Human Subjects Research Project Manager, Digital Team

Veteran Affairs Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center

About the organization

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

For more about the Seattle ERIC: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/
For more about the VA Cooperative Studies Program: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/

Duties

Key duties for this position include:

- Implementing and managing content strategy for multiple VA research sites including internal SharePoint sites and public facing websites, such as
o Documenting operations processes to clarify the structure, purpose, boundaries, accountability, and workflows for each site
o Reviewing for quality control through page audits and recommending changes based on results
o Thinking strategically about how content is produced and managed to promote efficiency

- Designing content that makes complex research language and research-related processes easier to understand, such as
o Synthesizing human subjects research policies and research guidance information from multiple sources or breaking down that information into more manageable pieces
o Partnering with subject matter experts in IRB, R&D, Privacy, Information Security, IT, and Data Management to create clear and accurate information
o Implementing internal style guides and following VA content principles
o Researching, confirming, and sourcing content ideas (often drawing on professional relationships with subject matter experts)
o Participating in team content reviews and providing critique based on plain language
o Writing using plain language concepts

- Creating materials about research or operations activities for non-VA, non-research audiences.

Qualifications

Qualities and skills of an ideal candidate
- BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field such as epidemiology required; Master’s level degree preferred
o 4-6 years of experience with federally funded human subjects research (such as health services, epidemiological, clinical, or rehab research) and ability to show an understanding of its complexity required
 If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
 If higher degree, 4-5 years of research-related experience preferred
- 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
- Knowledge of web standards, accessibility, and usability
- 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]

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 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 December 29, 2020 will be considered first. Only complete applications will be considered.

This position is based in Seattle, WA. The possibility of telework may be considered.

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