Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The UW Medicine Diabetes Institute Clinical Research Unit is a research facility dedicated to the conduct of human studies of diabetes and related disorders. We provide a variety of study support services including facility and room use, research coordinator support, research nursing blood draws, clamp services, and performance of body composition or bone mineral density by DXA.
The Diabetes Institute in partnership with the Clinical Research Unit has an outstanding opportunity for a full time (40 hours/week) Research Coordinator. Initially, this position will primarily coordinate and lead a study on Real-Time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) for pregnant women with gestational diabetes. It is expected that candidates will become increasingly involved in other studies of diabetes and related conditions over time, dependent on the active study portfolio of the Diabetes Institute Clinical Research Unit.
This position is primarily responsible for developing and executing a gestational diabetes study with the purpose to evaluate the benefit of use of Real-Time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) in the pregnant population as compared to standard of care. Based in the Diabetes Institute Clinical Research Unit, and working under the guidance and supervision of clinical obstetrics providers and the co-primary investigators from Obstetrics and the Diabetes Institute, the research coordinator will create, modify as needed, and execute research protocols to recruit and retain subjects, obtain data through interviewing subjects/patients, conduct laboratory tests or other procedures, coordinate patient participation in medical research studies, and compile and verify the accuracy of research data. They also will instruct subjects in the use of the medical device (RT- CGM), teach basic knowledge about how to use the system to review blood sugars, and be available to problem shoot with participants if issues with the device arise with support of the medical device company. They will participate in cross-training in general operational duties at the Clinical Research Unit and complete duties as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Research Study Management:
Coordinate the operations of the CRU’s clinical, biomedical, and research studies involving human subjects.
Perform certain non-invasive patient oriented procedures such as instruction in application of (RT-CGM). Monitor for adverse reactions due to RT-CGM use.
Coordinate physician examinations and study protocol for technicians prepare sample shipments for analysis.
Manage communications with patients and their families, professional or community groups and volunteers;
Work with Principal Investigators, Co-Investigators, research team and sponsors which are involved with aspects of the research.
IRB protocol management for CRU investigators, study participants, and research team to include obtaining consent from participants, explanation of research projects, responding to inquiries regarding protocol and coordinating all aspects of the patients care; ensuring protocol compliance and informing physicians of updates to human subjects policies.
Research Data Management:
Design the collection of and maintain records of study data;
Prepare interim reports for Principal Investigators, Study Sponsor, and Human Subjects Review Board to ensure that each project timeline is being met;
Communicate with Principal Investigators, pharmaceutical and equipment companies, and medical personnel in handling results of studies (progress reports, case report forms)
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Bachelor's degree in science or health related field plus a minimum of 2-3 years related experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with clinical research coordination, including interviewing subjects, developing protocols, and providing support to the medical team;
Experience with diabetes , DEXCOM RT-CGM and Dexcom clarity software system (desired but lack of background not exclusionary as can be taught);
Experience with database management and a working knowledge of MS Excel;
Experience with the UW grant management and electronic medical record.
Experience with clinical trials
Experience with REDCAP
Experience with CITI and GCP training
Basic blood-borne pathogen training
Ability to move between and have different obstetrics sites as primary site of work on a regular basis
Strong communication skills
Fluency in a language other than English
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
A large percentage of work involves using computers, tablets, smart phones or other technology. Ability to work some evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. May have some ability to work remotely but will also work in patient care and clinical research settings with human subjects.
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