Health Sciences Research Assistant/Research Specialist, Core Research Team - The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


Part-time position, 40 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 18624

POSTED: April 15, 2022


Health Sciences Research Assistant/Research Specialist, Core Research Team

VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Are you interested in helping to improve the 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/Research Specialist who has experience with and enjoys support and be involved in various research studies and projects. This position will be part of a dynamic team that supports research activities for all Center studies. This position is based in Seattle, WA.


Key duties:

Working with staff to support day-to-day research operations activities for the Center, including:

  1. Assist with maintenance and updates to study databases; perform study data entry and quality control
  2. Coordinate and conduct research communications to study participants, including calling research participants
  3. Assisting with the development of study materials, IRB and other regulatory documentation, and standard operating procedures
  4. Schedule and prepare for local and national research meetings, assist with development of scientific presentations and meeting materials
  5. Assist with the development of the Program- and Center-wide research operational documents and procedures
  6. Support Center-wide and Program-wide research quality control and safety efforts through proper documentation tracking and maintenance
  7. Assist with staff onboarding efforts in support of research studies, including research Program, Center, and study orientations
  8. Provide research support to Center PIs, researchers, and study teams as needed



  1. BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required
  2. 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
    1. If BA/BS, 1-4 years of research-related experience required
    2. If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  4. Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone and e-mail
  5. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  6. Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  7. Excellent time management skills
  8. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required


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 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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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 through 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 received without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 02/28/2022 will be considered first. Only complete applications will 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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