University of Washington
Seattle, WA

View more

Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
RESEARCH COORDINATOR Req #:205812Department:UROLOGYJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/18/2022 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 Urology at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top urology programs in the country. Our four-word motto reflects our mission: Cure, Comfort, Teach, and Wonder. Clinical and applied laboratory research is a major mission of this department, and its national ranking is in part due to its renown research.

The Department of Urology has an outstanding opportunity for a full time (1.0 FTE) Research Coordinator position for a study on lower urinary tract symptoms, known as LURN. Due to the complexity of the data to be compiled, the position is suited for a person with experience in multi-center research studies, accustomed to large volume data collection, and who has demonstrated success in working with a high degree of independence.


The successful candidate will use organizational and communication skills as well as qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection, management, and reporting. In addition, this position will submit IRB applications as well as perform study participant recruitment and consent.

The position has ability to manage multiple research projects. The successful candidate will develop research designs, data collection methods, and strategies for data management, in coordination with the staff and investigators of the research network. This position's work will work primarily be at UW Medical Center, including both the Montlake and Northwest hospital sites. Additional work will also be performed at Harborview Medical Center and the Eastside Specialty Center as needed.

If desired, there will be opportunities for direct participation in the preparation of biomedical manuscripts.


Research Project Administration

•Guide project direction and create project timelines and deliverables for PI; track and manage timelines;
•Manage multiple data collection efforts, liaising with outside institutions and agencies;
•Coordination of weekly research team meetings and regular meetings with local stakeholders;
•Prepare human subjects applications, consent forms, and progress reports for Institutional Review Board (IRB), and oversee tracking and resolution for each submission;
•Regularly interface with faculty to communicate status and to reduce potential barriers to success; and
•Facilitate and schedule meetings and conferences with collaborators, as necessary.

Human Subjects Research Management

• Oversee a broad range of research activities associated with each research project, including but not limited to recruiting, screening and consenting participants (may require travel to various research sites);
• Develop highly positive working relationships with study participants, and maintain open lines of communication via regular follow-up as designated by study protocols;
• Verify accuracy of patient/subject data, including the documentation of pertinent physical exam findings in the medical record during the clinic visit;
• Manage multiple data collection efforts, liaising with outside institutions and agencies;
• Educate a non-scientific audience on the complexities of the relevant research study;
• Regularly interface with faculty investigators to communicate status and to reduce potential barriers to success;
• Work successfully with the local (UW) research team ,a s well as the research network.

Research Development Activities

• Develop and implement improvements to research procedures and techniques;
• Analyze and evaluate clinical data gathered during research;
• Manage applications for research grants;
• Protocol management - develop thorough understanding of study protocol, ensure compliance with all aspects of protocol;
• Collaborate with the PI and department to develop a categorized budget and justification;
•Attend research network/investigator meetings, as requested, in support of protocol management and adherence.

Data Collection Activities

•Perform specialized tasks such as collecting study-specific biospecimens and qualitative interview data collection;
•Oversee data collection process, including uploading questionnaire and other data acquired from subjects onto central study website.


•Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and 2-3 years relevant experience to include:
•Experience working in a complex research and/or academic organization
•Experience developing research projects
•Must be able to multitask, and handle high level tasks in a busy organizational setting
•A detail-oriented, proactive, and flexible approach to work
•Must be a problem solver and self-starter
•Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
•Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff, and sponsor representatives
•Flexibility to manage changing priorities and respond to unplanned activities
•Ability to handle confidential information, and maintain HIPPA compliance
•Experience using software including Microsoft Office Suite

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

•Trained in Human Subjects and CRBB compliance at UW
•Master’s degree in public health, social services or allied health professions

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert