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 five consecutive years.The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington educates tomorrow's innovators, conducts cutting-edge research in core and emerging areas of the field, and leads a broad range of multi-disciplinary initiatives that demonstrate the transformative power of computing. Consistently ranked among the top computer science programs in the nation, the Allen School is widely recognized for its success in promoting diversity and for the impact of its research and teaching across our region and around the globe. The Allen School occupies two spectacular buildings -- the Paul G. Allen Center and the adjacent Bill & Melinda Gates Center -- located at the heart of the UW campus in Seattle.The Allen School has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator. This is a part-time temporary position from hire through February 2020, increasing to full-time from March 2020 until July 2020.The Make4All research lab in the Allen School focuses on many areas of inclusion. The Research Study Coordinator will help with a study of discrimination and other stressors and forms of unfair treatment experienced by undergraduate students, with particular focus on those in engineering and computer science. Both self-administered survey data (electronically collected baseline and EMA), passive sensing data (e.g., Fitbits, phones), and interview data are collected in this study.Working under limited supervision, the Research Study Coordinator will perform study coordination, subject recruitment, assist in study design, IRB related management, and data collection work. If the coordinator has the background to do so, there is also the possibility of database and server management. A person need not have experience with all of these but does need to be a quick learner, attentive to detail, and capable of maintaining oversight of various project logistics and activities. Instruction will be available to provide needed training and ongoing consultation with challenges that may arise will be provided. This position will report to the faculty sponsor/Principal Investigator.DUTIES:The primary duties will include:Leading IRB processes--submitting and modifying applications;Editing measures as needed, bringing inconsistencies or problems to the team, contributing to logistic discussions about study design and measurement;Coordination of passive sensing data--e.g., buy and oversee management of Fitbit data, downloading, trouble shooting problemsData quality oversight, may involve checking in with students undertaking some of this work as well as direct data monitoringCoordination of Human subjects payments and related bookkeepingManaging UW data requests for student information (e.g., student respondent GPAs)Electronically recruiting participants and overseeing notifications, retention, questions that may arise.Managing undergraduate students who are working on various parts of the studyThe study coordinator will collect data and meet the following collection/subject goals:The data collection goal for the study is 200-250 participants. The data collection period ramps up in the 3 weeks preceding the Spring quarter (when hours increase to full-time), and ramps down in the three weeks after the end of finals. During this period, the study coordinator will:Recruit participantsEnsure that all measures are up to date and correctEnsure that IRB is followed and that all people engaged with subjects have appropriate ethics trainingReview and explain consent forms with prospective subjects, and will maintain confidentiality of subject records.Following the data collection protocol as described in the study procedure approved for each study.Monitor data quality.Work closely with a team of undergraduates, and the PIs, to help make all this feasible.Provide feedback and summary information to the project lead on the study protocol and assist in improving the data collection procedure.Inventory and order supplies.Although not required for the position, there may be opportunity to assist with Unix and database administration, data analysis, and developing and processing grants, depending on availability of time, funding, and skill.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: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. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:Effective interpersonal communications skills to perform study consentQualitative research skills: developing data collection, interviewing, data coding and analysisQuick learner, attentive to detail, and capable of maintaining oversight of various project logistics and activities.DESIRED:Unix server administration skillsDatabase skillsCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:This is a temporary Fixed Duration Appointment, benefits-eligible, for approximately 9 months.Hours will begin part-time 20 hours per week from Hire (September, or as soon as possible) through February 29, 2020. Hours will increase to full-time from March 1, 2020 until July 1, 2020.Application 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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