Research Program Manager

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center - Veterans Affairs

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 health and 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:


•With the Associate Center Director (ACD), manages research operations and teams for a large, complex, and dynamic center
•Supervises research project leads, by inspiring and motivating them to perform at their best; identifies potential challenges and points of friction and works to find solutions to maximize employee engagement, productivity, and efficiency
•With Center leadership, participates in strategic planning and implementation of policies, best practices, and systems to meet the Center’s research goals and mission; identifies opportunities to expand or shift course to remain a competitive research center and to ensure the success of Center research projects and initiatives; communicates with Center and CSP leadership about resources, priorities, and projects
•Creates, implements, and maintains professional development and training plans and opportunities, and employee appreciation programs and activities
•Assists with the management of the Center’s hiring program; supervises volunteer screening and onboarding
•Serves as an interim manager on newly assigned studies and initiatives.
•Works with the ACD to ensure the Program’s research quality management framework is integrated into all aspects of the Center’s work
•Stays up-to-date on Federal rules and regulations and VA, ORD, CSP, and local VA policies and procedures as they relate to research, privacy, and data sharing; oversees Center regulatory processes


•Minimum of a bachelors-level degree in a scientific field
•At least 8 years of successful research management experience
•Record of leadership and team building in a research environment
•Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage complex research projects
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people with a wide range of professional backgrounds and expertise
•Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
•Adept in troubleshooting and problem-solving
•Experience building internal tracking systems that support attention to detail and quality control
•Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex research regulations and procedures
•Knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Common Rule, and other human subjects and data/information security protections
•Knowledge of research concepts, best practices and procedures, and regulatory requirements
•Experience with customer service
•Proficient in standard Microsoft Office products
•Knowledge of REDCap and Access

•Masters-level degree in a scientific or related-field
•Extensive experience managing multiple large-scale research studies including oversight of instrumentation development, data collection, and general operations
•Successful, long-term experience managing multiple teams in a research setting
•Institutional knowledge of VA research operations

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-13 range according to 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 10/01/2021 will be considered first.

For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see

Diversity enriches research and promotes the best healthcare. We are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment for our Center. We encourage individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment, as well as individuals from all backgrounds that are underrepresented in research, to apply.

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