Human Subjects Research Project Manager, Digital Team

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)

About the organization

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) Digital Team within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is accepting applications for a full-time Project Manager.

The Seattle ERIC Digital Team is focused on two goals:

1. Reducing the complexity of research by consolidating and clearly presenting information about human subjects protection and VA research administration

2. Telling the story of Seattle ERIC research and Seattle ERIC-led VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) initiatives in a clear and compelling way on public facing VA websites

This position reports to the Digital Team Program Lead.


Implementing and managing content strategy for multiple VA research sites including internal SharePoint sites and public facing websites, such as

Documenting operations processes so there’s clarity around the structure, purpose, boundaries, accountability, and workflows for each site

Quality control through page audits and recommending changes based on results

Thinking strategically about how content is produced and managed to promote efficiency

Designing content in a way that makes complex research language and research-related processes easier to understand, such as synthesizing human subjects research policies and research guidance information from multiple sources or breaking down that information into more manageable pieces

Partnering with subject matter experts in IRB, R&D, Privacy, Information Security, IT, and Data Management to create clear and accurate information

Implementing internal style guides and following VA content principles

Researching, confirming, and sourcing content ideas (often drawing on professional relationships with subject matter experts)

Participating in team content reviews and providing critique based on plain language

Writing using plain language concepts

Creating materials about research or operations activities for non-VA, non-research audiences, such as doing independent background research including informal interviews and reviewing other source materials


Masters-level degree in a public health or scientific research-related field such as
epidemiology and/or 4-6 years of experience with federally-funded human subjects research and ability to show an understanding of its complexity

Demonstrated empathetic, clear, and thoughtful communicator

Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage projects

Experience building internal systems that support attention to detail and quality control

Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially SharePoint Online, Office365, and OneNote

Confidence with web technology

Understands the challenges of and skilled in problem solving technology issues within an environment that’s bound by regulatory restrictions

Experience publishing material through a web platform or content management system

Demonstrated curiosity and willingness to learn

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

For more about the Seattle ERIC:
For more about the VA Cooperative Studies Program:

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 GS-11, per the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by January 10, 2020 will be considered first. Only complete applications will be considered

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