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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 School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Study Coordinator 1.
As Part of the Indigenous Wellness Research institute at the University of Washington, this study builds on an 8-year community-based participatory partnership and is in full collaboration with a Tribal Community. The position will implement all field operations for Healing Seasons: Pathways to our heart, mind, body, and spirit. The Healing Seasons study is a randomized comparison control trial conducted among 200 participants to assess 2 different 6-week interventions. The two evidence-based interventions are 1) Motivational Interviewing Therapy a goal setting and skill based talk therapy (MIST) and 2) Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) a story based exposure therapy. The culturally-grounded study is funded by the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities, and will address trauma symptoms and substance misuse concerns while facilitating positive sexual health behaviors.
This is a full time position. Working under the direct supervision of the Research Coordinator, the Research Study Coordinator 1 will coordinate and implement the onsite activities of the NET/MIST research study involving participants from a rural tribal community. The position requires in-depth knowledge of the community and skills specific to the study that include, but are not limited to, the coordination, scheduling, and monitoring of research activities and subject participation; interpret, apply, and maintain strict adherence to study protocol; conduct interviews; coordinate the management of study data; monitor data to maintain quality control; summarize study results and prepare reports. In addition, the applicant will provide client support, i.e., connecting participants to community resources and providing transportation to study activities.
Recruit, screen potential participants to determine eligibility according to study criteria; conduct consenting process and interviews with participants for the Healing Seasons research study;
Must maintain confidentiality;
Assist in establishing and maintaining contact with community agencies, health care providers that serve American Indian and Alaska Native populations; refer participants to community service agencies as appropriate;
Follow research protocols and verify accuracy of research study data for research team;
Work closely with clinic staff as well as study participants in order to ensure seamless link to care and services;
Interpret and record subject behaviors utilizing tools such as specific study rating scales, individual questionnaires, and other standardized assessments;
Collect data in a variety of settings such as clinical settings, community centers, and/or participants' homes;
Follow research protocols, maintain and update participant study records;
Maintain sound & video-tape equipment, upload files for review by research team;
Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data as necessary;
Assist in maintaining a computerized system for tracking study participants; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol and work with research team to revise procedures as needed;
May direct the work of assigned staff;
In conjunction with research coordinator, use study protocols to review and modify schedules as necessary;
Provide referral and transportation services to participants.
Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR A Bachelor's degree in a social behavioral academic area;
1+ years of experience working directly with the Yakima Nation;
2 years of experience with data collection, data reporting, and data entering;
2 years of experience coordinating community outreach activities;
Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and conduct follow-up interviews;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken), with demonstrated ability to earn trust and respect of study participants and colleagues at all levels and from diverse American Indian and Alaska Native backgrounds;
Available to work a flexible work schedule (some evening and weekends may be necessary);
Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced and challenging work environment.
At least 5 years of research-related experience with American Indian and Alaska Native Populations;
3+ years of experience working directly with the Yakima Nation;
At least 5 years of experience with community based recruitment efforts;
At least 1 year of experience coding and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
At least 1 year of experience working in the field mental health (i.e., substance use, domestic violence, child services);
At least 1 year of experience with excel or other similar interfaces.
Conditions of Employment: Must pass criminal back ground check and be qualified to work with youth 16-17 years of age. Must have use of a reliable vehicle, have a valid driver license, and automobile insurance.
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.