University of Washington School of Public Health
Research Coordinator - University of Washington - Department of Pediatrics
Closing Date: August 1, 2018
Posted: May 30, 2018
The UW Department of PEDIATRICS is dedicated to improving the health of all children by educating physicians of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation’s best pediatric clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Division of General PEDIATRICS has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
The Research Coordinator will provide substantial contributions to the functioning of two projects: the Environmental Enteric Dysfunction Biopsy Initiative (EEDBI) Consortium and the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling which is a substudy within the parent Childhood Acute Illness & Nutrition Network (MITS in CHAIN). These are fundamentally complex projects with multiple components and engaging diverse stakeholders. The Research Coordinator position is essential to the successful execution of these projects and requires professional judgement, project management experience and content knowledge in order to independently oversee, coordinate, as well as respond to multiple demands and requests from the Principal Investigator (PI), collaborating institutions, multiple investigators, sponsors, and regulatory agencies. A successful applicant will work closely and under the direction of the PI, but must be able to work independently, be very detail-oriented, take initiative and be self-directed, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills, and manage time efficiently.
Working under the general direction of the PI, the Research Coordinator will directly contribute to the success of the two current projects and future related projects. Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Write and maintain SOPs and CRFs
• Participate in developing and maintaining telepathology platforms and databases
• Lead the conduct of data quality checks and communications about data issues identified
• Prepare relevant reports
• Independent coordinate project activities and responsibilities between stakeholders inside and outside of the University
• Independently oversee and coordinate multiple components of multiple studies
• Using professional judgment and project management experience, the Research Coordinator will respond to fundamentally complex and challenging projects with multiple demands and requests from collaborating institutions, multiple investigators, sponsors, and regulatory agencies
• Work independently, be very detail-oriented, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including cross-cultural communication skills
• Communicate with the funder, collaborators, consortium investigators and stakeholders
• Organize and coordinate meetings, especially via international teleconference, ensure logistical success of the teleconferences, take minutes, and follow-up with Consortium members by phone and email on action items
• Ensure that the projects stay on track, tracking milestones to ensure attainment in a timely fashion.
• Submit human subjects applications
• Prepare relevant reports
• Ability to travel (up to two international and two domestic trips per annum) to study sites or meetings, including to countries with lack of adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. Travel is contingent on project needs and funding.
Bachelor’s degree in Arts or Science in a health-related major.
3-4 years of related work experience. Possess excellent professional judgment, reliability and attention to detail. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with research and clinical/medical staff and across cultures.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in medical research. Ability to manage grant cycle including human subjects requirements, reporting requests, and application of responsible fiscal management.
Proficiency with standard MS Office software, including Word, Excel and Power Point and with EndNote Reference Manager software.
Master of Public Health (MPH) or similar degree.
Experience with Stata, RedCap, and Access software programs for data analysis. Experience with Trello for project management.
Work or content experience in any/all of the following areas: diarrheal diseases, global child health, malnutrition, environmental enteric dysfunction.
Familiarity with uploading information to a variety of online communication and project management tools as well as using social media and website development and maintanence.
Familiarity with grant preparation and human subjects applications as they pertain to pediatric research, fiscal oversight and project management.
Experience managing clinical research studies. Demonstrated knowledge of University of Washington rules and regulations governing grants and contracts.