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Project Manager - VA Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11428
Posted: May 11, 2017
Description:

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is accepting applications for a full-time Project Manager.

The Seattle ERIC is based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and is an epidemiologic research center in the national VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). (https://www.research.va.gov/programs/csp/) The Center’s mission is to improve the health and health care of Veterans by promoting state-of-the-art epidemiologic research. The Project Manager will work as a key member of a national research team that supports activities on several large, national studies of Veterans’ health.

Responsibilities for the Project Manager position are to take a lead role in developing and managing a large-scale, epidemiologic data-access project, the Integrated Veteran Epidemiologic Study Data Resource (INVESTD-R). Its goal is to increase research access to the vast amounts of repository data and biospecimens that have been collected by studies within CSP.

Key duties for the position include the following:

  • Work with the Center Director, Associate Director of Research Operations, and Program Manager to develop the project design, including data access protocols and documentation;
  • Manage the ongoing activities of INVESTD-R and track user experience;
  • Liaise with clinician and epidemiologist investigators and serve as the primary scientific point of contact for INVESTD-R;
  • Create and oversee a CSP national planning committee for INVESTD-R;
  • Oversee and update the content of the INVESTD-R website;
  • Create and maintain forms and surveys that are user-friendly for application of data/biospecimen access;
  • Ensure study documentation is created and maintained according to VA, CSP, and federal regulations; and
  • Travel to national meetings as required.

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Minimum of masters-level degree in a scientific field such as epidemiology or biostatistics;
  • Extensive knowledge of epidemiologic research methods and designs including, but not limited to, 3 years or more of conducting epidemiologic research studies including experience with instrumentation, data collection, data management, and analyses;
  • Demonstration of strong public relations and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of VA and university researchers, and ORD, local R&D, and CSP Central Office staff;
  • Experience with staff supervision and training; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel) required; experience with Access, REDCap, and SharePoint programs preferred.

Candidates must be US citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for GS-11, according to the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at opm.gov.

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by May 22, 2017 will be considered first.

For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see seattle.eric.research.va.gov.

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