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The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 by US News & World Report and among the top-ranked programs nationwide for nearly 25 years, is a complex academic and clinical department in the University of Washington School of Medicine and part of UW Medicine. Affiliated Hospitals include UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center – Northwest, Harborview Medical Center, Veteran’s Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and Seattle Children’s. We provide inpatient rehabilitation care at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s, and the VA. In addition, we have several outpatient clinics located throughout the region. Our highly regarded education and training programs include a residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, medical student clerkships, and fellowship training in several areas. We also have degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics and orthotics, as well as a PhD graduate program in Rehabilitation Science. With our strong research focus, we are among the nation's leading recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CIDC), and other federal and state research funding. Our efforts make the University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine a leader in the field and contribute to a better understanding of the rehabilitation process.
Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Research program management •Work with lead faculty to create and implement strategic planning for the research program. •Coordinate team meetings, communications, stakeholder advisory events, and other events. Assure that minutes and action items are maintained, updated, and distributed after meetings. •Oversee the maintenance of a center website and social media presence, whether done directly or overseeing other staff’s efforts on such tasks. •Develop methods for enhancing the public presence of the research program through social media and/or website, as well as coordination with UW Medicine Advancement for fundraising. •Assist investigators with dissemination activities to the broader public, including drafting website content, developing newsletters or other forms of dissemination to the broader public.
Scholarly/academic activities •Identify and define research problems, both scientific and procedural. •Assist investigators in manuscript preparation. •Assist investigators by contributing to grant proposals as needed.
Research coordination, including oversight of existing projects and new studies •Design procedures for and direct the coordination of the profile of research studies associated with the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center: - Draft, revise, and enact research center procedures to support multiple studies’ aims. - Design and guide different scientific aspects of a study across different phases of research projects, such as data collection procedures. - Direct multiple data collection efforts across different studies, investigators, and institutions as needed. - Oversee adherence to all research protocols and compliance with all regulatory policies, including the policies of study sponsors, UW IRB, and clinical trials registration. - Manage regulatory aspects of research studies, including annual reviews, reporting of adverse events and noncompliance, modify study protocols, etc. - Monitor studies’ progress, milestones, and outputs and ensure timely completion of study goals. - Act as a liaison between the study team and partners and funding agencies, including investigators and/or coordinators at other research institutions. - Assist investigators in writing and filing reports to sponsors as well as IRB documentation. •Direct the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center’s coordinated research recruitment approach: - Coordinate with other research staff and MS Center clinical staff on procedures in support of participant recruitment, enrollment, tracking, and retention. - Ensure proper tracking of participant recruitment and enrollment outcomes. - Work with research staff based at other sites to coordinate recruitment from MS Center patients. •Coordinate data acquisition, management, analysis, and quality assurance: - Develop data acquisition/capture systems and procedures for new studies, including the use of electronic research data capture systems such as REDCap. - Design and maintain databases that hold participants’ information and responses to questionnaires. - Oversee data acquisition and assist with study assessments as needed. - Enter data according to study protocol. - Track rate of assessments completed and follow approved procedures for increasing participant retention. - Use SPSS statistical program (or another program) for cleaning study data in preparation for data analysis as well as to execute basic analyses. - Monitor data management procedures and data for quality assurance purposes. - Monitor developments in data sharing requirements and assist with data sharing as indicated by sponsors
Supervision of staff •Hire staff, onboard and train staff, manage existing staff, evaluate job performance, and take corrective action if performance is not acceptable under the direction of the investigators. •Oversee the work of hourly employees, student assistants, and volunteers as needed.
Budgetary tasks •Coordinate purchasing of equipment and supplies on different budgets. Obtain quotes, process purchase order requests, and file receipts. •Monitor budget, create budget projections, and complete monthly budget reconciliations. •Assist investigators in developing the budget and budget justifications for grant applications.
Other •Work independently and cooperatively within a team framework. •Perform related duties as needed. Other duties may include participant recruitment, data collection, copying, filing, receiving permission to use measures, and supporting the investigators on the conduct of the research as indicated.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, business, social sciences, English, liberal arts, or a related field •Two years of experience as a research study coordinator
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •A Master’s degree, such as a MPH, MPA, MA, or MS •Education or prior work experiences that demonstrate an ability to take responsibility for or assist in identifying and defining research problems, designing approaches or hypotheses to be tested and the methodology to be used, designing specific phases of research projects, analyzing results, developing conclusions and hypotheses, presenting research results in publishable form, and/or obtaining research grants •Experience conducting interviews with research participants around issues related to patient reported outcomes. •Experience in developing informational/educational materials for target audiences •Experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal observational studies of human subjects. •Experience using REDCap, Access, and other data management systems. •Experience managing budgets •Experience as a supervisor of other staff •Experience working with people with disabilities •At least two years’ experience working on a research study examining health issues, or relevant education/experience.
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