. Grant and Contract Services, Human Subjects Review Committee, Environmental Health and Safety, Clinical Research Budget and Billing) to ensure timely implementation of each research project and compliance with regulatory agencies within and beyond the institution;Prepare human subject applications, consent forms and progress report as needed;Document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines. Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives. Document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality. Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity;Create and maintain study database tools. Assist with creating and performing quality assessment and improvement methods. Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives;Assist in financial audits and communicate with research investigators when financial milestones have been met;Study Subject Coordination: (35%)Assist in scheduling appointments, ordering tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection. Assist in monitoring and administering patient protocol, interacting closely with clinical providers to ensure patient safety and protocol adherence;Communicate with outside physicians who are interested in referring patients to UWMC/HMC for clinical trials;Assist in biospecimen collection, processing, logging and transfer;Perform neuropsychometric testing, analysis, and databasingAnalysis and Reporting: (10%)Prepare interim reports for principal investigators, industry sponsors and Institutional Review Board to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion.Assist in analyzing data to be presented at conferences or published in scientific journals;Other: (5%)Perform related duties as requiredMinimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Science or Humanities and one year of experience or equivalent education/experience. Desired Skills/Experience:Independent and self-motivated Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Strong project management skills and experience with database management Background and experience conducting research projects Experience working with Alzheimer's disease patientsAbility to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close knit scholarly and administrative team, as well as work independently
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