1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 173791
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 11/04/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes 41 faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world.

The Division of Medical Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.  This individual will promote the research objectives of the Genitourinary (GU) and Gynecologic (GYN) Oncology Programs in the Division.  This position works with faculty to facilitate investigator-initiated, cooperative group and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials.

A key mission of the GU/GYN Program is the conduct of basic, clinical, and translational Genitourinary & Gynecologic Oncology research. At any given time, multiple clinical treatment trials are actively accruing at the SCCA. Under the direction of the GU & GYN faculty, this individual provides professional level support for clinical research studies involving human subjects.

The Division of Oncology is physically located in the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus.  This position requires operational knowledge of the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

This position requires understanding the research process and ability to integrate this knowledge with research priorities to implement program goals.

The vision of the Division of Oncology is to achieve and maintain national and regional leadership in solid tumor translational research.  The research coordinator supports this vision through high-quality work. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Protocol Management: (60%)
  • Independently implement research project procedures that meet research objectives and ensure compliance with all aspects of Institution, Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) regulations pertaining to clinical research in human subjects (e.g. investigator financial disclosure requirements of the FDA).
  • Develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. study specific worksheets) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives.

  • Design, document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity.
  • Implement research protocols in the SCCA clinic, integrating research and clinical requirements to ensure patient safety and protocol compliance.
  • Communicate research requirements effectively with all providers involved in patient care.
  • Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives.

    Patient Management: (40%)
  • Align research requirements and clinical care to ensure collection of accurate and reliable data.
  • Communicate with outside physicians who are interested in referring patients to UWMC/SCCA for clinical trials.
  • Understand clinical trial budget and billing plan for patients enrolled on clinical trials. Work with internal partners to ensure clinical trials are performed in accordance with institutional requirements for billing
  • Assist in financial audits as necessary.
  • Communicate with investigators and research staff when financial milestones have been met.
  • This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required.  The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as Fred Hutchinson-specific and general training.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • B.A. or B.S. in life science or health-related field. 
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in an academic research environment, knowledge of FDA and NIH requirements relating to research involving human subjects, knowledge of clinical trial development, implementation and analysis, excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Able to work independently and be a team player; to maintain positive vision, sense of humor, and flexibility; to multi-task and as priorities change, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. 

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

  • Prior experience as a research coordinator.  Prior experience working in an oncology setting.  GCP training and/or Research Certification.

    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.
  • 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: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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