University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    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 University of Washington Virology Research Clinic (VRC) conducts research on sexually transmitted infections and infectious diseases. We are world-renowned leader in herpes research with a mission to investigate the epidemiology and natural history of herpes simplex virus (HSV), and to evaluate new therapies and vaccines for HSV. Currently, our special areas of interest are prevention of HSV transmission, HSV vaccines, and the immune response to viral and bacterial STIs. Recently, we have enlarged our scope to include research studies of other pathogens, such as HPV, VZV, and women's health. The clinic is also one of nine sites within the NIH Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) that conduct clinical trials to evaluate vaccines and treatments for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

    The Research Coordinator is an integral part of the VRC research team and works closely with investigators and clinicians to enroll and follow research subjects. The Research Coordinator will also work closely with the Manager of Program Operations in regulatory matters.


    Program Coordination
  • Lead research coordinator for up to 5 complex clinical trials and/or research studies.
  • Integral to the foundation design of clinical trials:
    - Develop clinic procedures/operations for specific studies
    - Develop and manage operations process for specimen transfer to off-site laboratories
    - Interpret and apply study protocols; providing administrative accountability for implementation.
    - Develop forms (e.g. case report forms), questionnaires for collecting data
    - Train other study staff in study procedures/operations
  • Work closely and congenially with principal investigators and study physicians/clinicians
  • Manage a caseload of study participants for duration of their participation.
  • Prepare reports of serious adverse events and safety information
  • Assist clinicians with clinical procedures, such as HRA/vulvoscopy and biopsies
  • Develop and utilize database management programs to track participants in the study and assess participant characteristics and to summarize study data.
  • Develop recruitment tracking systems for recruitment via Amalga.
  • Apply data quality controls procedures.
  • Implement protocol updates and manage study deviations, working with monitors, supervisors and other regulatory entities.
  • Identify and recruit appropriate patient populations for research studies. Prepare recruitment flyers and advertisements.
  • Screen, schedule and check-in Virology Research Clinic [VRC] patients
  • Maintain program records of all active protocols.
  • Represent the VRC at scientific meetings.
  • Perform Other Duties as Required

  • Prepare IRB submissions (initial applications, modifications and renewals)
  • Maintain study regulatory database including record of study funding and
  • Draft consent forms and study instruments
  • Compile enrollment reports for funding agencies
  • Maintain regulatory files for industry-sponsored research
  • Assist with submissions to FDA for IND applications
  • Act as liaison between investigators and study sponsors

    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 or related field
  • Minimum one year of experience in a Research Study Coordinator or similar role, including:
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong computer/keyboarding skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Experience developing study questionnaires using UW Catalyst- Redcap
  • Previous experience maintaining patient confidentiality strongly required.
  • Ability to multi task with competing priorities
  • Must capable of frank, open conversation regarding most aspects of human sexuality.
  • Background in medical and/or clinical research terminology strongly preferred.

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

  • Previous experience in infectious disease and/or STD clinical research strongly preferred.

  • Must be able to communicate clinical information in English to clinicians, nursing, support staff and patients.
  • This position may be stressful at times in that there is a pressure for quick turnaround time on tests and results.
  • Verification of small print (as small as font size 9) between two to three references (labels, list, and requisitions) is required on a continual basis.
  • May work with biohazards, including blood and other body fluids
  • May work with infectious patients
  • Potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens through needlestick or biohazard spill.
  • May need to lift objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Long periods of keyboard and computer usage.

    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

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    Posting ID: 552776235Posted: 2020-05-21