Research Project Manager (Health Sciences) for Multi-Site Observational COVID-19 Study

Veteran Affairs Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center

About the organization

About our Center, Seattle ERIC, and how it relates to VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP):
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) is a nationally renowned program that produces innovative solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through multi-site research studies.

The Seattle ERIC is a research center within CSP that works to improve the health and healthcare of Veterans through epidemiologic research. We’re located in Seattle, WA within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. are part of the VA CSP, a national VA research group of 12 epidemiology and clinical trial research centers.

Learn more at:
- VA CSP: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/
- Seattle ERIC: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/

Duties

Key duties:
 Work closely with Study Co-Chairs and Investigators to advance scientific aims and study objectives
 Serve as the liaison between the Seattle ERIC and site Investigators, site personnel, central laboratory personnel, consultants, and contractors
 Manage research operational activities for all study sites, including tracking site personnel and managing site staff permissions to study folders and databases
 Manage and maintain the Study Operations Manual
 Manage regulatory processes, including completing R&D and IRB documentation and preparing for audits
 Maintain the study SharePoint sites, manage site permissions, and upload study documentation
 Design and develop standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
 Virtually train study site personnel on procedures and protocols including participant tracking measures
 Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at all study sites, identify deficiencies, recommend solutions, and take corrective action when required
 Oversee data management and quality assurance/quality control procedures
 Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
 Prepare reports, presentations, and data summaries, and organize national meetings
 Supervise Study Research Coordinators and Research Assistants

Qualifications

Qualifications:
 BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required; Master’s level degree preferred
 4-6 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required; several years of experience managing high visibility research studies/initiatives preferred
o If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
o If higher degree, 4-5 years of research-related experience preferred
 Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
 Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage complex projects
 Experience building internal tracking systems that support attention to detail and quality control
 Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex regulations and procedures
 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
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) required; experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint and REDCap programs preferred

This position is based in Seattle, WA.

Application instructions

Join this team and you’ll contribute to a high impact, national research study that aims to provide critical insights on how we understand SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease, how it impacts Veterans specifically, and how to better anticipate and manage future pandemics.

The study, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration, gathers longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease. CSP #2028 aims to answer key research questions about the natural history and clinical outcomes of COVID-19, and to better anticipate and manage pandemics in the future for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) users and the general population. Our team at the Seattle ERIC is providing overall operational support and coordination for the 16 study sites nationwide.

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