1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174606
Department: NEUROLOGY
Posting Date: 12/06/2019 
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 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for four consecutive years.

The Department of Neurology offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with neurological disorders, through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Through our commitment to research, we continue to gain insight and understanding into the normal and abnormal functions of the human nervous system and how to care for related disorders. We are then able to share the knowledge gained and results of this research with our colleagues at the University, across the nation, and around the world. The Neurology Clerkship and Residency Training Programs represent significant foci of the Department's efforts. We are extremely proud of our programs, which regularly receives applications for training from around the world. Clinical exposure is outstanding, teaching is a top priority, research and collaborative opportunities are abundant, and our faculty are friendly and approachable.

The Department of Neurology has been a center of clinical and academic excellence since 1995, and has a mission that includes meeting the health-care needs of patients with neurological issues, advancing knowledge through research in the clinical and basic neurosciences and training the next generation of neurologists in our residency program through its clinical facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

The Department of Neurology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH COORDINATOR.

Job Duties:
Recruit subjects with inclusion/exclusion criteria, coordinate appointments and research timelines, implement research activities, collect quality data, communicate with study team and other UW team, monitor CRBB, HSD, and OSP communication.

Enroll-HD study is a registry study.  Foundation-funded.  Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that will integrate two existing Huntington's Disease (HD) registries The goal of Enroll-HD is to build a large and rich database of longitudinal clinical information and biospecimens. This database will serve as a basis for future studies aimed at developing tools and biomarkers for progression and prognosis, identifying clinically relevant phenotypic characteristics, and establishing clearly defined endpoints for interventional studies.

This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without the benefit of written policies or procedures.  The position requires interaction with pharmaceutical sponsors, physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators), and patients with varying level of cognitive ability.

Protocol Management (50%):
  • Independently develop and 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).
  • Design, 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. case report forms) 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.
  • Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within required time frames to meet research objectives.
  • Prepare and submit IRB documentation for new application, modification, status reports
  • Other duties as necessary.

    Study Subject Coordination: (35%)
  • Coordinate appointments, ordering tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection.
  • Meet and correspond with study patients, families, and physicians to determine eligibility for studies and provide information on the research studies.
  • Consult with investigators on appropriate management of participant problems and concerns.
  • Other duties as necessary

    Project Management: (15%)
  • Work with collaborators and client investigators and their institutions and with multiple UW departments (e.g., Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Subjects Division, Grant and Contract Accounting, Clinical Research Budgets and Billing) to insure timely and correct implementation, administration, progress and completion of research projects..
  • Ensure compliance of research projects with all aspects of NIH, State of Washington and UW regulations pertaining to human subjects.
  • Other duties as necessary.

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or health-related field
  • 2-3 years work experience as a Research Coordinator

  • Ability to work with a challenging patient population
  • Ability to work independently with self-motivation
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills and experience with database management
  • Ability to work as a collaborative, cooperative, and congenial member of a close knit scholarly and administrative team

    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: 2019-12-06 Expires: 2020-02-03

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