Health Sciences Research Project Manager, Seattle ERIC

Health Sciences Research Project Manager, Seattle ERIC

Category : Alumni

Position Description 

Are you interested in helping to improve the health and healthcare of our United States Veterans through meaningful work in a collaborative environment? 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 VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time Project Manager. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Project Manager will provide leadership for a multi-site observational study titled, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

The aim of the study is to gather longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease to answer key research questions about their natural history and clinical outcomes, and to better anticipate and manage pandemics in the future for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) users and the general population. The role of the Seattle ERIC is to provide overall research operations and coordination of the study for all study sites nationwide.

The Project Manager will provide operational support under the direction of the Study Program Manager.


Key Duties

  • Work closely with Study Co-Chairs and Investigators to advance scientific aims and study objectives
  • Serve as liaison between the study coordinating center and site Investigators, site personnel, central laboratory personnel, consultants, and contractors
  • Manage research operations activities for 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 site, 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 operational procedures and protocols including participant tracking measures
  • Monitor subject recruitment and data collection activities at 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



  • 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
    • If BA/BS, 5-6 years of research-related experience required
    • 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


Application Information  

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov.
  • Resumes must detail whether employment was full- or part-time and paid or unpaid.
  • Applications that include unofficial degree transcripts may be considered first.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by September 11th, 2020 will be considered first.
  • Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered.

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