Health Sciences Research Assistant/Specialist/Coordinator

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

About the organization

Are you interested in helping to improve the health and care 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 Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time Research Assistant/Specialist/Coordinator. The Research Assistant/Specialist/Coordinator will support the Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans Study (SHADE Study, CSP #595), a multi-site observational study. The aim of the study is to characterize the impact of deployment-related pollution exposures during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) on current respiratory health.


Key duties:
 Assist with development and maintenance of study databases, including data entry and data management
 Assist with development and implementation of standard operating procedures and study materials
 Assist with preparation and tracking of IRB submissions and other regulatory documents
 Serve as liaison with investigators, site personnel, consultants, and contractors
 Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities and prepare reports and presentations
 Conduct quality assurance/quality control procedures, including consent form audits and data reconciliation
 Track progress and productivity of studies and projects
 Coordinate and facilitate local and national meetings and trainings


 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
o If BA/BS, 1-4 years of research-related experience required
o If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
 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
 Programming experience in Microsoft Access or other database management system 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-09 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, and will be reviewed in the order they are received. 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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