Health Sciences Research Coordinator, Vietnam-Era Registries

Veteran Affairs Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center

About the organization

About the Seattle ERIC and VA CSP:
The Seattle ERIC is a research center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. It is part of the VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

Learn more at:
 Seattle ERIC website: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/
 VA CSP website: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/

Duties

Key duties:
Work with the Vietnam-Era Registries team to support day-to-day operational activities
-Ensure regulatory requirements are met: complete R&D and IRB applications, prepare for audits, and report protocol deviations
-Develop and maintain standard operating procedures
-Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety and data security requirements
-Identify deficiencies/gaps, participate in resolution and process improvement activities
-Manage Research Assistants’ tasks and provide training to personnel including and student volunteers
Engage with Registry members and maintain the infrastructure of the Registries
-Design and oversee the maintenance of databases containing individually identifiable information and vital statuses on Registry members
-Manage communications with Registry members: coordinate annual newsletter mailing and maintain webpages
Conduct recruitment activities for NIH-funded studies and CSP-initiated projects
-Develop recruitment materials
-Track and monitor subject recruitment, study/project progress, and data collection activities
-Perform quality assurance activities for ongoing studies/projects
-Prepare reports, presentations, and data summaries
Serve as a liaison between the Vietnam-Era Registries and key stakeholders
-Work closely with the Vietnam-Era Registries team, other ERIC teams, contractors, lab personnel, and external investigators and study site staff to ensure effective objectives.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field
 3-4 years of related work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research
 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 Microsoft Access, REDCap, and SharePoint strongly preferred

Application instructions

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-09 level. 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] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 06/08/2020 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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