Research Coordinator II – Licensed Physical Therapist

Job ID 2023-50799
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Integrative Brain Research
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
INACTIVE Secondary Location(s)
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Seattle Children’s provides a unique opportunity for a physical therapist to work on a multi-disciplinary team to provide evidence-based therapeutic care as well as collect motor function outcome measures on novel clinical trials as a clinical evaluator, advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care outcomes for the neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental patient population. 


We are a close-knit program that offers comprehensive care and support to children with a neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental condition, such as spina bifida, DMD, SMA, FSHD, CMT, and others. This position will work with programs that diversify themselves through clinical trials, post-market registries, internally funded research pilot studies, monthly inter-disciplinary SuperClinics focused on various neuromuscular or neurodevelopmental diseases, encouraging staff to attend professional meetings, continuing educational courses, and much more.

The right candidate will demonstrate ability to provide family and child centered care, excellent communication skills, a passion for learning and sharing knowledge, committed to providing compassionate, expert-level healthcare services to patients are key attributes for success in this position. The successful candidate will receive on-the-job training for this specialized position.

Duties in this position include but are not limited to providing physical therapy assessments, plans and interventions; administering manual therapy and/or therapeutic exercises/activities/modalities; evaluating need for adaptive equipment; contributing to research studies as the primary clinical evaluator; and assessing patients for success as research candidates. Clinical evaluator tasks will further include administration of protocol specific functional outcome measures, maintenance and calibration of equipment, maintaining training certifications, and accurate data documentation.



Assessing patient status.

Willing to learn and use validated neuromuscular and assessments of muscular dystrophies in the neuromuscular population.

Contributing to and conducting research relevant to the furthering of care and management of the neuromuscular population.

Collaborating with the team to create care and treatment plans for patients.

Maintaining familiarity with physical therapy techniques and developments in industry trends.

Participating in departmental activities and provide input regarding patient care.

Coordinating care and services with other team members and serve as a resource to the team.

Other duties as assigned.






Required Education/Experience:
- Professional entry level degree in physical therapy (including BS, MPT, or DPT)
- Minimum of 3 years experience in pediatric physical therapy practice to include the evaluation of pediatric patients.

Required Credentials:
- Current Washington State licensure to practice as a physical therapist.
- Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

- Master’s Degree or Doctorate in physical therapy or related rehabilitation science
- Prior experience in the evaluation of pediatric patients-
- Prior experience in clinical research coordination
- Training in CAPR (Controlled Air Purifying Respirator) sytems
- Completion of the Good Clinical Practice Course recognized by Seattle Children’s IRB
- Private PT liability insurance
- Ability to flex working schedule to meet the needs of the job description

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$44.46 - $66.69 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$92,482.00 - $138,723.00 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.

The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW

Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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