Program Manager, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Program Manager, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Category : Alumni

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recruiting a Program Manager to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations addressing Veteran health issues. The Center is 1 of 5 epidemiologic centers within the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP), within the VA Office of Research and Development.

The Center is recruiting a full-time position that will provide leadership in the management of large, national epidemiologic research studies within the ERIC as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated studies. The Program Manager will work closely with the Associate Center Director for Research Operations, to assure the success of several observational epidemiologic studies addressing environmental/occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, and genetics/genomics.

Key Duties:

· Work with the Center Director and Associate Center Director for Research Operations, to provide managerial leadership to the Center.

· Work closely with the Project Managers to reach the research objectives of the study while adhering to national and VA research compliance standards.

· Serve as a Project Manager on new initiatives within the Center and the Cooperative Studies Program.

· Assist Project Managers with staff hiring, training, and supervision.

· Assist Lead Administrator with research administrative duties, including budget and contract management.

· Foster collaborations on best management practices across the Cooperative Studies Program sites.

· Work closely with the Quality Management Specialist to integrate quality improvement practices into research activities.

· Work closely with ERIC and CSP staff to ensure success of Center research projects.


· Minimum of a bachelors-level degree in a scientific field and 5 years of managing large-scale research studies including oversight of instrumentation, data collection, and operations.

· Knowledge of national and VA research compliance standards.

· Record of leadership and team building.

· Proficient in standard Microsoft Office products including Access.

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-12 range. Education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine position eligibility and targeted GS level, per the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at

Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC [at] va [dot] gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials received by January 10, 2020 will be considered first. Only complete applications will be considered.

For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see

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