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The Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Coordinator.
The Research Coordinator functions as facilitator with and communicator to project and client investigators, coordinates inter-institution and inter-departmental arrangements and agreements, attends to scientific needs and assures completion of all requirements to insure project success. This part time (50%FTE) Research Coordinator reports directly to the Principal Investigators of a 5 year research study to return genetic information to diverse research participants as part of a national consortia.
Responsible for coordinating a large research project, with collaborating investigators and their institutions and with multiple UW departments (e.g., Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Subjects Division, UW Tech Transfer, Grant and Contract Accounting) to insure timely and correct implementation, progress and completion of research projects
Work with faculty leads in the development and implementation of research policies, procedures, data collection methods, strategies for data management and development and refining study procedures for recruiting, intervening, collecting and summarizing data as needed; write technical reports on the project data and data handling procedures.
Analyzes study data and collect responses from investigators to develop responses to inquiries from national coordination center collaborating and client investigators and institutions, funding agencies and UW departments, including quarterly progress reports.
Identifies and independently implements corrective action to resolve and correct issues in order to complete research objectives
Plan, attend and, participate in national and local calls and meetings; develop agendas for local meetings, distribute minutes and action items, coordinate follow-up actions with stakeholders and initiate communication to meet study objectives.
Monitor project goals and timetables and facilitate completion of research and administrative activities within project timelines
Serve as research project liaison, representing projects to client and collaborating investigators and the national coordinating center, institutions, funding agencies and UW departments. Prepare presentations and publications and/or assist PI’s
Prepare required and requested reports for Principal Investigator, UW departments and funding agencies to ensure research project progress. Prepare progress reports for sponsoring agencies and other technical reports as needed.
Post to specific web sites to support and facilitate completion of research project goals; maximize operational consistency across research projects.
Provide technical assistance to a research staff as needed.
Independently, and in collaboration with laboratory staff, update, maintain and troubleshoot project web sites
Assist with preparation of manuscripts for publication and conferences
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline, communications, public administration, public health or a related field AND a minimum of one year experience in scientific research or project management or equivalent experience.
Excellent written and oral communication and relationship management skills
Excellent work ethic and strong organizational skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and google documents
Ability to independently set priorities and effectively handle interruptions
Ability, when necessary, to work under pressure and remain focused
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent and competitive tasks and deadlines
Excellent problem-solving/decision making skills, execute perseverance
Excellent work ethic with an ability to institute and maintain a highly organized and professional environment.
Proactive and willing to take initiative
Stay open to change, be able to adapt quickly to changes in work requirements and assignments.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Responsible to work varied and extra hours as needed to meet project deadlines and program needs. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the UW, other institutions and funding agencies. Infrequent evening and weekend work may be necessary. Work site is UWMC-Montlake, but remote work is possible during the pandemic.
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