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 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1 to provide support on several mental health services research projects with a focus on evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness (e.g., the Assertive Community Treatment or ACT model, and First Episode Psychosis). Conducts fidelity reviews for PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) teams throughout Washington state. These projects are funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and private donor foundations. Coordinates trainings, research and implementation studies involving human subjects.Responsibilities:Conducts fidelity reviews of WA state PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) teams using a standardized measure, including all scheduling; onsite interviews and data collection; and data entry, analysis, and quality control.Recruits participants for focus groups, confirms eligibility of child's diagnosis via phone screen, as well as attending groups, consents participants, and manages data collection.Conducts qualitative interviews with participants; audio-record participant feedback; transcribe and summarize data from focus groups; manage and analyze data from training events; Build and maintain databases for data tracking (i.e. MS Access, REDCap, SmartSheet).Schedules, prepares, coordinates, and attends trainings and consultations for community-based clinicians on these evidence- based practices.Advise community mental health agencies and providers regarding program content, procedures, and expectations.Schedule, prepare, and coordinate fidelity reviews for the Washington State ACT teams.Perform fidelity reviews for evidence based mental health interventions (PACT, IMR, IDDT, etc.).Recruit, interview, and administer measures to study participants in community and hospital-based settings.Coordinate collection and entry of study data and ensure adherence to research protocols.Coordinate, maintain, and analyze large data sets obtained from multiple clinical and administrative data sources.Conduct literature reviews.Analyze and prepare data for PowerPoint presentations to investigators, State Stakeholders, and conferences.Prepare evidence based mental health intervention reports to State Officials.Collaborate with investigators to problem-solve research related difficulties/improve research protocols.Maintain budgets and ensure budget statuses are in line with program activities.Prepare human subjects applications, modifications, consent forms and progress reports for Institutional Review Board (IRB).Assist with grant preparation, writing, and submission as needed.Supervise undergraduate students (if appropriate).Perform various administrative duties as needed, including arranging training venues and transportation reimbursement for training participants.Minimum Requirements:Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.Experience working in a lab.Knowledge of research methods and basic statistics.Experience in participant/client tracking and follow-up.Proficiency with SPSS and Microsoft applications including Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.Proficiency with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap).Experience with primary data collection with difficult-to-engage populations.Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as communicate effectively within a team environment.Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.Ability to produce quality work in a timely manner.Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Desired Requirements:Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, social work, psychology, sociology, public health or related field.Demonstrated experience and interest working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or first episode psychosis.Experience with grant preparation and reporting.At least one year of experience as a research study assistantApplication 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. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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