1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 196336
Posting Date: 09/16/2021 
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. 

The Department of Oral Health Sciences (OHS) brings together faculty from different ends of the dental and oral health research spectrum into a single department that has expertise ranging from the modern experimental life sciences through the public health and behavioral sciences. OHS has the goal of improving the oral and general health and well-being of our diverse global population through research, teaching and service. OHS has a broadly defined mission that accommodates diverse faculty interests and expertise. At present, OHS enjoys faculty expertise in areas including anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, biostatistics, epidemiology, behavioral science (both basic and applied), public health, dental hygiene, education, law, medicine, and clinical dentistry including faculty members with specialty training in periodontics, orthodontics, and oral medicine. OHS also sponsors the School of Dentistrys only PhD program as well as the combined DDS-PhD program and the Masters of Science program for Dental Hygiene. Our graduate programs provide advanced interdisciplinary training for graduate students to enable them to become academic and research leaders in the dental and craniofacial sciences, and to contribute to improved understanding of human oral and systemic health and disease. OHS is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to providing an environment where every employee feels welcomed, valued and appreciated.

The Department of Oral Health Sciences is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator (100% FTE), who will report directly to the Principal Investigator.

The successful candidate will provide broad support for carrying out a significant NIH-funded research projects and other research studies. This position must be able to work independently and with little oversight on multiple aspects of a large research project. The research coordinator will be responsible for overall project planning and coordination, management of budgets and timelines, assurance of project compliance with regulations, help with IRB reporting, manage postings to the project website, and setting the agenda for investigator meetings. This individual will assist the investigative team in setting up online surveys, work with project statistician in managing data from parent and staff surveys, helping to train staff, and coordinate activities in the study sites. The position will involve significant travel to the study sites in Alaska and the ability to travel to and work from Alaska for extended periods required by study.



Maintain study binder, study forms, and administrative files
Provide administrative support for field staff (photocopies, schedule meetings/rooms, order and ship supplies, etc.)
Coordinate Alaska activities and other research tasks (schedule meetings, coordinate trips to communities, etc.)
Help assemble and coordinate community meetings (e.g., with Community Planning Groups and Advisory Board)
Help to oversee staff and hours submitted by local study staff

Data Abstraction and Management

Responsible for creating projects, data entry forms, and managing complex data synthesis for managing and processing hard copy and electronic data collection materials
Responsible for managing and processing hard copy and electronic data collection materials
Oversees pretesting of database development, identifies issues, develops solutions
Conduct and/or oversee entry of survey data and transcription of qualitative interview data

Operations Documentation and Action

Master high-level proficiency in research protocol, manual of operations, and quality assurance plan
Manage Internal Review Board documentation, status reports, and modifications
Develop and implement strategies and action plans to ensure protocol adherence
Responsible for implementing and managing quality assurance and quality improvement plan and reports
Oversight of study timeline goal posts for study completion
Monitor and manage ordering of supplies
Oversee mechanics of pilot intervention
Be highly responsive and communicative with the PI and get things done promptly and timely

Participants and Staff

Help recruit and consent participants for the research study
Coordinates and oversee data collection at study visits from study participants
Coordinates activities with Community Planning Group and Advisory Board members
Works with Alaska contacts to liaise with local stores and suppliers
Work with PI to recruit, identify and train Community Health Workers (CHWs)
Support CHWs to recruit pilot intervention families in two study communities

Analysis and Reporting

Create routine data entry forms and write quality assurance reports
Write and complete interim reports for PI, NIH, and institutional review board
Develop presentations, posters, and manuscripts and conducting literature reviews
Carry out other duties as deemed qualified and as needed


Masters degree in social sciences, anthropology, health services, public health, or related fields.
Minimum of 2 years experience in project evaluation and community-based research; research coordination, project coordination or equivalent experience.

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


Able to lift 50 pounds and transport study equipment unassisted to communities.
Able to sleep and operate in sparse accommodations during study trips.

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.


Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


Posted: 2021-09-17 Expires: 2021-10-21

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