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The UW School of Nursing, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time (100% FTE) Research Coordinator. This position is 1 year.
The Research Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating the research activities of a complex, national research project. This project (already in progress) will recruit approximately 750 participants in their mid- to late- 20’s who previously participated in a longitudinal, multisite study from their infancy to teen years (1991 to 2006). A follow-up study of the original study is being conducted, focusing on the assessment of health/well-being and disease risk in young adulthood. Home-based assessments will occur in the field (at 10+ sites across the country), including anthropometrics, blood draw, and self-report questionnaires.
The Research Coordinator will have responsibility for segments of the research protocol, including, but not limited to the remote assessment of participant diet, activity, and sleep-related health behaviors, playing an integral role in implementing and maintaining protocols related to all data collection, data management, and quality assurance tasks for these segments. More broadly, the Research Coordinator will also have responsibility for activities related to:
•Participant recruitment and tracking, •IT protocols related to data collection and data management, including data extraction, scoring, reduction, merging, and the construction of essential data sets •Preparation, shipping, and tracking of study supplies •Management of logistics related to shipping biological specimens, including organization of freezer storage •Miscellaneous support activities necessary to maintain the day-to-day activities and overall progress of the study.
This position will require time on campus to execute some of the study related work using our School of Nursing-approved COVID safety protocol which includes wearing facial coverings, social distancing, and sanitizing shared surfaces.
The Research Coordinator must be able to fill a multifaceted role in a complex research project that requires working with a large, diverse, and geographically widespread cohort of participants. The Research Coordinator must be able to implement and maintain complex data collection protocols for segments of the study, including activities related to the oversight of off-site staff and collaboration with investigators and consultants at the UW and other academic institutions. The Research Coordinator must be highly motivated, organized, and experienced in project management of large research studies with strong leadership and communication skills, and the ability to work independently, problem solve, and anticipate and plan for future project needs. The Research Coordinator must have the technical background to support the IT procedures related to all study activities, especially those related to data management and related quality assurance tasks. The Research Coordinator will need to be available for on campus work, and be available for the remote support of staff and participants located across time zones who will not be working standard business hours.
Implementing and maintaining data collection methods and strategies such as database monitoring and oversight of data entry by Data Collectors and other pertinent staff (15%);
Overseeing the completion of quality assurance tasks related to data collection by reviewing the work of off-site staff and confirming data quality with pertinent research staff (15%);
Data management, including data extraction, scoring, reduction, merging, and the construction of data sets for in depth analysis by research team members. Use of scoring manuals and collaboration with other research staff to ensure data sets are complete (15%);
Planning and overseeing subject recruitment; assist in scheduling of in-home visits; perform screening and eligibility requirements with participants and maintain databases associated with recruitment status (35%),
Maintaining research equipment and supplies; preparation of outgoing research supplies and materials; assisting in logistical planning and receipt of biological specimens and other pertinent materials (20%);
- Bachelor’s degree in Social/Health Sciences, or other research-related field. - Minimum 2-3 years experience performing complex research tasks, interacting with research subjects, and collaborating with a research team, especially involving large studies under federal research rules and requirements. - Demonstrated strong leadership, communication, organizational, and technical skills.
- Previous experience using web-based tools for data collection and remote communications (e.g., Sharepoint, REDcap). - Educational background in social or health sciences area relevant to the study (e.g., nursing, health psychology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, demography).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position may require some flexibility in the work schedule, including infrequent evening and weekend work, due to the nature of research activities.
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