University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on March 18, 2020
Req #: 178068
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 03/18/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.

The Barrett Team is searching for a Research Coordinator to facilitate clinical and translational research. The role will be part of the mission to help the University's response to COVID and emerging virus research. Complexities of the position include multiple interactions and skill sets: Human subjects/IRB paperwork, interfacing with subjects and clinicians, gaining consent from research subjects.



  • Interface with research subjects and referring clinicians
  • Gain consent from research subjects
  • Sample acquisition and associated informatics development and the use of such to prepare reports
  • For a new award to establish an EIDRC -Emergency Infectious Disease Response Center at CERID, help to establish the research administration network within the US and internationally in at least five countries to start

    Development and Communication

  • Develop human subjects research protocols,
  • Submit, and respond to queries on Human subjects
  • IRB filings
  • Communicate with NIH, labs, and foreign collaborators
  • Setup de identified database tracking
  • Independently develop and implement research project procedures that meet research objectives and ensure compliance with all aspects of Institution,  Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) regulations
  • Design, develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation. Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives. Design, document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality. Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity.
  • Develop and continually assess priorities to ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives.
  • Develop clinical research protocols that clearly describe the research objectives and procedures necessary to test the hypotheses of the research project.
  • Write informed consent documents that meet institutional guidelines and satisfy Institutional Review Board requirements.
  • Work with multiple groups (e.g. UW Grant and Contract Services, UW Human Subjects Review Committee, Clinical Research Budgets & Billing, study sponsors) to ensure timely implementation of each research project

    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 Biology or a related field and one year's previous work as a Research Coordinator, preferably in the medical/health fields.

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


  • Actual experience as a Clinical Coordinator, preferably at the University of Washington,
  • Experience in clinical trials work, worked in international settings or in communication with non-US investigators,
  • Experience filing new IRB human subjects approvals and maintaining them,
  • Experience providing consent, human subjects training, GCP training, MPH or MSc in health related fields where training in public health and clinical trials was offered,
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work well in a team


    This employee will work within CERID (Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases) at SLU at a designated work area with desk, computer, and phone.

    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.
  • 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or