University of Washington School of Public Health
Research Assistant - VA Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Closing Date: open until filled
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 SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2017/SEA.pdf. VA also offers a comprehensive benefits package; for an overview, please see www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
For more information about the Center’s research, please visit the ERIC website, http://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov. For more information about CSP and the VA Office of Research and Development, see the CSP website, http://www.research.va.gov/programs/csp/default.cfm.