Research Coordinator (Project/Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Coordinator (Project/Temporary) Req #:205593Department:Dept. of Medicine:Nephrology:Kidney Research Inst.Appointing Department Web Address: Location: Harborview Medical Center Posting Date:05/09/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary is Competitive. Salary is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. Shift:First Shift The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Kidney Research Institute in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator. This position is a 100% Project/Temporary position for 12 months.

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for research studies involving subjects with Kidney Disease. This position will also responsible for defining and designing research protocols for the research team. The Research Coordinator position requires knowledge of FDA, IRB, and local regulations related to the conduct of research studies. In addition, this position requires the ability to interact and care for patients with chronic illnesses..

Position Complexities:

The Research Coordinator will provide lead support for multi-funded and multi-site clinical research studies involving human subjects with kidney disease and related conditions. This position entails working directly with KRI investigators on a wide range of scientific projects related to kidney disease. He/she will participate in developing research designs, data collection methods, and strategies for data management. Additionally, he/she write and edit reports, develop and monitor reports and work with funding agencies.

Position Complexities and Impact to the University:

The KRI functions as the research arm within the Division of Nephrology in the University of Washington Department of Medicine. Its goal is to conduct innovative clinical research to improve the health and quality of people with kidney disease and related conditions. The Research Coordinator will have a vital role in coordinating research within the KRI.

Position responsibilities
Duties & Responsibilities:

Patient Management-50%

Patient enrollment including identification, screening and consent of subjects

Ensure protocol compliance by managing patient appointments and coordinating with patient’s clinical providers (e.g. physicians, physician assistants, and nurses) to collect reliable and accurate data.

Ensure patient safety while participating in clinical trials by monitoring patients and interacting closely with patient’s clinical providers.

Collect and record clinical data from a combination of electronic medical record systems review, and participant study visits and physician interviews
Manage research subject participation including consenting, oversee study-related procedures and databases, input data, design source documentation and review outcome and adverse event patterns.

Protocol Management-50%

Develop and implement study proposals and protocols for regulatory review and approval by institutional review boards, internal and external safety committees such as Radiation Safety Committee, as well as the FDA.

Study data entry and quality assurance for all collected data

Write new research study applications, status reports, modifications, adverse event reports, as well as write, analyze and submit safety data for regulatory review and formal data safety monitoring panels including recommendations for action. Perform other related duties as required
Biospecimen collection, processing, handling and storage

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, public health, or related field (equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement)
Up to one year of related experience such as prior experience working in an academic research institute or center.

Desired qualifications

Proficiency with research methodology

Understanding of clinical trial conduct including completion of research subject visits, data collection, and state/national regulatory requirements
Familiarity with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Proficiency with medical terminology

Prior experience working with Kidney Disease and related conditions

Working Environmental Conditions

Applicants selected for this position who have not already completed the training for clinical research involving human subjects will be required to complete it within 30 days of hire.

Applicants should be highly motivated and energetic while remaining personable, professional and organized under potentially stressful situations. Applicant should have the ability to be flexible and adapt to change (e.g. new projects, shifting priorities, emergency deadlines)

• Flexibility or variable schedule on an as needed basis
• Transportation for local travel.

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 Work 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].


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