Health Sciences Research Assistant/Specialist, EPIC3 Study - VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


Part-time position, 40 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 18506

POSTED: March 10, 2022


Health Sciences Research Assistant/Specialist, EPIC3 Study

Are you interested in helping to improve the health and healthcare of our United States Veterans through meaningful work in a collaborative environment? The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a nationally renowned program that produces innovative solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site research studies.

The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time Research Assistant/Specialist. The Research Assistant/Specialist will support a multi-site observational study titled, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration.   

The aim of the study is to gather longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease to answer key research questions about their natural history and clinical outcomes, and to better anticipate and manage pandemics in the future for Veterans Health Administration users and the general population. The Seattle ERIC provides the overall administration and coordination of the study for all study sites nationwide.

The Research Assistant will provide operational support under the direction of the Study Project Manager.

Key duties include the following:

  • Maintain standard operating procedures, databases, research records, and study materials
  • Serve as liaison with investigators, site personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
  • Work closely with the EPIC3 coordinating team and study sites to ensure effective collaboration and maintain accurate data capture
  • Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at sites and take corrective action when required
  • Track study progress at sites, identify deficiencies, and recommend solutions
  • Track inventory and distribution of study supplies to sites
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and data summaries



Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required
  • 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
  • Experience with Access, SharePoint, and REDCap preferred

About the Seattle ERIC and VA CSP:

The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

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How to Apply:


Application information:

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if the top candidate meets the criteria for the targeted GS-05 to GS-07 range. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at

Please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by March 4, 2022 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

Diversity enriches research and promotes the best healthcare. We are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment for our Center. We encourage individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, as well as individuals from all backgrounds that are underrepresented in research, to apply.

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