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RESEARCH COORDINATOR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on July 29, 2019
Req #: 167994
Department: NEPHROLOGY
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 05/29/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
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 five consecutive years. 

The Division of Nephrology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator in the Kidney Transplant Program. Under the direction of the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, this individual will work with faculty in the Kidney Transplant Program to facilitate investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials, identify research problems and design hypotheses to be tested.  This individual is responsible for independently designing and implementing multiple research projects to test hypotheses in human subjects.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Protocol Management

  • 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 pertaining to clinical research in human subjects (e.g. investigator financial disclosure requirements of the FDA).
  • Design, develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Travel for protocol/study initiation meetings.

    Patient Management

  • Coordinate clinical and research appointments, order tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection. Assist in monitoring patients and interacting closely with clinical providers to ensure patient safety and protocol adherence.
  • Develop clinical trial budget and billing plan for patients enrolled on clinical trials.
  • Work with internal partners to ensure clinical trials are performed in accordance with institutional requirements for billing compliance.
  • Assist in financial audits as necessary. Communicate with investigators and research staff when financial milestones have been met.
  • Obtain patient specimens (e.g., blood, urine, stool, nasal swabs, etc.) and must have good hand-eye coordination and fine dexterity to aliquot patient specimens. Coordinate and oversee processing, inventory, and shipping of study specimens.
  • Obtain research specimens from outside providers in compliance with institution and federal regulations.

    Analysis and Reporting

  • Prepare interim reports for principal investigators, industry sponsors and Institutional Review Board to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion.
  • This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required.  The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific and general training (GCP, HIPAA, etc.).
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners.
  • Maintain direct communication with faculty members, UW departments, funding sponsors, and research collaborators in support of the overall research plan.

    Protocol Development

  • 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
  • May direct the work of student helper, research assistant or research trainee.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.   

    REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences, public health, or related discipline and two to three years of experience in an academic research environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience working with sponsored research and in conducting clinical trials.
  • Able to work independently and be a team player; to maintain positive vision, sense of humor, and flexibility; to multi-task as priorities change, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.

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

    DESIRED:

  • Prior experience working with transplant patient population, knowledge of FDA and NIH requirements relating to research involving human subjects, knowledge of clinical trial development, implementation and analysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office/Access and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Prior experience with recruitment and facilitating studies in immunocompromised transplant patients in solid organ transplant patients.
  • Competence with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access Database, and biostatistics.
  • Training in blood borne pathogens, shipping of hazardous materials, certification in Good Clinical Practice, Human subjects ethics training, DMID source document and regulatory document training, HIPAA and other clinical research training.
  • Experience with EPIC/ORCA/MINDSCAPE/MAX record systems.
  • Related college coursework in immunology, physiology/anatomy, and microbiology.
  • Prior experience as a research coordinator, GCP training and/or Research Certification.

    Application Process:
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