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Company name
University of Washington, Bothell

$2,730.00 to $3,370.00 monthly

Seattle, WA
3 hit(s)  


Union Position:


This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information


First Shift


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, and Children’s Hospital. The Department includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as graduate degree programs. In addition the department holds $11M in grants from federal and foundation funding sources.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% FTE RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT (RSA)

. We are currently seeking a highly motivated, interpersonally skilled and organized individual to assist with an exciting study designed to test the effects of exercise training on cognition in people with multiple sclerosis. The RSA will be responsible for subject recruitment, screening, data entry, data checking, coordination with training facility personnel, and monitoring participants through exercise treatment program.

General Duties:

The RSA will work under the supervision of the research coordinator and the principal investigator to: Achieve a high enrollment and retention rate while also avoiding coercion. Follow approved human subjects protocols for these functions. Track down patients who have become unreachable. Inform clients and participants about the study. Maintain confidentiality of subject records. Monitor subject progression through treatment. Notify appropriate research personnel regarding problems or complications reported by subjects. Assist with problem-solving subject recruitment, retention or assessment problems.

Subject Screening and Recruitment:(55%)

The RSA will serve as the initial contact person for study participants. S/he will conduct prescreening tasks by telephone, such as: explain the study purpose and procedures, obtain informed consent for screening, administer screening measures, determine eligibility, and with the participant’s permission, obtain approval to exercise from the participant’s primary physician. The RSA will work with clinical staff at several MS clinics around the region to facilitate subject recruitment. Prescreening interviews will include demographic and medical history related variables, exercise history, readiness to exercise, depression and other self-report data.

Treatment Phase Point-of-Contact: (15%)

The RSA will act as the primary study contact for active participants and contracted gym facilities. The RSA will periodically check-in with participants during their treatment phase via telephone. S/he will monitor participants’ progression by collecting and extracting data from treatment worksheets. S/he will notify the PI regarding any problems or complications reported by subjects. The RSA will also correspond with appropriate gym personnel regarding participants’ exercise program as necessary.

Medical Record Reviews: (15%)

Extract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from medical records of research subjects. With waiver of consent identify potentially eligible patients.

Data Entry, Checking and Cleaning:(10%)

Enter the correct data from treatment worksheets and study interviews into the MS Access, or Excel databases on a weekly basis. Conduct data verifying and data cleaning activities including inter-rater reliability checks. Assist in developing and modifying data collection forms.

Other related duties as assigned: (5%)

Perform related duties as needed. Other duties may include creating or editing documents, taking minutes of meetings, copying, filing, library searches, running minor analyses, and updating data entry procedures as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

Ability and willingness to communicate over the telephone with individuals who may have communication limitations.

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Good attention to detail and ability to adhere to research protocols.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.


Bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework

Experience recruiting, screening and enrolling subjects via telephone.

Experience with clinical trials.

Experience working with people with chronic medical conditions.

Ability to use multiple databases including Microsoft Access.

Conditions of Employment:

Generally work 4 hours per day during normal business hours (8a-5p) Monday through Friday, but may be asked to complete telephone interviews in the evening and weekends to accommodate certain subjects’ schedules.

The successful candidate will be stationed mainly at the Magnuson Health Sciences Building. This position will not require travel.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability

, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu

Company Profile
A regional, metropolitan university With more than 5,000 students and 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington. For more than 25 years, UW Bothell has fulfilled its mandate to provide access and opportunity to students from North King and Snohomish counties and across the state of Washington. UW Bothell: A national reputation For two years in a row (2014-15), the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to Money magazine. In 2015, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best colleges. Read the Money magazine story. Washington Monthly ranked UW Bothell no. 13 in the nation in the “best bang for the buck” category. UW Bothell is gaining a national reputation for its STEM program. Money magazine has listed UW Bothell third on its national list of “25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers”

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