Research Assistant / Research Specialist

Veterans Affairs (VA)-Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

About the organization

The Seattle ERIC is 1 of 5 epidemiologic research centers in the national VA Cooperative Studies Program. Our expanding research portfolio includes studies addressing the physical and mental health of Veterans of all eras with a particular focus on those who served during the Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan eras.


The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a component of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), is hiring a full-time entry-level Research Assistant or Research Specialist.

Interested in helping to enhance the health and care of our United States Veterans? Looking for meaningful work in a collaborative environment that produces innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site cooperative research studies?

Key responsibilities could include the following:
▪ Provide daily operational/administrative support to meet research objectives
▪ Conduct in-person and phone-based visits with research participants
▪ Assemble informational and recruitment mailing packets to research participants
▪ Assist with the development of study materials, IRB documentation, and standard operating procedures
▪ Schedule and prepare materials and agendas for local and national meetings
▪ Assist with maintaining and updating study databases


Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
▪ 1-2 years of experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research
▪ Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
▪ Strong organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills
▪ Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred attributes:
▪ Experience with MS Access and REDCap
▪ Advanced Excel Skills

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 GS5-GS7, per the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected] Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting August 1, 2019.

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Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected] Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting August 1, 2019.

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