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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
The University of Washington International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) was established within the Department of Global Health in 2007. The Center currently has thirteen productive faculty members, approximately 30 highly competent staff who specialize in study operations, regulatory affairs, data management and analysis, and specimen repository operations. The overarching goals of the ICRC are to: 1) Conduct clinical research on HIV and other infectious diseases of public health significance, 2) Evaluate interventions to reduce the burden of disease, 3) Conduct observational analyses and translational research on pathogenesis and new intervention targets, and 4) Mentor graduate students and international collaborators in clinical research.
The International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator. The Research Coordinator reports to the Center’s Managing Director and will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of multiple research projects.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction from the Principal Investigators and the Center’s Managing Director, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities, including, but not limited to:
Study Operations • Build collaborative relationships with implementation partners at different study sites and manage study team communications and updates regarding study progress and activities. This includes leading multiple weekly international conference calls and developing/reviewing internal reports. • Track and report site progress throughout the study and problem-solve study operations and implementation issues • Identify operational obstacles and find solutions to help facilitate smooth study implementation • Complete site visits (virtually while unsafe to travel) and ensure study procedures are being implemented as stated in protocol, and identify and escalate issues, as needed • Contribute in varying levels to the writing of study status reports to funders, as requested • Perform other related duties as required to keep the studies moving forward and on track
Protocol development and implementation • Work with the Principal Investigators and study team to develop study protocols that describe how the project will be implemented. This will require that the candidate fully understand the aims of the project and the way in which the project will be implemented. This may necessitate reviews of scientific literature and guidelines to ensure the protocol is in accordance with current evidence and practice. • Develop study materials, either independently or with a team; including Case Report Forms, standard operating procedures (SOPs), Study Operations Manuals, etc. • Establish site activation plans and track site progress in fulfilling site activation requirements • Review and approve site study consent forms and SOPs • Create study training materials and conduct study training, as needed • Manage submission process for study approvals. This includes preparing materials (e.g., informed consent forms) for applications, modifications, and renewals to be submitted to ethical committees at the University of Washington and partner organizations in Kenya in a timely and professional manner.
REQUIREMENTS: • A Master’s degree in public health or related field with at least two -three years applicable experience required; relevant experience can substitute for education • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Access, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint • Meticulous organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task and work independently and effectively in large, complex, multi-departmental, cross-functional teams • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and attention to detail while working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment • Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication • Demonstration of excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Conditions of Employment • Must be able to participate in meetings outside usual work hours to accommodate schedules of partners primarily located in Eastern United States, Europe, and in Africa • Must be able to travel internationally several times per year (once safe to do so, all travel is currently suspended indefinitely)
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.