Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a bilingual (English/Spanish) Research Coordinator to work with an experienced research team to implement and coordinate the Rural Community Support for Colonoscopy (RCSC) project, a newly funded five-year research study to assess the effectiveness of a patient navigation program for improving colorectal cancer screening in rural communities. This project will support collaboration with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that provide primary care to low-income and uninsured patients, a community-based organization and patient participants. Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator and the Research Scientist, the Research Coordinator will assist with the conduct and coordination of all aspects of the RCSC project.
The position requires the ability to work independently and under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Research Scientist. It requires daily interaction with the research team, research study participants, community and clinical stakeholders (local community leaders, local physicians), and Department of Family Medicine research and administration staff.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Community and Clinical Stakeholder Engagement: •Coordinate the Rural Health Council, a Community Advisory Board, to support community input into the project design and implementation •Coordinate outreach to community and clinical stakeholders, including community-based clinicians, representatives to community-based organizations and patients
Recruitment and Enrollment of Human Subjects Participating in the RCSC Study: •Contact patients referred by clinics to the study to determine study eligibility and provide them with information about the research study. When applicable, obtain their consent for participation and enroll participants in the RCSC study. •Collect baseline and follow-up participant data by telephone. •Abstract clinical data from participants’ medical records. •Enter data from data collection instruments into computer database and assist with data management functions. Process and present data to PI and study team. •Ensure research activities are conducted in accordance with applicable institutional/departmental guidelines, federal regulations, and principles of Good Clinical Practice. Take action to correct problems such as protocol deviations to ensure research quality.
Regulatory and Research Protocol support: •Facilitate the process of obtaining IRB approvals, modifications, renewals, responses, and closeouts; this includes assisting with preparing, writing, and editing IRB submissions/applications. •As assigned, take lead on organizing electronic and paper regulatory files. Establish effective work processes for accurately tracking, storing and retrieving information.
Development of Processes and Workflows: •Facilitate the creation and maintenance of study database tools. •Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. chart abstraction) as necessary to ensure quality data that correlates with research objectives.
General research support: •Support the development of project-specific written communications (e.g. journal articles, meeting summaries, progress reports). •Support the submission of grant and contract proposals, including writing and preparing portions of applications, editing, proofreading and collating proposals. •Assist with other tasks, as assigned.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or health related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree. •Two to three years of experience. •Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. •BILINGUAL: English/Spanish Excellent work ethic and self-motivation. •Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. •Proficiency in Microsoft Office software. •Familiarity with human subjects research regulations and guidelines. •Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage relationships and interact with a wide range of researchers and clinicians.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
DESIRED: •Familiarity with human subjects research regulations and guidelines. •Experience working with patients or research participants. •GCP or Human Subjects training. •Experience with REDCAP data capture/management system.
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