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RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR

Req #: 215251
Department: ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Job Location: Seattle - Other
Posting Date: 11/14/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,748 - $6,265 per month 
Other Compensation: This position is overtime eligible. 
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

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.

The Department of Medicine: Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Project Coordinator to join their team.

POSITION PURPOSE

Dr. Julie Dombrowski is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to join her research team for a multiyear research project evaluating the expansion of low-barrier HIV care in King County, Washington and the scalability of this model for other U.S. cities. The purpose of this position is to provide both overall project coordination, and to directly participate in research through the recruitment of research subjects and collection of qualitative data through focus groups and individual interviews.

POSITION COMPLEXITIES

The job duties for this position include general project management and direct participation in research. The project management duties include team coordination through scheduling and organization of research meetings, establishing and ensuring progress toward milestones, maintaining human subjects approvals, and assisting the PI with progress reports.  The direct research duties include developing and revising focus group discussion guides and individual interview guides with input from research team members, recruitment for and facilitation of focus group discussions and individual interviews, and development of survey instruments.

The person in this position will work closely with the PI, co-investigators, and other members of the research team at UW, Public Health - Seattle & King County, and community-based organizations.

This position has a high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and flexibility to develop project management approaches and research tools. Depending on the experience of the individual in this position (or additional training), they may also participate in qualitative analysis, including coding of transcripts from interviews and focus groups, under the guidance of the investigators. Complexities include managing a large research team with multiple research aims; working with university, health department and community-based organization collaborators; and generating and revising qualitative interview guides.

POSITION DIMENSIONS AND IMPACT TO THE UNIVERSITY

The UW has a long-standing collaboration with Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC) that is a nationally recognized model of excellence in academic-health department collaborations. The UW and PHSKC are committed to supporting the goals of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative through expansion of low-barrier care as a strategy to increase viral suppression among people with HIV. This position will serve as an integral part of the NIH-funded low-barrier care research project within the UW Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed by Anna Wald, MD, MPH.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under minimal supervision, responsibilities include:

Study Coordination (50% FTE):

1. Oversee day-to-day research-related project coordination, including communications, timelines, supply ordering, human subjects approvals, and progress reports

2. Work with the PI and co-investigators to develop standardized operating procedures (SOPs) and instruments for data collection, including qualitative interview guides

3. Work with members of the research team to solicit input on instruments and revise accordingly

4. Work with study investigators as needed to prepare transcripts for analysis

5. Develop individual interview guides for clinicians and decision-makers in other U.S. cities

6. Working with the data manager, organize periodic reports for the study team

7. Facilitate communication between the research team members and external partners to carry out research activities

8. Coordinate with and assist a graduate student research assistant with a related cost analysis

Subject Interaction (40%)

1. Work with research team members at community-based organizations and low-barrier clinics to identify key stakeholders for focus group recruitment

2. Lead focus group discussions including obtaining informed consent, recording and coordinating transcription

3. Working with the PI, recruit decision-makers in other U.S. cities for individual interviews

4. Conduct individual qualitative interviews with decision-makers in other U.S. cities

External Partner Relations (10%)

1. Communicate regularly with members of the research team at multiple institutions to develop plans, share data, and share analysis results

2. Coordinate progress reports for funders and respond to other requests as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education this position requires is a Bachelors' Degree in Public Health, Psychology, Social Sciences or a related field. With a minimum of at least one year of experience in human subjects research or research coordinator.

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with project management
  • Experience collaborating with and contributing to a research team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks among multiple competing demands

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with qualitative research methods
  • Experience with costing research or relevant related work, including budgeting and expenditure tracking
  • Prior research, clinical or other professional experience with HIV/STD clinical care or public health programs
  • Prior research, clinical or other professional experience with community-based organizations
  • Lived experience or other personal experience with HIV

    Note: People of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply

    WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to communicate clearly with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, and community-based organizations.
  • This position may be stressful at times in that there is pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • This position will primarily be able to work remotely although some activities will require in-person work at the Ninth & Jefferson Building at Harborview Medical Center.  This position offers the possibility of less than full time work (80-100%)

    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 Work 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.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


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    Posted: 2022-11-15 Expires: 2023-02-24

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