Health Sciences Research Specialist/Coordinator, Core Team

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 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:
• VA CSP website:


Working with staff to support day-to-day operational activities for the Center, including:
1. Setting up meetings, taking meeting notes, data entry, data quality control, coordinate research mailings, and other research support duties
2. Assisting with the development of study materials, IRB documentation, and standard operating procedures
3. Assisting with the coordination of engagement activities, including scheduling Center events
4. Assisting with the development of Center research operational documents and procedures
5. Coordinating Center travel arrangements in support of research operations
6. Completing and maintaining necessary research documentation for VA travel
7. Scheduling and preparing for local and national research meetings and assembling documents
8. Assisting with staff hiring and onboarding efforts in support of research studies
9. Supporting Center research quality control and safety efforts through proper documentation tracking and maintenance
10. Assisting with maintaining and updating study databases
Providing research support to Center PIs, researchers, and study teams as needed


1. BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required
2. 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
a. If BA/BS, 1-4 years of research-related experience required
b. If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
4. Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone and e-mail
5. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
6. Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
7. Excellent time management skills
8. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required

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-07-GS-09 level. 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 received without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by 12/20/2021 will be considered first.
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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