Assistant Study Coordinator

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of America’s premier educational and research institutions. The UW has been conducting medical research and program activities in Kenya for over 25 years.

As part of this endeavor, the Treatment, Research and Expert Education (TREE) program has contributed to HIV medical research and has developed HIV treatment, prevention and management capacity through training, clinical mentorship, and webcast distance learning lectures.

The TREE Program has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Study Coordinator with strong data analysis skills and experience in monitoring studies.

Working under the general direction of a Study Coordinator and Principal Investigator, she/he will responsible for the following:

Study Coordination Duties

Prepare periodic ad hoc reports as required by principal investigators, funding agency and/or regulatory bodies
Schedule meetings as required by funding agency and regulatory bo bodies
Respond in a timely manner to all queries by the regulatory bodies
Prepare and submit in a timely manner annual renewal applications to regulatory bodies

Data Duties

Develop strategies for data management
Design and revise research instruments as necessary to ensure that quality data that correlates with research objectives
Design and manage research databases
Coordinate data-checking process and produce reports on the data quality
Manage data cleaning processes
Ensure that patient study files are properly filled, documented, and stored
Maintain the security of data
Responsible for linking, de-linking and encrypting data
Perform complex data analyses
Prepare data report s for regulatory bodies and funding agency

Monitoring Duties

Assist the Study Coordinator in monitoring the progress of research activities and ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities
Review the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of completed study related records, case report forms and other documents
Implement quality control procedures throughout the conduct of the study
Review study related processes relative to applicable regulatory requirements, including GCP and Human Subjects Protection regulations
Responsible for ensuring that all staff are following Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs)
Coordinate monitoring visits by the funding agency
Coordinate training activities for staff
Review and Implement in a timely manner recommendations by funding agency


Master’s degree in re lated fields such as public health, statistics, IT or related fields and at least 4 years of related work experience
Experience in coordinating studies
Experience in monitoring of research studies and developing action items
Demonstrated knowledge in QA/QC processes in a research study set ups
Experience in Data Management including

Using teleform software, and mobile data collection (knowledge of ODK a plus)
Handling clinical research data
Data analysis, especially of longitudinal data
Proficiency in SPSS and other data analysis packages

Submit your application letter addressed to the Principal Investigator, TREE. Include your daytime telephone contact, telephone contacts of three professional referees, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certificates and testimonials by May 5th 2015 treehire@uw.edu

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