University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 9, 2020
Req #: 179668
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: Seattle  
Posting Date: 06/08/2020 
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 has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator position. The position will support various research projects related to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Stekler Lab.

The Stekler Lab believes that communities must be centered in the work they do. Hence, they strongly encourage applications from people with the identities they work with or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Job Duties

Research Administration

  • Direct day-to-day research-related activities.
  • Draft research protocols, operations procedures, and data collection materials.
  • Draft, finalize and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, study consent forms, study modification requests and status reports.
  • Communicate with Human Subjects Division (HSD) about questions and problems, as needed.
  • Submit study modifications to the IRB, as needed.
  • Program study surveys and monitor data collection and management.
  • Develop study materials, including recruitment and educational materials.
  • Coordinate and purchase research-related supplies
  • Design and develop data management strategies for tracking participant progress, contractual deliverables and study results
  • Design and develop data collection forms, protocols, standard operating procedures, and surveys
  • Develop budgets and interface with Fiscal staff on grant applications
  • Monitor and manage research expenditures

    Human subjects management

  • Perform qualitative research activities, including facilitating focus groups and interviewing participants and coding transcripts using qualitative software.
  • Maintain confidentiality of study records.
  • Manage communications with internal research team and outside collaborators.
  • Obtain and document informed consent for study participation, as needed.
  • Maintain professionalism and the highest standards of research ethics during all communications with participants.
  • Transport specimens as needed.
  • Audit research activities to ensure compliance with local research ethics standards.

    Analysis and presentation of research results

  • Conduct basic quantitative data analysis, generating data tables and summary statistics.
  • Contribute to the development of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.

    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 Public Health, Biology, Psychology or related field plus a minimum 2 years of experience in:

  • Project management and/or human subjects research experience.
  • Experience collaborating with and contributing to a research team.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and conduct follow-up.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.  
  • Skills in communicating openly on sexual and substance use topics, including HIV/AIDS, addiction, and mental health concerns, without prejudice.

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


  • Masters of Public Health
  • Experience conducting clinical studies with research participants
  • Experience working or networking within the Seattle LGBTQ communities, particularly communities of color
  • Experience with REDCap, Microsoft Access, Dedoose or other qualitative analysis software, and Stata or other statistical software.
  • Spanish language fluency


    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