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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Global Health’s Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) is based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.
Global WACh has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time (100% FTE) Research Coordinator.
This position is currently funded for six months, with the opportunity for extension dependent on funding. We seek an individual dedicated to excellence in research programs, committed to public health and invested in social justice, equity and inclusiveness.
The Research Coordinator will support multiple projects within the Gut Health and Child Survival team, including a COVID-19 surveilance study in Kenya. This position plays a key role in the coordination and management of research activities, including regular communication with investigators and project staff based in Seattle and international sites. The Research Coordinator will support the operational activities of the projects, including but not limited to: developing and revising standard operating procedures and database systems, conducting data quality monitoring, generating progress reports, and responding to staff and leadership inquiries regarding study procedures. This position requires the ability to compile and synthesize information from the literature and technical discussions to provide input on study design and methods most appropriate for a given project, as well as develop conference abstracts and presentations on study objectives and results.
Project Coordination (60%):
•Develop study protocols, consent forms, case report forms, and standard operating procedures (SOPs), IRB/human subjects applications during the study start-up phase. •Serve as the point-person for tracking of tasks and documents between Kenya, UW, and other collaborative sites (e.g. SOPs, enrollment, site challenges). •Coordinate ongoing study activities and respond to project staff questions and concerns, including identifying operational obstacles and finding solutions to support study implementation according to protocol and procedures. •Submit and track renewal of human subject applications, modifications and status reports to Institutional and Ethical Review boards for the entire Gut Health and Child Survival portfolio both within UW and at the sites. •Coordinate scopes of work for sub-contractors and collaborators. •Lead and manage weekly study calls between collaborators. •Perform related duties with other related projects as needed.
Data Management (30%)
•Lead and oversee the development of data management systems and data quality monitoring process •Responsible for data analysis, report generation, and manuscript writing as assigned. •Help to coordinate our growing repository of collected samples and data.
•Responsible for preparing reports and presentations •Conduct literature reviews as needed
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/DEGREE EXPERIENCE:
•BA/BS and 2 years of experience in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field •Skills, knowledge, and experience working in epidemiology studies and clinical trials
•Fluency in analysis and coding with statistical software packages (Stata or R) •Experience with REDCap databases •Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (or similar packages) •Excellent communication and writing skills •Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication •Excellent organizational and project management skills •Ability to work independently •Interest in maternal child health research
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Primary work location with be at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the UW Seattle campus. This position may be required to work outside of normal work hours to accommodate colleagues in different time zones. Some international travel may be required.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION:
In accord with the University’s expressed commitment to excellence and equity, contributions in scholarship and research, teaching, and service that address diversity and equal opportunity may be included among the professional and scholarly qualifications for appointment and promotion. Seattle is a culturally diverse urban center. It also has growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The University of Washington is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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