VETR Health Sciences Project Manager

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 care 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. The Seattle ERIC houses the Vietnam-Era Registries and their operations.

Learn more at:
 Seattle ERIC website: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/
 VET Registry webpage: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/VETR/Home.asp
 NVVLS Registry webpage: https://www.seattle.eric.research.va.gov/VETR/NVVLSR/History.asp
 VA CSP website: https://www.vacsp.research.va.gov/

Duties

 Working with the Vietnam-Era Registries team to manage and support day-to-day operational activities
o Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and study materials
o Develop and maintain tracking and recruitment databases; perform routine quality checks on the databases to ensure high data integrity; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
o Assisting with IRB documentation including completing applications, maintaining study documentation, and preparing for audits
o Work with the Lead Project Manager and Registries Principal Investigator to determine priorities and tasks for study staff
o Supervise Vietnam-Era Registry staff member
 Engaging with Registry members and maintaining the infrastructure of the Registries
o Maintaining and updating databases containing individually identifiable information and vital statuses on Registry members
o Corresponding with Registry members via telephone and mail
o Develop and implement effective quality control standards
 Conducting recruitment activities for NIH-funded studies and CSP-initiated projects
o Conducting initial recruitment telephone calls to enroll subjects in research
o Assembling informational and initial recruitment mailing packets to research subjects
o Maintaining and updating study databases, and tracking study progress
o Performing quality checks on data entry and recruitment activities
 Serving as a liaison between the Vietnam-Era Registries and key stakeholders

Qualifications

 BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field required; Master’s level degree preferred
o If BA/BS, 4-5 years of research-related experience required
o If higher degree, 2-4 years of research-related experience preferred
 Successful management/leadership experience
 Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage complex projects
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of VA and university researchers and staff
 Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone
 Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
 Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
 Excellent time management skills
 Ability to adapt to evolving and competing priorities and timelines
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required; experience with MS Access and REDCap preferred

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 the targeted GS-11 range. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website 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 11/29/2021 will be considered first. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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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