University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Research
Posted on May 19, 2020
|Job Location:||South Lake Union|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary is commensurate with experience and education|
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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes 41 faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world.
The Division of Medical Oncology Sarcoma Program has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Assistant. This position works with faculty and staff to facilitate investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials and research studies. This position is responsible for independently implementing aspects of multiple research projects to test the hypotheses in human subjects and facilitate laboratory correlative work.
The Research Assistant will work with the research team to collect and abstract clinical data from medical records, research charts, and other source documents. They will work closely with physicians and research staff in providing administrative and technical support for research projects, and may follow complex instructions for processing laboratory samples (including blood, urine, and tissue samples) for tracking, storage, or shipping. They will coordinate retrospective and prospective data collection research protocols, tissue collection protocols, and research databases.
This position is required to use independent judgment, critical thinking, and expert knowledge of the academic clinical trial healthcare operations to effectively facilitate the work flow and promote a collaborative work environment. It is critical that this position be able to prioritize numerous concurrent tasks and manage both short term and long term multi-step tasks. The position will maintain dynamic communication with the study investigators, research staff, numerous UW, SCCA, and FHCRC departments, federal agencies and industry partners.
This position is supervised by and reports to the Research Manager of the Sarcoma Research Program.
The mission statement of the University of Washington Medical Center states that the Medical Center serves as a research resource, providing an environment in which clinical research may be conducted. This position is essential to that mission. This position provides significant contributions to research implementation and compliance for clinical trials and research studies for the Sarcoma Research Program in the Division of Medical Oncology. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the data management and laboratory sample coordination of up to 15 clinical trials, the majority of which provide significant financial support for the Division of Medical Oncology.
This position must be able to work independently under administrative direction on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires daily interaction with team members, and may require interaction with pharmaceutical sponsors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, health care personnel, and patients as needed for the successful completion of research projects. Up to 15 projects may be in progress simultaneously, with the expectation of additional projects in the future.
Clinical Trial Research Support
Data Coordination, Abstraction and Analysis
Other duties as Assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Applicants selected for this position who have not already completed the training for clinical research involving human subjects will be required to complete this training.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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