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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 323N
Category: Health Care


Provide professional-level support for clinical, biomedical and/or behavioral science research studies involving human subjects; develop and verify investigative procedures and assist in experimental design.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, perform professional level support for research studies involving human subjects. Assist in the design of studies; determine appropriate experimental controls; develop and verify investigative procedures to accomplish research goals; analyze research study results and prepare reports for publication; develop data quality control program.

Typical Work

Assist in the design of studies; review proposals to determine research methods best suited to study objectives;

Establish guidelines for identifying subject populations; develop forms, questionnaires, and clinic procedures for collecting and summarizing observations and data;

Extract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from institution or clinical records;

Record behavior of subjects using sound and video-tape equipment and evaluate effectiveness of data collection;

Determine appropriate psychological/neuropsychological test batteries;

Implement research protocol and monitor participant adherence to protocol; take action to correct problems such as deviation from protocol requirements; verify accuracy of research data;

Assist in developing research proposals;

Dispense and retrieve medication under the direction of a licensed health care practitioner; maintain and monitor drug accountability records;

Review and modify medication schedules as needed in accordance with study protocol and under the direction of a health care practitioner;

Establish and maintain contact with community agencies, health care providers, and/or study sponsors; inform sponsors of current status of research;

Provide referral services to participants;

Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data; participate in the development of procedures for the design of measurement instruments and scoring systems;

Use statistical and database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations; assist in developing a computerized system for tracking study subjects; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol;

Write or review human subjects applications and consent forms in compliance with applicable regulations;

May direct the work of assigned staff;

Perform the duties of Research Study Coordinator I;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Coordinator


equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 2-7-92
New class code, formerly 4869, effective July 1, 2007.