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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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UW Human Resources


Req #: 174285
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/20/2019 
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 six consecutive years. 

The Department of Family and Child Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.  The Research Coordinator will play a key role in assisting the research team with a variety of research activities related to a complex, national research project. This project will recruit approximately 750 participants in their mid- to late- 20’s who previously participated in a longitudinal, multisite study from their infancy to teen years (1991 to 2006). A follow-up study of the original study is being conducted, focusing on the assessment of health/well-being and disease risk in young adulthood. Home-based assessments will occur in the field (at 10+ sites across the country), including anthropometrics, blood draw, and self-report questionnaires.

The Research Coordinator will have responsibility for research tasks, including, but not limited to, recruitment activities (e.g., phone screen), scheduling activities, study visit preparation activities (e.g., assembling and shipping supplies), data collection activities (e.g., phone-based diet assessment), data management (e.g., data entry) and numerous data tracking and quality assurance tasks. In addition, the Research Coordinator will assist with data collection, data tracking, and data management activities, including, but not limited to, data extraction, scoring, reduction, merging, and the maintenance of essential data sets, we well as miscellaneous support activities necessary to maintain the day-to-day activities of the data collection and the overall progress of the study

The Research Coordinator must be able to fill a key support role in a complex research project that requires working with a large, diverse, and geographically widespread cohort of participants. The Research Coordinator must be able to implement key tasks related to subject recruitment, data collection, and overall data tracking and quality assurance. The Research Coordinator must be highly motivated, organized, conscientious, attentive to detail, and have experience performing research tasks. The Research Coordinator must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience interacting with research subjects. The Research Coordinator must be able to work collaboratively within a research team and be effective in communicating and problem solving to complete tasks successfully and in a timely fashion. The Research Coordinator must have the technical background to support the IT procedures related to all study activities, especially including those related to data tracking and related quality assurance tasks (e.g., Sharepoint, REDcap). The Research Coordinator may need to travel locally (if necessary) to provide support to staff conducting the in-home visits and be available for the remote (phone/email) support of staff located across time zones who will not be working standard business hours.

This position will help carry out the complex tasks associated with ongoing research efforts of a national, longitudinal research study. The historical context of the origin study, of which this project is a follow-up, initiated to answer questions about the relationships between child care experiences, child care characteristics, and children's developmental outcomes. This follow up study leverages the previous origin study data and focuses on the assessment of health/well-being and disease risk in young adulthood. This study brings top field investigators together.

Position Responsibilities:

Subject recruitment and scheduling activities, 30%; Data collection activities, 30%; Data tracking, maintenance, and quality assurance, 25%; Study visit preparation activities, 10%; Miscellaneous support tasks, 5%

Lead Responsibilities:

Must be able to implement key research tasks related to subject recruitment, data collection, and overall data tracking and quality assurance in an effective and timely manner. Must have the technical background to support the IT procedures related to the above mentioned tasks

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 and two to three years work experience in performing complex research tasks, interacting with research subjects, and collaborating with a research team, especially as a part of a large NIH-funded research study. Additional experience in biological specimen handling and inventory.

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

Desired Experience:

Previous experience using web-based tools for data collection and remote communications (e.g., Sharepoint, REDcap). Previous experience using social media for business or professional communication and/or marketing. Educational background in social or health sciences area relevant to the study (e.g., nursing, health psychology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, demography).

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 dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-04 Expires: 2020-01-03

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