Research Study Coordinator 2

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA
Closing date
Sep 15, 2021

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Job Details

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-16
Req: R-1515

Title:

323N-YN - Research Study Coordinator 2

Business Title:

Research Study Coordinator 2

Location:

Employee Type:

Classified

Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position will provide professional-level support for research projects within the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health. This position will develop and manage data activities, and will assist with study design, human subjects coordination and management, and developing study protocols. This position will also develop data management protocols and assist with data collection, coauthor manuscripts for publication, present on research data and participation statistics, budget maintenance, day to day study oversight, and task delegation to, and oversight of, other team members.

Essential Duties

Study Design and Data Activities - 50%

  • Develops the study implementation plan for recruitment, intervention program and data collection protocols including materials and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains tracking system for study participants; data collection; and all research documents to ensure adherence to study protocol and compliance to Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations.
  • Participates in developing database documents such as annotated questionnaires and codebooks.
  • Reviews and assesses study data to ensure adherence to study protocol and compliance with IRB regulations.
  • Gathers, records, scans, organizes, transcribes and verifies the accuracy of research study data; prepares data for computer input.
  • Performs data entry and quality control. Assists the PI with preparing data summary reports. Assists the IREACH IT Data and Database Manager with internal data audits.
  • Prepares weekly reports on study progress to Principal Investigator (PI) and project lead. Assists with scientific review papers and manuscripts.
  • Assists research lead with project related tasks such as gathering information for annual reports, creates PowerPoint presentations and proofreads reports, publications and other documents.
  • Reviews and assesses study data to ensure that field staff have completed data collection and study procedures.
  • Oversees data collection efforts, including working with field staff and other institutions to verify the accuracy of the data.
  • Drafts operational documentation, messages delivered in online platforms used to deliver the intervention.

Human Subjects - 20%

  • Coordinates the day-to-day implementation of all study procedures for recruitment, study intervention and data collection, maintains tracking progress to ensure study progress along established timelines and implementation of research protocol.
  • Monitors the project’s progress and troubleshoots as issues arise.
  • Recruits and screens new participants for projects and research. Presents all informed consent material for each new participant, ensuring each participant understands the study, the data that is being collected, and confidentiality.
  • Performs data collection (questionnaires, observational data, medical records, record audio, video, etc.) Ensures data is properly stored according to policy and procedure.
  • Maintains project files and participant’s documents organization system ensuring compliance to IRB regulation. Maintains confidentiality of participant records.
  • Assists in the preparation of IRB documents. Communicates with community agencies (clinics, labs, etc.)
  • Problem solves challenges to recruitment, retention, and participant satisfaction with program. Prepares recruitment, data collection and study intervention reports for PIs.
  • Serves as the primary assessor for follow-up interviews and coordinates follow-up interviews with field staff.
  • Takes initiative to help resolve problems that may arise in the field and helps to addresses concerns. Schedules meetings and record meetings minutes.
  • Travels as needed.

Project Implementation Activities - 10%

  • Designs, develops and maintains project manual of operation/protocols
  • Monitors the project’s progress and troubleshoots as issues arise.
  • Manages project tracking logs and provides reports to PI on project status.
  • Co-leads project meetings, shepherding team decision making processes.
  • Communicates with community agencies (clinics, labs, etc.)
  • Coordinates meetings and records meetings minutes.

Reporting - 5%

  • Prepares recruitment, data collection and study intervention reports for PIs.
  • Coauthoring research manuscripts for publication, preparing and presenting on research.

Fiscal and Budget Activities - 5%

  • Responsible for purchasing including purchase requests, ordering and reimbursements.
  • Submits travel requests, makes arrangements and prepares travel reimbursement requests. Ships materials as needed to project sites.
  • Coordinates payments to participants and billing procedures related to study visits including purchasing, tracking, distributing and internal audits.
  • Completes internal audits of participant gift cards or other monetized incentives and trains field staff on specific aspects of the study’s various protocols.

Supervision - 5%

  • Recruits, screens, recommends for hire, trains, and supervises research study assistant.
  • Schedules hours, maintains current schedules, assigns daily work tasks.
  • Monitors attendance and acts on leave requests.
  • Monitors performance and expectations; works with Personnel Coordinator and HRS on any performance issues that arise; conducts annual performance reviews.

Other - 5%

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in biological, physical, health, or social sciences, business management, mathematics, ethnic studies, or similar field.
  • Proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Must have strong written/oral communication and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team on multiple projects.
  • Work hours must be flexible to include evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license by the time of hire.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with Native communities.
  • Experience working in research environment.
  • Excellent proofreading skills, and a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience working with internet applications

Additional Information:

FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link: Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: June 24th, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter

Relocation Compensation: This position is not eligible for relocation compensation.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

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WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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