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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.
This position is for a lead role in conducting and managing a translational and clinical research program undertaking studies that focus on a patient population with interstitial lung diseases. The candidate will also be responsible for creation of a research data base. The research program's prime site is the University of Washington Medical Center and involves a number of ongoing clinical trials.
This position requires experience in clinical research operations and compliance. The candidate must adhere to guidelines and policies of the University of Washington, UW Medicine, CRBB, and funding sponsors including NIH, the FDA, as well as non profit organizations, foundations and the pharmaceutical industry. The Research Coordinator will be required to develop, submit and oversee the approval of applications to the IRB. Candidate duties include direct contact and negotiations with study sponsors, budget development and management and thorough understanding of study conduct guidelines for all types of award sponsors.
The University of Washington is home to a large Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) translational research program with investigators conducting multiple clinical trials with complementary or ancillary basic science studies being conducted based on specimens and data obtained in the clinical trials. The Research Coordinator will routinely work with the director of the Center for ILD , site principal Investigators, other clinical care providers, other research coordinators, and research teams comprised of scientists and post-doctoral trainees, and collaborators at enrollment sites throughout the nation. Each UW based principal investigator is typically involved with 2-3 separate projects concurrently.
Clinical Research Operations
This position is responsible for leading study operations including pre-contract activities, study implementation and ongoing management of ILD clinical trials being conducted at the UW and collaborating sites. Implementation includes orientation and training to each study's protocol requirements and processes. This individual will ensur accurate data and specimen collection and ensure UW site subject compliance and adherence with protocol requirements. This position is responsible for milestone achievements for the site, data acquisition, responding to sponsor and monitoring agency data queries and assuring data accuracy.
The Research Coordinator will identify, screen, recruit, and consent subjects for UW site participation. Administers a wide variety of clinical survey instruments, conducts lung function testing and oximetry, takes vital signs, collects and processes specimens.
Responsible for IRB submissions using both UW and non-UW systems and direct response to Human Subjects Office and Office of Sponsored Programs. Develops study manuals and case report forms in compliance with extramural sponsor and UW compliance office guidelines.
Research Administration financial management
Ensures accurate tracking and timely payment of study subject stipends and/or travel reimbursements. Investigates and documents study costs for grant or contract proposals and post-award expenditure management.
This position assists with guidance and consultation on clinical research issues to peers both within the division and with collaborating basic science departments
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology or aligned areas of study with 2-3 years of applicable experience.
Clinical research operations experience including project management and long range planning.
The individual must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The individual must have demonstrated problem-solving skills, strong detail orientation and ability to adeptly manage multiple priorities and timelines.
Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the clinical/translational research interaction, this position must have the ability to work with various individual working styles and organizational systems.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with UW research policies and guidelines including IRB development, budget development and budget management.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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