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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.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington is the third largest department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic Psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training programs in Psychiatry and Psychology train the next generation of Mental Health Professionals and Researchers. The Department's robust research portfolio totals about $30 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from basic and clinical neurosciences to treatment development, health services research, and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, Services for High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma. The Department is also developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR 1.
The Research Study Coordinator position will support the Evidence-Based Practice Institute (EBPI) in collaboration with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery in the Department of Social and Health Services. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute supports the implementation of evidence based practices in children's mental health through research, training, and policy. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute is a translational research center working at the intersection of academic research and public policy. The mission of the center is to improve the quality of children's mental health in public healthcare settings with a specific focus on evidence-based practices. This includes collaborating with the Washington State Institute of Public Policy to maintain an annual inventory of researched practices in children's mental and behavioral health treatment, working with the state mental health department to develop an annual report of the use of evidence-based practices, providing training and technical assistance to public mental health agencies on the use of evidence-based practices, and coordinating a multi-university initiative to promote evidence-based practices in graduate school curricula.
The Research Study Coordinator works closely with the EBPI training manager and directors to coordinate research activities, trainings/lectures/courses, technical assistance, supervision of student staff, quality assurance, study and training evaluations. Additional support includes report writing, engagement with project partners, and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
Evaluation support (25%) : Data collection, data entry, and record management. Project support (50%): Collaborate with project partners to facilitate project completion, coordinates periodical meetings with various project partners and stakeholders, develops surveys and facilitates needs assessments, manages and tracks project deliverables and deadlines, schedules and assists with logistics for project related trainings and travel. Assists with Compliance and Protocols (15%): Completes necessary IRB submissions, assists in writing quarterly and final reports to sponsors, assists with creating and formatting online databases to track data, assists with creating and formatting PowerPoint presentations and reports to sponsors and for meetings. Other duties (10%): As needed including assisting with other data collections and clerical-related tasks
Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant
OR equivalent education/experience.
Strong organizational skills.
Proficiency in basic computer software and database applications (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access). Experience building database Access.
Must be able to communicate via email effectively and efficiently.
Experience in preparation of posters and manuscripts.
Ability to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational ability, effective time management skills, strong problem-solving skills, and high attention to detail
Strong writing skills
Experience working in a health-care or service setting
Experience working in a health-care or service setting with individuals with psychiatric and substance-use disorders
Experience working in research or clinical settings serving American Indian/Alaska Native individuals and other individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
Background working on harm reduction intervention research
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and competence communicating and working with health professionals, faculty members and researchers, and diverse groups within the general public
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Condition of Employment:
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.