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Research Assistant - Veterans Health Administration

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #13141
Posted: October 11, 2018
Description:

Seeking a full time Research Assistant for an observational epidemiological study to understand the long-term impact of deployment to Central Asia, Southwest Asia or Africa after 2001 on lung health.  The study is conducted at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Tacoma, WA.   

Key responsibilities for the Research Assistant position include the following:

Telephone recruitment of study participants

Preparing and tracking study mailings

Performing study visits, including spirometry testing

Accurate data entry into RedCap and Access study databases

Some local travel using a federal agency car will be required

Ideal candidates shall possess the following attributes:

BA/BS or higher degree in a relevant scientific and/or research-related field

Experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research (preferred)

Strong organizational skills

Strong telephone skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook

Experience with Access, Research Electronic Data Capture (RedCap) or other survey applications desirable, and MS SharePoint

Candidates must have a valid driving license

Candidates must be a US citizen

Ideal candidates should be flexible and adaptable as tasks will be varied and may change periodically, and should demonstrate a desire to learn new tasks as well as a desire to investigate and develop best practices to be shared with the study team.

Salary will be based on the candidate’s experience and education. Salaries for this position range from $36,213 to $44,857, depending on qualifications and includes benefits.

Send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Lotane at Cynthia.Lotane@va.gov

For more information about this study please visit the Epidemiological Research and Information Center (ERIC) website, and open the CSP595 Study part way down the page http://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov