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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.
The purpose of this position is to support the Autism Intervention Research Network in Behavioral Health (AIRB) project (HRSA-funded). AIRB is a multi-site study that will develop and evaluate a multi-phase implementation and sustainment strategy to support evidence-based practice use across different interventions for individuals with autism, settings, and ages. Under the supervision of Dr. Jill Locke, the Co-Executive Director of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, the Research Coordinator provides support for behavioral science research studies involving human subjects. Activities include taking a lead role on the coordination of one or more school-based research projects with community partners, including the development and monitoring of research procedures; responsibility for quality assurance systems to accomplish research goals; contribution to the analysis of research study results and the preparation of reports for review boards, funders and publication.
This individual will need to interact with multiple community partners, stakeholders, and families of children with autism. This individual will need to apply a newly develop implementation strategy for use with school teams (principals, teachers, paraeducators, etc.)
The Research Coordinator will support the execution of a federally funded multi-site study. In this position, the Research Coordinator will support the relationship-building between the SMART Center and our WA State school district partners/schools.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Coach school providers in the use of an evidence-based intervention for children with autism. Meet with school providers and go over intervention content and implementation. The individual will present and review materials with school providers under the guidance and supervision of the principal investigator. During the sessions, the individual will answer questions and provide feedback about the use of the intervention. All coaching will be done remotely •Design procedures for collecting and summarizing data and the development of procedures for the design of measurement instruments and scoring systems •Coordinate multiple data collection efforts in schools. Coordinate and participate in study recruitment, scheduling and human subject activities (interviews, focus groups, electronic surveys) and participation in the study. Monitor workflow for field activities; serve as primary contact for research assistants regarding field activities •Ensure timely data entry and cleaning and use statistical and database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations; •Oversee the identification and recruitment of human subjects for multiple SMART Center projects including writing and reviewing human subjects applications; developing consent forms and human subject procedures in compliance with applicable regulations •Implement research protocol and monitor participant adherence to protocol; take action to correct problems such as deviation from protocol requirements; verify accuracy of data •Prepare human subject applications, writing and editing technical reports and manuscripts for publication or presentation. •Establish and maintain contact with community partners; act as a liaison between the project team and research project partners and funding agencies.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education, Public Health or other social/behavioral sciences •Two years’ experience working with children with autism
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Experience providing consultation or coaching to providers or educators •Experience conducting research interviews and administering electronic surveys. •Experience working with public schools •Ability to effectively communicate with study participants and community partners. •Strong organizational skills and ability to meet competing priorities •Knowledge of software applications including proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access); REDCap; Qualtrics; SPSS; NVivo
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