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The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 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 program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy 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, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is 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 is recruiting for a Research Coordinator.
Position Complexities: The Research Coordinator works closely with the CoLab Director and the CoLab’s research team to coordinate and manage specific research project(s) and assist in programmatic level duties such as: Grant preparation; contract/budget coordination and management; assisting in the preparation of scientific papers, presentations, and reports; producing external facing final products using a graphic design software (flyers, websites, reports, brochures, curricula, presentations, newsletters, social media, etc.). This position also includes managing/delegating tasks to classified staff, student employees, and interns to complete research project and programmatic deliverables.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University: This position will expand the University’s efforts to: (1) Fund, produce and disseminate the work of the CoLab for Community and Behavioral Health Policy; (2) Advance methods and efforts of knowledge translation and exchange between research, community, and public policy in Washington State and beyond; and (3) Collaborate with philanthropy, policymakers, community-based organizations and coalitions, government agencies and administrators, service providers, healthcare providers, and other researchers to further the goal of positive youth development in the state of Washington and beyond.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead the Coordination and Management of Specific Research Project(s) (60%): Coordinate scheduling, materials and resources for study and stakeholder meetings; coordinate study IRB paperwork and adherence; plan and implement recruitment and research procedures involving human subjects, including with youth; develop/design research flyers, surveys, consent forms, internal research instruction manuals, data tracking files, etc.; maintain detailed and accurate study records; maintain confidentiality of subject information; conduct systematic reviews; ensure research deliverables are met on time.
Programmatic Level Support (30%): Grant and budget preparation and management; contract preparation and management; manage the on- and off-boarding process for staff and students; general IRB paperwork and adherence support; special event coordination support including trainings, webinars, funder events, staff events, etc.; supervisory support for classified staff, student employees, and interns; keep the lab up to date on announcements relevant to the CoLab (funding opportunities, trainings, webinars, news items, etc.); purchasing, invoicing, and other miscellaneous administrative support.
External Facing Product Development (10%): Final CoLab product development using a graphic design software (reports, presentations, flyers, newsletters, curricula, project logos, brochures, etc.); create and maintain the CoLab website; contribute to the CoLab’s social media account(s)
Research coordinate on (60%); programmatic level support (grant development, IRB submission/adherence, contracts, purchasing, event planning, HR onboarding support, miscellaneous administrative support, etc.) (30%); external facing product development (reports, presentations, publications, curricula, project logos, flyers, social media, newsletters, website development and maintenance, etc. (10%);
May supervise classified staff and/or student employees and interns to complete tasks outlined above.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Master’s Degree in public administration, public policy, public health, psychology, or related field plus 2-3 years of full-time experience in research coordination
Demonstrated experience in grant preparation, contract management, and IRB protocol development/adherence; demonstrated proficiency in a graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher, etc.) and final product development (examples: websites, flyers, newsletters, policy reports, brochures, curricula, etc);
Experience in the preparation of academic manuscripts, posters, and presentations;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate via email effectively and efficiently; the ability to work independently;
Strong problem-solving skills; high attention to detail; the ability to interact professionally and maintain relationships with stakeholders such as policymakers, state and local administrators, service providers, community organizations and coalitions, judges and other court personnel, youth and families, etc.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience conducting literature reviews and data collection; experience in website design;
Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to lead research projects; proficiency in basic computer software and database applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook); proficiency in other software and applications (SPSS, Qualtrics, etc
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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