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University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
Date Posted 11/03/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) is a non-profit, academic organization with over 20 years of experience running multi-site epidemiologic studies and clinical trials. Our center is a collaborative effort involving faculty, staff and students from the Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Our team of programmers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and project managers provides expertise in study design, data collection and management, and statistical analysis. Our mission is to support studies that further scientific inquiry in areas that will ultimately impact public health. We also support the next generation of researchers by offering assistantships to current students and postdoctoral fellowships to recent graduates.

The CHSCC in the Department of Biostatistics has an outstanding opportunity for a Clinical Operations Manager for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Data Coordinating Center, an NHLBI-funded study of cardiovascular disease that started in 2000.  Under the direction of the Project Director and MESA investigators across the US, the Clinical Operations Manager will design and implement a 7th clinical exam and be the primary liaison with clinical sites for all clinical operations issues including protocol implementation, data collection, data quality, and training and certification of clinic staff.

This position requires a high level of autonomy and the ability to make decisions at the management level.  It requires planning and synthesizing research activities and directing the work of programmers and research coordinators, careful attention to detail and accuracy, understanding of research protocols, and strong organization skills. As the point of contact for a large number of field centers, this position requires strong communication and time management skills and the ability to juggling multiple competing priorities.   

This research position is key to the success of the MESA study, a multi-cohort study in its 20th year of operation that has contributed over 1,500 scientific publications to date. The CHSCC in the Department of Biostatistics is high visibility in the research community at both the local and national levels and enjoys an excellent reputation as an outstanding center for research design and biostatistical analysis.  The high quality of the CHSCC’s work helps to enhance the University’s research environment and in turn, helps to attract funding for further research studies.  This active research environment attracts world-class faculty and students to the University and provides excellent training opportunities for students

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