University of Washington Department of Global Health

Research Coordinator (Project/Temporary)

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The School of Dentistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Research Coordinator.

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health was established in 2017 within the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry. Our mission is to improve quality of life by promoting collaboration and inclusivity in oral and craniofacial research that impacts global health. The DeRouen Center carries out its mission through a range of international projects with developed research collaborations in Peru, Kenya, Thailand, and Seattle.

• This position (Project Appointment) will coordinate multiple grants and research projects grant reports, social media content and marketing, participate in developing research designs and data collection methods, and lead and participate in research subject recruitment, IRB submission, and questionnaire development. The successful candidate must be comfortable working within and across diverse cultures; displays effective resource management, team-orientation, collaborative style and outlook, highly credible – earns trust and respect, drives for results, display a sense of ownership, and is passionate about attaining goals and surpassing expectation. Candidates must also be a proactive problem solver, melding analytic reasoning with practical knowledge, ability to meet deadlines. And willingness to learn and follow through with a variety of projects. This position would be 1.0 FTE for 1-year maximum. Weekend and evening work sometimes required. Ability to travel to international site locations required.

The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health is committed to advancing oral and craniofacial research. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all DeRouen Center team members. 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. Thus, we are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Director of the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

• Coordinate multiple grants and research projects – make sure aims and targets are met in full and by deadlines.  This includes writing and maintaining SOP’s and CRF’s for each project, and constant working meetings and collaboration with international site collaborators. Individual must possess strong multi-tasking and exceptional organizational skills.
• Participate in developing research designs, data collection methods, and strategies for data management.
• Lead and participate in research subject recruitment, IRB submission, and questionnaire development
• Manage the writing of grant reports, minor grant application development and any other relevant material required
• Coordinate social media and marketing content for the DeRouen Center and its sister unit, the School of Dentistry Office of Regional Affairs,
• Create and refine infographics for use in grant reports and presentations
• Use se online platforms and work with new software such as REDCap, Canva, reference software, etc.
• Write professional correspondence and communicate clearly with various stakeholders with enthusiasm, tact, and diplomacy.

• Master’s degree in health care/science field, public health, health education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Fluent Spanish speaker.

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.

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


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