Health Sciences Research Assistant, Vietnam-Era Twin Registries

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center, Veterans Affairs

About the organization

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 care 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. The Seattle ERIC houses the Vietnam-Era Registries and their operations.

Learn more at:
 Seattle ERIC website:
 VET Registry webpage:
 NVVLS Registry webpage:
 VA CSP website:


 Working with the Vietnam-Era Registries team to support day-to-day operational activities
o Assisting with the development of recruitment materials
o Assisting with IRB documentation including completing applications, organizing, and filing records
o Assisting with the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures
 Engaging with Registry members and maintaining the infrastructure of the Registries
o Maintaining and updating databases containing individually identifiable information and vital statuses on Registry members
o Corresponding with Registry members via telephone and mail
 Conducting recruitment activities for NIH-funded studies and CSP-initiated projects
o Conducting initial recruitment telephone calls to enroll subjects in research
o Assembling informational and initial recruitment mailing packets to research subjects
o Maintaining and updating study databases, and tracking study progress
o Performing quality checks on data entry and recruitment activities
 Serving as a liaison between the Vietnam-Era Registries and key stakeholders
o Working closely with the Vietnam-Era Registries team, other ERIC teams, lab personnel, oversight bodies, and external investigators and study site staff to ensure effective collaboration and to meet research objectives
o Engaging with investigators and research subjects requesting information on the repositories


 BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field required
 1-2 years of related work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research preferred
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of VA and university researchers and staff
 Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
 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 Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required; experience with MS Access and REDCap preferred

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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-06 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 [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 1/27/2022 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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