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Research Assistant - VA Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11718
Posted: August 18, 2017

Are you interested in helping to enhance the health and care of our United States Veterans? Looking for meaningful work in a collaborative environment that produces innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site cooperative research studies?

 The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a component of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), is hiring a full-time research assistant. The position will support the Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans Study (SHADE Study, CSP #595), a 5-year multi-site observational study.

 Key responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Provide operational and administrative support to meet research objectives
  • Serve as a liaison between the Seattle ERIC and site investigators, site personnel, and contractors
  • Assist with the development of study materials and standard operating procedures
  • Assist with the preparation and tracking of IRB submissions and other regulatory documents
  • Assist with the maintenance of study databases and spreadsheets, including data entry and reconciliation
  • Conduct quality control procedures, including consent form audits
  • Monitor and prepare reports and presentations on subject recruitment, data collection, and adverse events
  • Schedule and prepare for local and national meetings

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by September 4th, will be considered first.

 Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:

  • Candidates must be US citizens
  • AA or BA/BS degree in a scientific research-related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in clinical, epidemiologic, or health services research or research compliance and regulations
  • Strong organizational and analytic skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Experience with MS SharePoint and Access desirable
  • Experience with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) or other survey application desirable

Salary will be based on the candidate’s experience and education. The salary range is from grades GS-5 through GS-7; see the Office of Personnel Management’s Seattle 2017 salary table at VA also offers a comprehensive benefits package; for an overview, please see

For more information about the Center’s research, please visit the ERIC website, For more information about CSP and the VA Office of Research and Development, see the CSP website,

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