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Go to: Data Analyst-IG1| | Research Associate - PJ1


Date Posted: 8/3/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

 Research Assitant - WR1

The Research Assistant will support day-to-day operations for a large clinical intervention trial comparing three non-pharmacological treatments (mindfulness meditation, hypnosis, and education) for chronic pain. The position is based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) at both the Seattle and American Lake Divisions. Some travel to the University of Washington campus in Seattle will be required.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

Under supervision and guidance from Investigators and Supervisory Research Study Coordinator, the Research Assistant will assume the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct day-to-day clinical trial administration tasks, including subject recruitment, screening, study procedures (e.g., informed consent, assessments, scheduling of intervention appointments), data collection and entry, maintenance of records.
  • Assist with the maintenance of study regulatory records, preparation of study documents for audits and site visits, maintaining approval of study from the VAPSHCS Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Maintain computer access, required trainings.
  • Maintain confidentiality of subject records.
  • Gather, record, organize, transcribe, and verify accuracy of research study data using Excel and Access.
  • Assist with the clerical and administrative support of the project.
  • Establish and maintain positive collaborations with study participants, investigators, and research and/or analytical staff at host or collaborating institutions.
  • Perform related duties as required.


Bachelor’s level training in a relevant academic area



  • Experience as a research assistant/associate
  • Strong organizational, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent ability to pay attention to details
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Opportunity to develop foundational skills required for career research positions.


Date Posted: 5/26/17

Part/Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

  Data Anaylst - IG1


Analyst for clinical research in liver disease, full time or part-time based at VAPSHCS.


  • Work as a part of a large group of analysts, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and clinical investigators.
  • Extracting analytic variables from national VA electronic records.
  • May perform preliminary descriptive statistics or even more advanced analyses.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Significant experience in SQL, STATA and SAS.    
  • BA or BSs degree required, MS or PhD degree is considered favorable                         


Date Posted: 6/23/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly



The Research Associate is a vital member of a well-established internationally/nationally renowned laboratory with a reputation for conducting human T cell assays associated with autoimmune diabetes. The Research Associate performs assays to support research investigating human autoimmune diabetes.


General Duties:

  • Work with human blood specimens, tissues, and human cell cultures performing T cell cultures and assays, sterile culture work.
  • Pick up and transport samples.
  • Work with radioisotopes and labeled specimens.
  • Help in maintenance of laboratory, help organize and track samples/data, order supplies/equipment, and make media.


  • The position requires a BA/BS degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, plus at least one year of research experience.
  • Must be willing to work with human blood products and tissues, radioactive isotopes, and biohazards.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of computers for word processing and graphic presentation of data.
  • Must be willing and able to work outside the normal workweek if required by experiment. Some weekend work may be required. 
  • Must have own vehicle for transporting samples.
  • Since all of the samples are from patients, the ability to be careful and accurate when recording data and patient information is required.


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