Research Coordinator

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

About the organization

The Seattle ERIC works to improve the health and health care of Veterans by promoting the principles and practice of state-of-the-art epidemiologic research within the VA. Find out more about our current research, products, and staff.

We are one of several Epidemiology Centers that are part of the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Duties

Interested in helping to enhance the health and care of our 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?

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), a component of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator. This position will support the Center’s research activities, including its websites and intranet sites.

Key responsibilities could include the following:
▪ Creating new and editing existing research resources on several VA websites and intranet sites
▪ Documenting research operations processes
▪ Maintaining content consistency using a style guide and governance practices
▪ Developing and managing a governance plan
▪ Synthesizing human subjects research policies and guidance
▪ Advocating for plain language, including guiding staff through work adjustments to meet VA requirements
▪ Conducting fact finding and follow ups on content ideas to ensure accurate material
▪ Participating in on-going quality control efforts
▪ Supporting the Center in its overall research goals by providing operational and administrative support to meet research objectives, entering data and/or performing preparing and/or presenting research reports and visuals, and other duties as assigned
Ideal candidates

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
▪ Experience publishing material through a web platform, such as through a blog, previous job, volunteer work, or as part of education
▪ Masters-level degree in a public health or scientific research-related field such as epidemiology and /or 2-4 years of experience with federally-funded human subjects research and ability to show an understanding of its complexity
▪ Ability to advocate for and write using principles of plain language, user experience (UX) writing, and writing for the web
▪ Demonstrated attention to detail, specifically in building systems and processes that support attention to detail and quality control
▪ Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially SharePoint and OneNote
▪ Confidence with web technology, especially problem solving within a space that’s bound by regulatory restrictions
▪ Clear and thoughtful communication, whether in person, by phone, or via email
▪ Demonstrated curiosity and willingness to learn

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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-9, 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 and materials received by August 5, 2019 will be considered first.

For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see seattle.eric.research.va.gov.

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