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 Scientist/Engineer 2.The Research Scientist/Engineer contributes to the growth & success of the Department by executing the mission and vision. The OncoRad service is part of the Body Imaging section in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington. This service provides imaging assessments of response for patients on oncology clinical trials. Tumor measurements from scans (CT, MR, PET/CT,bone scan) are completed at each scanning time point using tumor assessment criteria dictated by the study protocol. Working under the general direction of the program manager, the research scientist will perform all duties related to image evaluation and assessment for clinical trials as well as support overall research needs of the OncoRad group.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Image Analysis and Worklist Support: (80%)Perform tumor response assessment through 2D,3D, or functional quantitative image analysis according to oncology clinical trial protocols; assessment involves quantitative, longitudinal tracking of tumor size and function; imaging modalities include CT, MR, PET/CT, bone scan, and ultrasoundEffectively apply specialized knowledge of cancer imaging assessment criteria to evaluate patients' objective tumor response assessments to therapy. These criteria include (but not limited to) RECIST, Cheson, irRC, and othersCorrelate clinical findings from different imaging modalities, discuss and collaborate with different radiology sections, including nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, etc, to provide accurate and consistent clinical and research reportingReview incoming research protocols and assess criteria(s) for imaging response for clinical trials and upload into the databaseCommunicate with trial staff about scheduling and results; this role is the primary point of contact for departmental staff, CRC, and other personnel regarding imaging.Triage all customer service inquiries including OncoRad account set up and verification as well as other ongoing inquiriesProvide training to outside groups on cancer imaging assessment criteriaTrack imaging metrics for OncoRad (error rate, late cases, new protocols, etc.) and report at monthly team meetingsConsult with radiologists, clinicians, principal investigators, and others to evaluate analysis needs and implement protocol proceduresMonitor, maintain, and update daily dashboard of scheduled cases. This may occasionally require working outside of normal business hours (8am-5pm) for stat or late casesCollaborate with clinical trial staff to import data from outside facilities as necessary; includes accessing hospital and radiology information systems to validate patient studiesWork directly with Precision Imaging Metrics for software troubleshooting, upgrades, trainings and protocol adjustmentsSupport the program manager during absence to maintain the daily function of the programComplete related tasks as assignedResearch and Administrative Support: (20%)Prepare images for papers, conferences and other presentationsOversee, Organize, and maintain computer and paper study recordsPerform library and literature searchesObtain pricing for study proceduresAssist in establishing and maintaining contact with departments and staff across multiple disciplines, including health care providers, clinic staffWrite progress reports, complete and submit IRB applications and renewals, radiation safety applications, and other regulatory documentsCollaborate with the principle investigators and other research team leaders to strategize and apply for new research grants. Participate in the design and development of the OncoRad research programIndependently identify and define research problems and develop strategy for solutionsInteract with all individuals involved in research studies: 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 formsDevelop 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 subjectsScreen 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 participationConduct medical record reviewsTrack research metrics for OncoRad (projects completed, grants funded, manuscripts accepted, etc.) and report at monthly team meetingsAssist with OncoRad and research billing and trackingSelf/Team Development:Provide innovative, visionary and collaborative initiativeContinue to grow your own skill set necessary in your positionContribute to a team atmosphere in working with all internal/external customersMinimum Requirements:BS degree in Biology or Science related field plus at least 2 years of job-related 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.Interest in learning anatomy and pathologyAbility to rigidly adhere to study protocol and keep accurate records through data entry and other meansMust be organized with the ability to maintain accurate record keeping systemsMust have knowledge of medical terminology and hospital proceduresEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired:Knowledge of and experience with the University of Washington system or experience in an academic or non-profit research environment Previous experience with human subjects application process Knowledge of or experience in radiology and cross-sectional imagingApplication 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. 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