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The Division of Critical Care Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a 60% FTE part-time Research Study Assistant. The UW Biomedical Optics Laboratory is developing novel noninvasive tools to better assess clinical status and to understand physiology related to cardiopulmonary insufficiency. Our laboratory is working collaboratively with Opticyte, Inc. a start-up company commercializing technology developed in our UW laboratory. The Research Study Assistant (RSA) will provide support for new and ongoing research projects in the UW Biomedical Optics Laboratory, including clinical studies at UW Medicine Hospitals and at Swedish Medical Center, and will independently maintain clinical and research protocols. The RSA will work under the general direction of Research Principal Investigator (PI), and under the lead Research Coordinator. The RSA will primarily perform data collection efforts which will include collaborating with other members of the Biomedical Optics group at UW and the research team at Swedish Medical Center.
The RSA will support the trial(s) protocol and revisions; attend investigator and lab meetings, establish and organize study files, including but not limited to, informed consent documents, case report forms, and enrollment logs. This individual will assist in the successful execution and completion of the clinical studies within time frames needed to meet the research objectives.
RESPONSIBILITIES Job duties include but are not limited to: •Participate in data collection from study subjects at multiple sites: including the UW Biomedical Research Lab, UW Hospitals (Harborview and the Montlake Hospital) and Swedish Medical Center – Cherry Hill Campus. •Comply with established IRB protocols. •Perform data recording and archiving to established standards. •Perform basic calibration of the optical equipment. •Collect optical data with a custom designed optical spectrometer system in a clinical setting, including the operating room and in the ICU. •Collect control data from subjects in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory. •Review optical data for sufficient quality. •Understand the IRB protocols in place for multiple research projects. •Adhere to all policies and procedures as specified by the IRB. •Report data relevant to carrying out of research projects, including any adverse events that occur. •Coordinate retrieval of clinical data from the Swedish Research Team. •Transfer, back-up and store data files. •Maintain accurate and complete data records for all subjects studied •Other duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: •Willing to work some evening hours •Able to commute to and work at Swedish Hospital and the University of Washington (Seattle campus, Harborview Medical Center) •Work effectively in a hospital setting that includes operating rooms and ICUs •Ability to operate custom-designed optical spectroscopy system with training •Experience with spreadsheets and/or databases •Familiarity with Microsoft Office and/or G Suite •Excellent communication and people skills
DESIRED: •Prior experience in clinical research
Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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