Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a full time Research Coordinator position to serve as the day-to-day research coordinator for several NIH-funded research studies, which take place in the Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinic. Currently ongoing studies include two cohort studies of the relationship between the urethral microbiome and male urethritis, as well as a multi-center study to determine the prevalence and correlates of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in men with urethritis, and a pilot cohort study to examine the role of the rectum in persistent or recurrent chlamydial infections in women.
The research coordinator will be responsible for day to day conduct of the study, including participant recruitment and data collection, data logging and data monitoring. He/she will also be responsible for coordinating data collection and data management efforts across multiple study sites for the multi-center study, and for coordinating meetings and efforts across multi-disciplinary study teams.
This research coordinator will be take the lead on identifying problems during day to day conduct of the study, and will be responsible for coming up with collaborative solutions. He/she will be expected to bring some knowledge of the field of Public Health or related field to be able to interact and coordinate efforts across inter-disciplinary teams involving experts from Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Medicine, and Microbiology Laboratories.
Development of data collection material
developing case report forms and data abstraction forms
developing and implementing strategies for data management, using standard software
Assist in the administration of research studies, including:
development and maintenance of standard operating procedures
coordination and purchase of study-related supplies
study start-up activities as new studies arise, including production and management of regulatory documents, alignment of study procedures to assure consistency with other sites in multi-site studies, and coordination of study start-up with study PI and study clinicians
assistance in preparation and maintenance of human subjects approvals
Assist in enrollment and follow-up of study participants, including:
screening and consenting participants
coordinating study visits with study clinicians and participants
coordinating specimen processing, transport and results reporting
tracking follow-up and communicating with study participants
data-entry of study related data (as needed)
initial data presentation
Other research-related activities as needed
Purchase of study supplies
Assembly of specimen collection kits
Photocopying of study forms and assembling study folders
Organizing study team meetings and documenting action steps as a result
Assisting in basic data management as needed
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, medical or related field related work experience of 2 years.
Ability to work independently and prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced work environment
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Prior experience in research related fields.
Previous experience enrolling individuals in epidemiologic studies is ideal.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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