National Study Coordinator, EPIC3 Study - The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

Posted: March 27, 2023

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Opportunity Type: Job

Closing Date: open until filled


National Research Study Coordinator, EPIC3 Study

Are you interested in helping to improve the healthcare of 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 of epidemiology and clinical trial research centers that produce innovative and effective solutions to Veteran and national healthcare problems through high quality multi-site research studies.

The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time National Research Study Coordinator (GS-11) for the EPIC3 Study, CSP #2028. The Seattle ERIC is a research center within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System that works to improve the health outcomes of Veterans through high quality epidemiologic research.

CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3) within the Veterans Health Administration gathers longitudinal data on the epidemiology, virology, immunology, and clinical characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease. The EPIC3 Study is a high impact, national research study that aims to provide critical insights about SARS-CoV-2 infections and the COVID-19 disease, their impact on the health and well-being of Veterans, and how the VA can better anticipate and manage future pandemics.  

The National Research Study Coordinator will work under the direction of the Study Program Manager and Study Co-Chair Javeed A. Shah, MD. This position is based in Seattle, WA.

Key Duties:

  • Coordinate and encourage research analysis using collected biospecimens
  • Develop benchmarks and progress measures for ongoing biospecimen analysis with partner labs
  • Provide support for bioinformatics analysis
  • Assist Study Co-chair with scheduling, agenda setting, and development of materials for national and local study meetings
  • Contribute to the management and maintenance of the Operations Manual 
  • Assist with designing and developing standard operating procedures, databases, and study materials; maintain and troubleshoot tracking infrastructures with core and partner laboratories
  • Ensure compliance with the study protocol, including informed consent, safety, and data security requirements
  • Oversee data management and quality assurance/quality control procedures
  • Write papers for peer-reviewed journals and collaborate with co-authors


  • Education Requirements:
    • BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field and 4-5 years of work involving Human Subjects OR
    • Master’s or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field and at least 2 years of work involving Human Subjects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required
  • Experience in human immunology, virology, or other high-dimensional analysis of observations in human tissue required
  • Experience with scientific writing and publication
  • Excellent oral 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
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SharePoint, and REDCap programs preferred

Learn more about the ERIC and CSP at:


Application Information:

Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Top candidates’ will have their education and experience evaluated by Human Resources to determine if they meet the criteria for the targeted GS-11. The General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle can be found on the Office of Personnel Management website at

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is understood that your circumstances may change during the interview process. Please be sure to share any updates relevant to your situation such as your employment status and current location. 

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.


Please format your resume according to the following guidance for federal submission:

    • List all relevant and previous employment in an easy-to-read format
    • List all degrees obtained (i.e., MPH or MS, BA or BS, etc.)
    • For each job, include the following information:
          1. Employer Address
          2. Salary (if unpaid, list as “$0/hour”) and hours worked
          3. Supervisor name and contact information
          4. Permission to contact supervisor: Y/N
          5. List internships that you received academic credit for with your jobs. Any other internships should be listed under a volunteer section.
    • Please highlight and elaborate on your research and healthcare experience along with any related academic and publication achievements. Please consider a non-research audience when describing your experiences. It is acceptable for your resume to be longer than 1-2 pages as federal resume are typically quite thorough and detailed. Please provide as much detail as you can.
    • Please see the USAJobs website for additional helpful tips on submission of a resume for a federal position.

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