Human Subjects Research Assistant/Research Specialist/Research Coordinator

Seattle Veteran Affairs Epidemiologic Research and Information Center

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:


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


o BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required
o 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
o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
o Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone and e-mail
o Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
o Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
o Excellent time management skills
o Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required

Application instructions

The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), is hiring a full-time employee who has experience with and enjoys supporting research operations. This position will be part of a dynamic team that supports research activities for all Center studies. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

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. 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 01/27/21 will be considered first.

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