1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 186613
Posting Date: 01/22/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience 
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 University of Washington (UW) and Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC) are partnering to implement a program that will support COVID-19 testing in adult family homes and in workplaces identified as potential sites of COVID-19 transmission.  As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, this project will also support immunization efforts.

We are seeking a Research Coordinator to help oversee the project, manage project data and monitor the projects progress.  The person in this position will work with other members of the project team to develop the study intervention.  He or she and will lead the development of a data management program in RedCAP or a similar platform, create monitoring reports to be shared with the project team, PHSKC epidemiologists and COVID-19 staff, and the funder, participate in meetings (via Zoom) with project staff and funder, and prepare reports for the funder.  They will also assist in evaluating the program and developing manuscripts related to the project for publication.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys being involved in launching new initiatives, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team, and is comfortable with rapid changes in work activities.

The Research Coordinator will be an integral part of the UW- PHSKC team and will work closely with investigators, PHSKC epidemiologists and outside organizations to support COVID-19 testing in adult family homes and in workplaces in King County.

Under general supervision of the project co-directors the coordinator will:

Job Duties:

Research Coordination
  • Work with the PHSKC Workplace Investigation team and Adult Family Home (AFH) team to coordinate testing with a focus on developing data collection procedures and monitoring data quality
  • Help develop and refine project and research protocols
  • Develop study databases for monitoring the project
  • Coordinate with teams and individuals conducting related work at PHSKC
  • Lead development of reports to be shared with PHSKC, other members of the team, and the sponsor.
  • Produce monthly reports monitoring the projects progress and refine monitoring reports as needed.
  • Help coordinate data collection with the SCAN study
  • Help develop research analytic plans and conduct research analyses

  • Lead calls communicating with sponsor and with PHSKC staff.
  • Help write study manuscripts
  • Perform Other Duties as Required

    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 in Public Health or equivalent degree and 2 years of related experience to include

    Additional Requirements:
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to analyze data using STATA, SAS, R or a similar statistical package
  • Ability to multitask with competing priorities 
  • Comfort with rapid change in the work environment
  • Ability to establish rapport with diverse groups of people in a very brief amount of time.

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


  • Previous COVID-related work
  • Experience working in or with a local health department
  • Experience developing database in RedCAP or a similar platform


    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: 2021-01-26 Expires: 2021-03-27

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