Health Sciences Research Project Manager for Multi-Site Study, CSP #2028: EPIC3

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 Project Manager. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Project Manager will provide leadership for 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.
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 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.

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

Duties

The Project Manager will support under the direction of the Study Program Manager.
Key duties:
 Work closely with Study Co-Chairs and Investigators to advance scientific aims and study objectives
 Serve as liaison between the study coordinating center and site Investigators, site personnel, central laboratory personnel, consultants, and contractors
 Manage research operations activities for study sites, including tracking site personnel and managing site staff permissions to study folders and databases
 Manage and maintain the Study Operations Manual
 Manage regulatory processes, including completing R&D and IRB documentation and preparing for audits
 Maintain the study SharePoint site, manage site permissions, and upload study documentation
 Design and develop standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
 Virtually train study site personnel on operational procedures and protocols including participant tracking measures
 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
 Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
 Prepare reports, presentations, and data summaries, and organize national meetings
 Supervise RC's and RA's

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required; Master’s level degree preferred
 4-6 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required; several years of experience managing high visibility research studies/initiatives preferred
o If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
o If higher degree, 4-5 years of research-related experience preferred
 Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
 Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage complex projects
 Experience building internal tracking systems that support attention to detail and quality control
 Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex regulations and procedures
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people with a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise
 Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
 Adept in troubleshooting and problem-solving
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) required; experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint and REDCap programs 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-11. 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 09/11/20 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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