Health Sciences National Research Study Coordinator, EPIC3 Study
Veteran Affairs Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center
About the organization
The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time National Research Study Coordinator. The National Research Study Coordinator will support a multi-site observational study titled, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration. This position is based in Seattle, WA
The National Research Study Coordinator will help advance the study’s scientific objectives and support dissemination of study findings in scientific manuscripts, under the direction of the Study Co-chair. We are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.
Seattle ERIC website: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/
VA CSP website: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/
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 role of the Seattle ERIC is to provide overall research operations and coordination of the study for all study sites nationwide.
Key duties include the following:
Coordinate development of a scientific publication strategy with the study leadership team and investigators
Manage scientific manuscript production, co-author and institutional review, and journal submission and review
Assist study Co-chair with scheduling, agenda setting, and development of materials for national and local study meetings
Contribute to management and maintenance of the Operations Manual
Assist with designing and developing standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at sites, identify deficiencies, recommend solutions, and take corrective action when required
Oversee data management and quality assurance/quality control procedures
BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required, Master’s level degree preferred
1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
o If BA/BS, 2-4 years of research-related experience required
o If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
Experience with scientific writing and publication
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
Excellent written communication skills
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Excellent time management skills
Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) required; experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint and REDCap programs preferred
Contact email: [email protected]
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-09. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at opm.gov.
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Resumes must detail whether employment was full- or part-time and paid or unpaid. Applications that include unofficial degree transcripts may be considered first. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 09/11/2020 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.
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