1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 184048
Posting Date: 02/12/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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 Chu Lab is involved in a number of clinical research studies focused on SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other infectious respiratory pathogens and is seeking two research coordinators to assist with ongoing projects. The first project is focused on campus-wide coronavirus testing while the second is focused on a national pilot project for at-home testing.

The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for two full-time Research Coordinator(s).

The purpose of the Research Coordinator (RC) position is to assist the Primary Investigator (PI) with the development, oversight and execution of investigator-driven clinical research studies. The RC will be directly supervised by the program manager and work closely with the PI and funding agencies to execute this research program.

The focus of the research group is on epidemiologic and viral surveillance studies against respiratory pathogens, in particular SARS-CoV-2. The research agenda is focused on development and execution of novel methods to track transmission of respiratory pathogens within community and college campus settings.

The RC will be responsible for overall management of several research sites, development of protocols, obtaining human subjects approval, and training and supervising clinical research staff in execution of these trials. The RC will work closely with the university and its facilities to develop and implement protocols for respiratory virus surveillance. The RC will directly report to the program manager, and will be responsible for data management of the trial, biospecimen tracking, and field staff oversight. This position will require strong personnel management, organizational, and data management skills, and the ability to work well in a multi-collaborative team.

This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal oversight. This position requires the skills to prioritize activities and multi-task to complete multiple scopes of work. The RC will manage and develop program work plans.

This research will be housed in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has the potential to make substantial impact to the understanding of respiratory pathogens in the Pacific Northwest.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical research human subjects, data, biospecimen management duties include:


  • Work with PI on the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of multiple research programs
  • Manage communications and work with PI to liaise with funder agencies and other stakeholders, including community agencies, health care clinics, health care providers, and program participant sites
  • Work with the research team, including the PI, biostatistician, co-investigators, and research assistants on overall project design and management
  • Work with PI on grant and report activities for funder
  • Monitor programmatic deliverables that are well-documented, and communicated to stakeholders
  • Assist with coordination of key stakeholder meetings


  • Help develop research protocols for feasibility and collaborate with the PI to develop study budgets and implementation plans.
  • Help develop research materials, which may include questionnaires, data collection instruments, and educational materials. Manage and coordinate monitoring and evaluation protocols, including reports for summative and process evaluations
  • Develop protocols and supervise studies to screen, enroll and follow study subjects, coordinate research study visits, communicate with research subjects.
  • Serve as main protocol resource person for the investigator and or research sponsor, study subjects, local and central labs, and other staff
  • Conduct study site visits to track enrollment

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Master's degree in a related field plus a minimum of one years experience including post-bachelors project coordination experience in a research setting.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize data in one or more statistical software programs for use by a statistician for overall data analysis, such as R, SAS, Stata, or Python.
  • Familiarity with REDCap data collection software
  • Able to present data in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
  • Experience managing programs or direct supervision of others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems independently
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Computer experience including electronic CRF, MS Office including Excel, Outlook, and Access.
  • High-level organizational skills, leadership ability, and the flexibility to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in busy work environment with competing priorities

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


  • Masters in Public Health or related field
  • Experience working in the field of public health and/or infectious diseases.
  • Familiarity with Tableau
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a busy work environment with competing priorities.


    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.

  • 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.


    Posted: 2020-10-29 Expires: 2021-03-18

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