Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) for Precision Medicine was co-founded by collaborative agreement between the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The BBI’s mission is to take advantage of the unique ecosystem, as well as Seattle’s collaborative culture, towards having a transformative impact on biomedical research and patient outcomes. The BBI works at the intersection of technology development and medicine in areas including medical genetics, cancer biology, infectious disease and technology development.
The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) for Precision Medicine has an excellent opportunity for a Research Coordinator to work for the Seattle Flu Study lab. The position will assist the Program Director (PD) with the development, oversight and execution of investigator-driven clinical research trials and non-intervention studies. The focus of the research group is on epidemiologic studies against respiratory pathogens, in particular SARS-CoV-2, influenza and RSV.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for overall management of several research sites, development of protocols, obtaining human subjects approval, contacting SARS-CoV-2 individuals who test positive, supporting reporting to public health agencies, engaging in outreach with community-based organizations (CBOs) and training and supervising clinical research staff in execution of these trials. The position will work closely with participating institutions, including clinics, hospitals, workplaces, community organizations, and other facilities to develop and implement protocols for respiratory virus surveillance and use of intervention strategies to block chains of transmission in vulnerable populations. The Research Coordinator will directly report to the PD and be responsible for data management of the trial, biospecimen tracking, and field staff oversight. This position will require strong personnel management, organizational, and data management skills, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team.
Specific duties include: Clinical research human subjects, data, biospecimen management duties:
Work with the PD on the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of multiple research programs
Work with the research team, including the PD, biostatistician, co-investigators, and research assistants on overall project design and management
Develop and oversee a project management calendar
Help develop research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with the PD to develop study budgets and implementation plans.
Help develop research materials, which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials. Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations
Assist with coordination of key stakeholder meetings
Develop protocols and supervise studies to screen, enroll and follow study subjects, coordinate research study visits, communicate with research subjects.
Serve as main protocol resource person for the investigator and or research sponsor, study subjects, local and central labs, and other staff
Conduct study site visits to track enrollment
Program Communications and Liaison:
Manage communications and work with PD to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, health care clinics, health care providers, and program participant sites
Work with PD on grant and report activities for funder
Monitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholders
Coordinate weekly research meetings
Contribute to scientific publications
Budget & Financial Analysis:
Manage budget planning and expenditures for research studies
Work with the PD and BBI financial staff to identify and resolve budget and financial management issues
Bachelor's degree in public health, or a related scientific field
Minimum of two years post-bachelor’s or one year post-master’s project coordination experience in a research setting.
Knowledge of project management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports
Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize data in a statistical software program for use by a statistician for overall data analysis
Able to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
Experience managing programs, including monitoring of budgets and work plans
Strong attention to detail
Ability to solve problems independently
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and Access.
High-level organizational skills, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities
Masters in Public Health or related field
Experience working in field of public health and/or infectious diseases.
Knowledge using and building in REDCap
Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities.
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