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

    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 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.

    The Center for Evidence Based Practices for Adults is currently seeking a full time Research Study Coordinator to provide support on several mental health services research projects with a focus on evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness (e.g., the Assertive Community Treatment or ACT model, and First Episode Psychosis). These projects are funded by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and private donor foundations.

  • Assist in study design and research proposals for grants involving populations at-risk for or recently experiencing a first episode of psychosis; review proposals to determine methods best suited to study objectives;
  • Establish guidelines for identifying subject populations; develop forms, questionnaires, and clinic procedures for collecting and summarizing observations and data;
  • Extract technical, medical, and/or behavioral information from institution or clinical records; collaborate with state-wide data evaluation of first episode psychosis teams to monitor outcome and response to treatment;
  • Consent and interview research subjects;
  • Assist with the implementation of novel adjunctive treatments for coordinated specialty care teams;
  • Determine appropriate psychological/neuropsychological test batteries;
  • Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data; participate in the development of procedures for the design of measurement instruments and scoring systems;
  • Implement research protocol and monitor participant adherence to protocol; take action to correct problems such as deviation from protocol requirements; verify accuracy of research data;
  • Establish and maintain contact with New Journeys first episode psychosis early intervention agencies, health care providers, and/or study sponsors; assist with quarterly report of research activity to state-level sponsors;
  • Provide referral services to participants and caregivers seeking mental health services for serious mental illnesses;
  • Provide administrative and operational support for ECHO clinic team and participants; assist in the production and distribution of teleECHO clinic course materials and schedules; facilitate delivery of clinical/training content; coordinate instructional course activities, which may include the logistics for distance delivery technologies;
  • Use statistical and database management programs (e.g., RedCAP, SPSS, excel) to analyze study data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts, illustrations, and PowerPoint presentations for investigators, state stakeholders, and private funders;
  • Write or review human subjects applications and consent forms in compliance with applicable regulations;
  • Assist in the writing and preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication.
  • May direct the work of assigned staff;
  • Perform the duties of Research Study Coordinator I;
  • Perform related duties as required.

    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 a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator OR equivalent education/experience.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Skill in balancing multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly in the context of collaborating with and coordinating investigators from multiple organizations
  • Excellent organizational skills including independently managing multiple tasks while ensuring attention to detail, accuracy, and quality results
  • Experience administering electronic surveys and managing data collection
  • Experience with quantitative data analyses
  • Experience in training and supervision of research assistants and/or undergraduate student interns
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively communicate with study participants and community partners

  • Demonstrated experience and interest conducting research interviews with people who experience psychosis
  • Experience with qualitative data analyses
  • Experience conducting research and participant interviews
  • Strong background in research coordination involving human subjects
  • Knowledge of software applications including proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access); SPSS, REDCap
  • Experience with grant preparation and reporting


    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: 556638499Posted: 2020-05-21