Category Archives: Alumni

Laboratory and Epidemiology Coordinator, Department of Forensic Sciences

Category : Alumni

Job Summary

This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS). The mission of the DFS is to provide high-quality, timely, accurate, and reliable forensic science services using best practices and best available technology, focusing on unbiased science and transparency, to enhance public safety and health.

The overall goal of this position is to timely and appropriately coordinate the submission of clinical samples to the DC Public Health Laboratory (DC PHL) for laboratory testing, improve data collection quality, and facilitate ongoing communication and data sharing of laboratory testing results with DC Department of Health (DOH) to support surveillance and outbreak investigation activities. The coordinator will work closely with the DFS PHL Director and Laboratory Unit Managers to coordinate efforts between the DOH Infectious Disease Epidemiologists and with outside stakeholders pertaining to disease surveillance, sample submission, and laboratory testing.  The incumbent will ensure the efficient and effective conduct of public health surveillance to support the wellbeing of District residents, visitors, and stakeholders.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Laboratory & Epidemiology Coordinator serves as the primary point of communication for DC health care facility (HCF) laboratories, commercial laboratories, or other facilities submitting clinical samples to the PHL by responding to all inquiries. Develops communication plans to conduct ongoing outreach and education to submitting laboratories.  Provides outreach services to DC HCF laboratories, clinics, and offices. Troubleshoots and optimizes methods for patient sample submission by working with outside stakeholders, including sentinel clinical laboratories, hospitals, and local health clinics to communicate and educate staff about available testing methods and appropriate sample collection and handling requirements requested by the Public Health Laboratory. Oversees sample submission protocol development.

The incumbent ensures the timely submission of critical outbreak samples and draft a sample submission report to be sent to the Epidemiologist who is leading the outbreak investigation. Ensures routine sample submission targets are met based on established standard (e.g. number of submitted samples, timeliness of sample submission) by tracking and reporting submission performance metrics. Reports laboratory data to DOH for surveillance and performance metrics required by federal grants (e.g. for reports, during meetings).  Communicates key surveillance findings to relevant stakeholders (including detection of clusters using BioNumerics). Assists with reporting to meet grant deliverables and performance metrics. Maintains a current understanding of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines and regulations as they pertain to clinical testing to direct quality assurance in the laboratory in collaboration with the designated Specialist.

 

Qualifications and Education

A Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position; in addition to one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the CS-11 grade level. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including, but are not limited to, coordinating the timely and appropriate submission of clinical samples to the DC Public Health Laboratory (DC PHL) for laboratory testing, improving data collection quality, and facilitating the ongoing communication and data sharing of laboratory testing results with DC Department of Health (DOH) to support surveillance and outbreak investigation activities.

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in epidemiology, a laboratory science or forensic science and a higher degree is favorably considered, and five (5) years or more of specialized experience, two years of which were gained from clinical, public health, or environmental laboratory setting is highly desirable. Experience with customer service, marketing, and negotiations a plus.  Skills in using other statistical analysis software desired.

 

How to Apply 

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Surveillance Epidemiology Fellowship, CDC

Category : Alumni

Description 

A research opportunity is currently available in the Mycotic Diseases Branch (MDB) at the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Division works to promote food safety and to prevent illnesses from foodborne, waterborne, and fungal infections.

Throughout the course of this research project, the participant will be trained in the epidemiologic techniques and scientific project management skills for invasive mold infections surveillance.  Major training include medical chart reviews, management surveillance databases and data analysis.

Learning objectives include:

  • Setting up data management systems, including use of software like REDCap
  • Tracking process measures with local and state public health partners
  • Using statistical software like R, SAS or Stata
  • Creating scripts to automate monthly automated data quality checks
  • Conducting data analysis for public health action
  • Participating in interpretation of findings and creating educational materials for hurricane preparedness 

 

Qualifications 

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills

  • Strong proficiency in statistical software (preferably R)
  • Excellent analytic skills and some experience in data management and or conducting epidemiological analyses
  • Knowledge of medical charts and/ or clinical terminologies
  • Strong organizational and activity planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication

 

How to Apply 

  • Click here to read more about the position details and application requirements. 
  • Application Deadline: November 17 at 3:00PM EST
  • If you have questions, send an email to ORISE [dot] CDC [dot] NCEZID [at] orau [dot] org. Please include the reference code (CDC-DFWED-2020-0238) for this opportunity in your email.

Vaccine Preventable Disease Epidemiologist II, Texas HH

Category : Alumni

Description 

Under the guidance of the Vaccine Preventable Disease(VPD) Group Manager, the VPD Epidemiologist II performs advanced investigative and consultative epidemiological work within the Emerging and Acute Infectious Disease Unit (EAIDU) related to VPDs. Collects and analyzes, interprets, and distributes epidemiological data on VPDs in Texas. May supervise the work of others in data collection. Provides telephonic and electronic technical consultation to public health professionals, healthcare providers, and the public on the epidemiology of VPD and assists these partners in any VPD outbreak investigations. Prepares public health information, training materials, and investigative tools for VPD surveillance and investigation. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Participates in VPD outbreak investigations and studies by coordinating data collection with local and regional health department partners, abstracting medical data from hospital and medical records, designing and modifying questionnaires or report forms, interviewing patients, coordinating collection and transport of clinical specimens, performing data analysis using statistical programs, and assisting with recommendations for control measures. Analyzes and interprets epidemiological data, including laboratory findings. Creates, maintains, and distributes line lists and databases using applications such as Excel, Access and other software packages available to the team.
  • Monitors the statewide surveillance system for case reports of VPDs in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS); assists and provides consultation to local and regional health department staff on data entry, case classification, and other aspects of case investigations; conducts some data entry; ensures data quality, reviews and approves or rejects notifications, and oversees year-end data cleanup in the system. Assists in establishing and implementing activities to improve surveillance for VPDs. Retrieves data from the Department’s laboratory information system (LabWare) and NEDSS.
  • Coordinates activities related to the reporting of metrics for the VPD portion of the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Cooperative Agreement. Coordinates with local and regional health department partners on inter-jurisdictional case and outbreak investigations. May serve as a point of contact with CDC for VPD outbreak investigations. Recommends measures for prevention and control of VPD. Working with Unit staff, develops protocols, procedures, and training materials related to surveillance and outbreak investigations. Participates in training regional and local staff in investigation methods. Develops and disseminates data collection instruments. Requests and collates information collected during VPD investigations. Coordinates establishment and implementation of activities to improve outbreak response.
  • Prepares reports and graphs of surveillance and investigation data using Power Point, Excel, Access, and NEDSS. Disseminates data reports to internal and external partners. May prepare and give oral presentations on surveillance data and epidemiological investigations for professional and lay audiences. Assists in the development of disease fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures and press bulletins. May assist in preparing articles for publication in journals. Provides telephonic and electronic technical consultations to public health professionals, health care providers, and the public on the epidemiology of VPDs and their prevention and control. Prepares VPD data for posting to the web. Reviews scientific literature, as appropriate.

 

Required Skills and Experience  

  • A master’s degree with a focus in epidemiology and = 2 years’ work experience in epidemiology in a public health agency OR a doctoral-level degree in epidemiology OR other non-epidemiology graduate degree or certification (e.g., RN, MD/DO, DDS/DMD, DVM, PhD, RS) with at least four years of epidemiological experience.
  • Experience using statistical analysis software required. Experience with SAS strongly preferred.
  • Experience communicating complex and technical information to a variety of groups.

 

How to Apply 

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Data Coordinator II, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Category : Alumni

Job Summary

Responsible for reviewing electronic and scanned medical records of patients for data abstraction and entry of data elements into databases for clinical research. Will complete validation of data entry and follow clinical research protocols. Reviews data obtained by electronic queries of hospital databases and ensures accuracy. Works closely with other clinical research staff and statisticians.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Extracts data on study patients from electronic and paper hospital records, outpatient charts and private physician office records, as appropriate, in order to complete data collection required by specific protocols. Enters data into computerized system.
  2. Validates data entry and comparison of data obtained electronically and from medical record review.
  3. Performs initial statistical analyses on data to create large databases from multiple sources, confirm complete data capture, and calculate data abstraction accuracy among data coordinators and students.
  4. Coordinates data analysis plan with principal investigator and statistician.
  5. Keep detailed records of data analysis process and procedures.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in epidemiology or statistics preferred.
  • 1-3 years related work experience required.
  • Experience with statistical software required, including SAS.
  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with STATA and Epilnfo is a plus.
  • Understanding of medical terminology and/or experience in medical record review.
  • Experience training and supervising junior research staff.

 

Competencies

  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

 

How to Apply 

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Health Scientist, CDC

Category : Alumni

Position Summary 

The incumbent serves as a Health Scientist performing data science work that requires extraction of knowledge from public health surveillance systems and programs at the local, state and national levels that are structured or unstructured for: analysis; improved understanding and communication; development/visualization of new concepts, and/or processes that add value to health services delivery and the decision making process.

 

Responsibilities 

As a Health Scientist (Data Scientist), you will:

  • Consult and collaborate with statistical, data science, artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning), and public health professionals in the collection, linkage, processing, coding, classification, and analysis of public health surveillance, research, and administrative health data.
  • Learn and use current data science methods and tools to plan and conduct research using public health data systems, including survey data, health care facility data, syndromic surveillance data, electronic health records, vital records, and non-traditional data sources such as social media and unstructured web-based data.
  • Support the development of proposals and projects that align with research and policy goals for data science research and analytic projects, defining the scope and intent of the projects, the data to be used, the analytic approaches and methods, technology resource requirements, timelines and significant milestones, and intended outputs.
  • Provide advice on the use of data science tools, methods, and statistical learning models to collect, link, process, code, classify, and analyze public health surveillance, research, and administrative data.
  • Assist in creating recommendation for additional research and development efforts and formulates proposals for new studies and data science projects related to the Center’s priority topic areas.
  • Support synthesizing and interpreting the relevant literature and other public sources and provides analytical review of current methodological developments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

Minimum Qualification

Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience conducting statistical analyses, using data science methods such as machine learning and data visualizations, and working with structured and unstructured datasets.

 

How to Apply 

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Public Health Epidemiologist Manager, Louisiana Dept. of Health

Category : Alumni

Job Description

  • Function of Work: To design, plan, evaluate and oversee the conducting of epidemiological activities related to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data about health events in order to assess and help assure the health and safety of Louisiana citizens.
  • Level of Work: Manager

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manages complex surveillance systems throughout the state (i.e., reportable disease and health-related conditions, Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System, Immunization Registry, etc.).
  • Evaluates epidemiological data in order to develop policies and programs to prevent the spread of disease, injury, disability, etc.
  • Directs the implementation of control or prevention measures, evaluates program effectiveness, and initiates and/or approves measures to achieve improvements
  • Directs the planning and coordination of public meetings regarding epidemiological issues.
  • Presents epidemiological data to legislators, communities, and other agencies.
  • Attends and participates in public health related meetings of local government bodies, civic organizations, national organizations, and other groups to serve as an epidemiological advisor.
  • May serve on national or multi-state teams or task forces for epidemiology dealing with threats across state boundaries.
  • Plans and coordinates epidemiological services in health emergencies (e.g., chemical spills, industrial explosions, hurricanes, natural disasters, disease and injury outbreaks, etc.) as needed to insure and maintain community public health or when requested to do so by the Governor.
  • May represent the Department of Health and Hospitals or the Office of Public Health in epidemiological events related to statewide emergency response and preparedness.
  • Oversees the preparation of grant proposals and monitors their execution and progress.
  • Prepares the budget and monitors expenditures for the program.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in epidemiology plus four years of professional level experience in epidemiology.

Substitutions

  • A master’s degree in public health, which included twelve hours in epidemiology, biostatistics, tropical medicine, maternal and child health, occupational health, international health, community health, or any combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
  • A master’s degree in nursing, a social science, a biological science, or a behavioral science, which included twelve semester hours in epidemiology and/or biostatistics or a combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
  • A doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, which included twelve semester hours in epidemiology and/or biostatistics or a combination, will substitute for the master’s degree in epidemiology only
  • A doctorate degree in epidemiology will substitute for two years of the required experience.

 

How to Apply

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Epidemiologist, CDC

Category : Alumni

Opportunity Summary

This Direct Hire recruitment is to fill positions based on a critical hiring need resulting from the outbreak and spread of the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), which has caused a public health emergency. As such, all applicants who meet the OPM Public Health Program Specialist Series requirements and the minimum specialized experience qualifications stated in this announcement will be referred to hiring managers for further consideration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Initiate, formulate, plan and execute analytic research projects and researches the quality of methodologies and measures pertinent to the assessment and summarization of the health status of Americans.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports of study results that include discussion of substantive health issues and research objectives; assessment of the adequacy and quality of data used in the analyses; and explanation of the methodologies, results, and relevance to health issues as they relate to the epidemiological problem under study.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Using established, modified and newly developed scientific and technical methods and practices, identifies and evaluates a wide range of conventional and unconventional health conditions in a specialty area.
  • Plans and carries out quality control programs and selects statistical and epidemiologic methods for use in quality control analysis.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
  • This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Minimum Qualifications GS-14

  • Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
  • Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience developing policy and objectives, appraising programs, or initiating requirements for epidemiological studies.

 

How to Apply 

  • Click here to read more about this position and apply online. 
  • To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
  • A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on September 8th, 2020

Health Sciences National Research Study Coordinator, 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 National Research Study Coordinator. The National Research Study Coordinator will support 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 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 National Research Study Coordinator will help advance the study’s scientific objectives and support dissemination of study findings in scientific manuscripts, under the direction of the Study Program Manager and Study Co-Chair.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate development of a scientific publication strategy with the study leadership team and investigators
  • Manage scientific manuscript production, co-author and institutional review, and journal submission and review
  • Assist study Co-chair with scheduling, agenda setting, and development of materials for national and local study meetings
  • Contribute to management and maintenance of the Operations Manual
  • Assist with designing and developing standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures
  • Ensure compliance with study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
  • 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

 

Qualifications 

  • BA/BS or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required, Master’s level degree preferred
  • 1-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required
    • If BA/BS, 2-4 years of research-related experience required
    • If higher degree, 1-2 years of research-related experience preferred
  • Experience with scientific writing and publication
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • 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, 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.

COVID-19 Epidemiology Fellow, Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative

Category : Alumni

Opportunity Description

The Rollins School of Public Health Covid-19 Epidemiology Fellows Program is designed for recent Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates in epidemiology or a related concentration who are interested in the epidemiologic response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects in Georgia.

Coordinated through the Emory Covid-19 Response Collaborative at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and offered in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, this two-year service and training fellowship aims to bolster Georgia’s epidemiologic capacity.

 

Job Description

  • Each fellow will be assigned to serve as an epidemiologist within one of Georgia’s 18 health districts or to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
  • While fellows’ primary day-to-day responsibilities will be assigned by their site supervisors, fellows will be given additional support and training by fellowship program staff in topics such as managerial techniques, epidemiologic resources and career development.
  • Fellows can expect about 90% of their effort to be devoted to hands-on applied epidemiology as assigned by their site supervisors and about 10% effort devoted to engaging in activities provided by the fellowship program through continuing education training, management training, seminar/speaker series, and e-learning.
  • The long-term goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate talented epidemiologists well-equipped to address the current Covid-19 crisis and eager to apply their knowledge, creativity and passion to a career in epidemiology that extends beyond Covid-19.
  • While fellows will be employees of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health for the duration of their fellowship, fellows will spend their time working as a level 1 epidemiologist within one of Georgia’s 18 health districts or within the state health department located in Atlanta. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in public health, a master’s of science degree in public health or health education, or a master’s in development practice from an accredited school.

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s of Public Health graduates of accredited schools or programs of public health in Georgia and the Southeast are encouraged to apply.
  • MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology
  • Closely supervised work experience demonstrating competence in conducting public health surveillance, analyzing surveillance data, reporting analytic results, and conducting outbreak investigations.

 

Additional Details 

  • Cover letter – strongly desired
  • In your cover letter please clearly indicate three of Georgia’s 18 health districts (https://dph.georgia.gov/public-health-districts) that you would be most interested in working with and why
  • Please upload the cover letter in the Supporting Documents section of the application
  • The job may require local travel within the assigned district

 

How to Apply 

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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

 

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
    • 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.