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Seattle ERIC Research Volunteer Opportunity

About Seattle ERIC Research Volunteer Opportunity

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.


o Learn data entry skills from information collected from surveys, permission forms, participant calls, study reports, and other sources o Learn the importance of quality control checks and a quality assurance program o Develop experience working with a variety study databases MS Access, REDCAP, SharePoint o Discover which physical materials are needed for observational epidemiologic research studies o Learn how a research center tracks and orders supplies o Learn how to use PubMed and other library resources o Use reference management software to create, search, update and maintain publication lists o Develop written and verbal communication skills o Learn how to follow IRB-approved phone scripts to communicate with study participants o Receive training on how to handle challenging study recruitment calls o See examples of IRB-approved participant contact scripts for multiple studies o Sit on interviews and participate in the onboarding process for other volunteers o Develop writing and editing skills by assisting with Center blog posts o Assist with written communication to study participants, review examples of recruitment materials, assist with creating recruitment packets o Gain experience in research operations by assisting with archiving study materials


• Academic courses concentrated in public health or other related fields • Willingness to commit a minimum of 6 hours/week during normal working hours for three academic quarters (9 months); as few as 4 hours may be acceptable • Detail-oriented • Willing and comfortable speaking on the phone with Veterans (training provided) • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Experience with MS SharePoint and Access desirable • Experience with Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) or other data entry applications desirable

Application instructions

Volunteers must be U.S. citizens. Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. Academic credit, practicum requirements, internships, research papers, or compensation are not available with this opportunity. 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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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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