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The UW School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Coordinator.
This study builds on a 10-year community-based participatory partnership and is in full collaboration with a Tribal Community. The overall goal is to compare two evidence based treatments, each addressing a different HIV/STI causal pathway. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) addresses PTSD preventing substance use disorders and HIV sexual risk behavior. Motivational Interview with skill building (MIST) addresses substance misuse preventing substance use disorders and HIV sexual risk behavior.
In coordination with the Principal Investigator, and a Research Scientist, the Research Coordinator will be responsible for day to-day operations of the project that take place on Tribal lands. This will include, but is not limited to, record keeping, assisting with coordinating data collection, and assuring fidelity to data collection protocols, ordering supplies, budget administration, and managing travel arrangements. Additionally, he/she will provide logistical support for quantitative and qualitative data collection at the study site. He/she will also generate progress reports to funders and the Tribal partner, maintain the project website, create posters and other communication tools, and be responsible for day-to-day administrative management.
This position requires a high degree of flexibility and tact, the ability to work with a wide range of community and academic partners, and experience developing, implementing, and monitoring research protocols.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for conducting research within tribal communities among individuals that have experienced traumatic events. This requires awareness, understanding, and flexibility. Frequent in-person, telephone, and e-mail contacts with American Indian/Alaska Native community members and tribal governments require extraordinary tact and cultural sensitivity.
The position bridges the often wide gap – real and perceived – between academia and community, especially with respect to health research. By building mutual trusting relationships between academia and communities, both parties will be able to address health disparities to the mutual benefit of community well-being, as well as academic research.
Duties & Responsibilities 20% Design specific phase of the research project
Assist in adapting of project interventions i.e., Healing Seasons;
Develop, update, and maintain protocol for field operations (i.e., tracking participates, recruitment and follow-up activities, IRB protocols);
Plan timeline and allocation of resources to ensure that complex research activities are accomplished on time and on budget;
Provide input on organizational efficiency; mentoring and training work study staff in development of technical skills.
20% Contribute to the development, update, and maintenance of study protocol and training materials
Serve as study liaison between site investigators and Community Advisory Board and Tribal Partners, including compiling study materials for review, and responding to CAB & Tribal governance requests;
Develop and manage technical project reports for principal investigators, sponsor, and Community partners to ensure project is moving toward timely completion.
40% Implement field operations:
Develop partnership with community leaders to enhance recruitment efforts;
Supervise classified staff;
Present study information across the Tribal community to promote study recruitment;
Conduct data collection activities, follow-up with participants;
Trouble short phone app technical problems;
Supervise work study field staff, all field activities and recruitment efforts;
Record behavior of participants using audio equipment and evaluate effectiveness of data collection.
10% Contribute to analysis of results
Present research results in publishable form, including write portions of scientific manuscripts;
Create and write Powerpoint® presentations,
Locate references to support manuscripts and coordinate submission of manuscripts for peer review;
Develop website content and coordinate resources necessary to create or maintain websites.
5% Evaluating methods for planning
Including assessment of cost, scope and schedule against plan, managing various administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day operations of research studies and projects.
5% Coordinate training meetings and technical assistance activities
Support program implementation, including timeline, travel, logistics and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in any social science or related field.
At least two years of relevant work experience. - 3 years of experience as a Project Coordinator or similar; - 3 years working with ethically/racially diverse communities; - Demonstrated experience coordinating social science and/or medical research projects; - Demonstrated experience work with tribal communities and tribal councils - Exceptional organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills; - Proficient with data management software (e.g. STATA or SPAA), Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PubMed, web-based survey design software, and Internet; - Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision and ability to juggle multiple deadlines;
Experience coordinating events and experience processing compensation and reimbursements;
5 years’ experience working with tribal communities and tribal councils.
Ability to work respectfully with diverse community leaders.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.
Benefits As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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