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 five consecutive years.The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is a worldwide leader in injury cause and prevention research. Founded in 1985, HIPRC is a multidisciplinary research center supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. HIPRC faculty and staff are devoted to conducting research, education, and community outreach aimed at diminishing the personal impact of trauma, and broadening the effectiveness of injury prevention and treatment programs regionally and nationally.A new program from Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center seeks to equip schools helping students recover from concussions, a common form of traumatic brain injury. The program is called: "Return to Learn" (RTL). After a survey of 144 public school staff and parents and 17 school districts, HIPRC researchers discovered significant unmet needs for guidance in helping students RTL after a concussion. These students need rest and may require temporary modifications to their academic plans, but Washington schools had no clear pathway for navigating these needs.Based on research, clinical expertise, focus groups with school staff and surveys of students impacted by concussion and their parents, HIPRC has created a resource packet to guide schools in managing RTL based on the latest evidence-based recommendations. The goal of the packet is a quick, appropriate response to student concussions that reduce the risk of long-term impact. Continuing research as resources are deployed is essential to understand the effectiveness.This position will independently manage the day to day research study, including internal and external communications, data management, recruiting participant schools, tracking school participation, and scheduling team meetings. This position will work directly with faculty investigators and scientific collaborators to achieve the project aims. This position provides high- level professional program and project support under the guidance of the PI. This position reports to the Center Administrator with a highly matrixed relationship to the PI. POSITION COMPLEXITIES:The successful research coordinator requires strong collaboration and communication skills to coordinate subject recruitment and data collection, and to facilitate organization of the study team. The RC must exhibit a high level of professionalism and maturity as the individual will be the primary liaison between Washington schools and school personnel and the research project. Among other duties, the RC will train school personnel and lead focus groups. The RC must be well organized to successfully coordinate and share information sharing and skillful and timely at reporting to co-investigators located at several institutions. The RC must also have sophisticated writing skills to be able to communicate clearly via email, to prepare progress reports, and to assist with drafting manuscripts. POSITION DIMENSIONS AND IMPACT TO THE UNIVERSITY:The RC serves as a representative of UW with Washington schools across the state. The success of the project has potential to increase funding flow to the UW via additional grants and licensing opportunities. The project may also result in positive publicity regarding innovative methods for helping students with concussion be successful in the classroom.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:Management of research activities = 80%Ensure project goals are well known, communicated and meet project timelines;Create and implement smooth and efficient processes for managing and monitoring study protocolsImplement processes and protocols to recruit participant schools, including contacting school personnel via email and phoneDevelop and implement tracking system for collecting and maintaining quantitative and qualitative data from schools and school staffServe as primary liaison with staff from participant schools including providing materials, training in appropriate use of materials, answering questions, and confirming completion of RTL packetsPlan and lead focus group sessions with school staffPlan and coordinate regularly scheduled team meetings;Identify, track and ensure completion of action itemsServe as primary liaison with co-investigators and collaborators via video conferencing, telephone and emailDisseminate information and periodic project updates to co-investigators and collaborators on a regular basis;Prepare human subjects application, modifications and status reportsPrepare and submit progress reports in accordance with grant sponsor requirementsCoordination of related project activities = 20%Coordinate and present project updates at regular team meetingsMonitor project budget and expensesAssist with manuscript preparationMeet weekly with project PI to review project progress and plan next stepsExhibit professional communication skills in all interactions and maintain effective communication with project team throughout projectREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Bachelor's degree in public health, education, health sciences or related fieldType and Years of Experience: One to two years' experience in public health, medicine, research or equivalent education and/or experienceOTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Strong project management and organizational skillsDemonstrated ability to think independently while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlinesAble to communicate in articulate, clear and effective manner both verbally and in writingStrong relationship management skillsMust be a problem-solver, self-motivated, and require minimal supervisionExcellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and collaboratorsProficient with the Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPointDESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's degree in public health, education, health sciences or related fieldWork experience in a research environmentWork experience and/or academic training in researchExperience recruiting human subjects for researchExperience with REDCap data management toolApplication 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.
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