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University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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RESEARCH COORDINATOR Req #:203413Department:NEUROLOGYJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:02/22/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary is commensurate with education and experience Shift:First Shift Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Neurology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator This position is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing portfolio of clinical trials for the faculty within the Department of Neurology. The studies will include studies on peripheral nerve and muscle diseases. This includes researching available projects and funding, preparing proposals and budgets that meet the needs and requirements of the departmental faculty and adhering to University and sponsor guidelines.

In addition, the individual in this position will work with the Offices of Human Subjects, Compliance, Sponsored Projects and others as necessary to get all the required approvals prior to submission. The incumbent will also prepare reports to the funding agencies and serve as liaison to the funding agencies and perform other related duties as needed. Under the supervision of the principal investigators, the incumbent will follow research protocols to obtain data through interviewing subjects/patients, conducting laboratory tests, consulting with the physician and reviewing medical records, coordinating patient participation in medical research studies, compiling and verifying the accuracy of research data. The individual in this position will also take part in the call schedule for clinical trials of neurology.

This position requires on-site work at UW Medical Center.

Research Study Management 40%:

•Coordinate specialized tasks with the medical team such as arterial puncture, venipuncture and operation of electronic monitoring equipment, surgical or invasive procedures, processing of laboratory specimens, administering of treatment and/or medication following research protocol, assessment of patient reaction to medications and/or treatments as part of a research protocol and identification of potential adverse reactions.
•Perform certain non-invasive patient-oriented procedures such as bedside pulmonary function testing;
•Responsible for the collection, processing and shipping of study-specific laboratory specimens;
•Coordinate physician examinations and study protocol for technicians;
•Assist in planning aspects of medical team research;
•Review medical records;
•Keep study files in compliance with Food and Drug Administration's regulations;
•Read, interpret and communicate protocol for clinical studies providing data on the safety and efficacy of new drugs;
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and their families, professional or community groups and volunteers;
•Maintain contact with public agencies which are involved with aspects of the research of general public health care;
•Communicate with the Departmental Administrator regarding the entire portfolio of clinical trials including work flow, timelines, funding and other pertinent information.

Patient/Participant Management 30%:

•Develop and implement procedures and policies to carry out clinical research studies involving human subjects including data collection methods and strategies for data management
•Screen, recruit and interview potential subjects to determine eligibility according to specific study protocols
•Obtain informed consent;
•Enroll patients in research protocol;
•Explain research protocol to participants;
•Respond to patient inquiries regarding protocol;
•Schedule patient participation;
•Coordinate all aspects of the patient's care;
•Ensure compliance with research protocol;
•Inform referring physicians of protocol requirements;

Research Data and Publication Management 20%:

•Maintain records and computer databases of study data;
•Design data collection tools;
•Obtain and record research data in conjunction with physician and other professionals on the research team;
•Manage the electronic transfer of data;
•Prepare interim reports for Principal Investigators, Study Sponsor and Human Subjects Review Board to ensure that each project timeline is being met;
•Work with faculty to write and edit manuscripts for publication and presentation;
•Communicate with pharmaceutical and equipment company medical personnel in handling results of studies (progress reports, case report forms);

Research Finance Management 5%:

•Facilitate the grant application process (Grants and Contracts, IRB, Sponsor) to ensure timely implementation of research projects.
•Develop and monitor budgets, develop computerized tracking and database management systems.

Other Duties as Assigned: 5%


•Bachelor's degree in related field including but not limited to health management, science, nursing, psychology and 2 to 3 years minimum work experience and/or equivalent work experience.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
•Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
•Ability to work independently and in a group under limited direction
•Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and communication skills


•Experience with the UW grant approval process.
•Experience communicating with industry sponsors regarding the terms of the agreement.
•Experience with clinical trials.
•Willing to learn/ability to work with data entry into databases such as the RedCap database

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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