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Research Coordinator (Project/Temporary)

About the Role

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 Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

This position will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh), based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.

Global WACh has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time (75% FTE) Research Coordinator position. We seek an individual dedicated to excellence in research programs, committed to public health and invested in social justice, equity and inclusiveness.

The Research Coordinator will support multiple research projects within the Targeted Long-acting Combination Injectable Antiretrovial Therapy (TLC-ART) Development Team. The TLC-ART Development Team has been working to develop and validate a novel long-acting medication for people with HIV, alongside optimization of the regimen to meet end-user needs. This position plays a key role in the coordination and management of research activities, including regular communication with investigators and project staff based in Seattle and international sites for the preferred user characteristics aspects of this team. The Research Coordinator will support the operational activities of the projects, including but not limited to: developing and revising standard operating procedures and database systems, conducting data quality monitoring, generating progress reports, and responding to staff and leadership inquiries regarding study procedures. The Research Coordinator may also be responsible for managing ethical approval submissions to institutional review boards, as well as well as ensure completion of any required reporting to funding institutions. The research coordinator will also assist with data collection, data analysis and writing reports and dissemination of study findings. This position requires the ability to compile and synthesize information from the literature and technical discussions to provide input on study design and methods most appropriate for a given project, as well as develop conference abstracts and presentations on study objectives and results. This position also requires a background in qualitative research methods, including training and/or experience conducting interviews, conducting focus group discussions, and analyzing qualitative data.


Project Coordination (45%):

• Develop study protocols, consent forms, case report forms, and standard operating procedures (SOPs), IRB/human subjects applications during the study start-up phase.
• Serve as the point-person for tracking of tasks and documents between international and domestic study sites and the UW (e.g. SOPs, enrollment, site challenges).
• Coordinate ongoing study activities and respond to project staff questions and concerns, including identifying operational obstacles and finding solutions to support study implementation according to protocol and procedures.
• Submit and track renewal of human subject applications, modifications and status reports to Institutional and Ethical Review boards both within UW and at other collaborating sites.
• Communicate regularly with members of the research team at multiple institutions and locations to develop plans, share data, and share analysis results
• Coordinate scopes of work for sub-contractors and collaborators.
• Lead and manage weekly study calls between collaborators.
• Perform related duties with other related projects as needed.

Data Management (25%)

• Lead and oversee the development of data management systems and data quality monitoring process
• Responsible for data analysis, report generation, and manuscript writing as assigned.
• Help to coordinate our growing repository of collected samples and data.

Subject Interaction (15%)

• Work with research team members at study sties to identify key stakeholders for focus group, interview, and survey recruitment
• Lead focus group discussions and interviews, including obtaining informed consent, recording and coordinating transcription

Reporting (15%):

• Responsible for preparing reports and presentations
• Conduct literature reviews as needed


• Masters degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Epidemiology or a related field and one year of relevant work experience
• Skills, knowledge, and experience working on qualitative research studies
• Interest in working in Global Health and/or HIV research
• Excellent organizational and project management skills
• Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint (or similar packages)
• Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with proven ability for effective cross-cultural communication
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to manage and prioritize tasks among multiple competing demands


• Fluency in analysis and coding within qualitative software programs (Dedoose or ATLAS.ti)
• Experience with REDCap databases
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Prior research experience in HIV and/or Global Health


Primary work location with be at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the UW Seattle campus. This position may be required to work outside of normal work hours to accommodate colleagues in different time zones. Some international travel may be required.


At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful work environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. People of color, women, gender and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Seattle is a culturally diverse urban center, with growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The University of Washington is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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 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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