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

Posted: July 31, 2023

# 19785

Opportunity Type: Job

Closing Date: open until filled


Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


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 is a CSP research center currently recruiting one or more full-time Research Coordinators who want to be part of our research team. The ERIC is part of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and works to improve the health outcomes of Veterans through epidemiologic research. Applicants will be considered for all open positions.


Key Duties for Research Coordinator positions:

  • Develop and maintain study databases
  • Develop, implement, and maintain standard operating procedures and study materials
  • Prepare and track IRB submissions and other regulatory documents
  • Prepare reports and presentations for local and national research meetings
  • Conduct quality control procedures such as consent form audits, documentation tracking, and data reconciliation and support Center-wide and CSP-wide research quality control and safety efforts
  • Perform data collection and data entry as described in research protocols
  • Demonstrate understanding, tact, empathy, and cooperation with team members and stakeholders to provide optimal customer service


Qualifications for all positions:

  • Education Requirements:
    • BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field and 3-4 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research required OR
    • Master’s or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field required and 1-2 years of work experience in clinical, epidemiological, or health services research preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of researchers and staff
  • Experience with customer service, particularly by telephone and e-mail
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Solid problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and timelines
  • Experience with data management systems (e.g., REDCap, Microsoft Access) preferred


Study Descriptions and Study-specific Key Duties

Each of the following study teams are looking to hire a Research Coordinator


CSP #505: Millennium Cohort Study

The longitudinal Millennium Cohort Study is a joint study between the VA and Department of Defense (DoD) that launched in July 2001.  This observational study collects health, lifestyle, and military information from study participants and links these data with DoD and VA electronic health records to better understand the short-and long-term health effects of military service.

CSP #505 Key Duties:

  • Provide support to VA and DoD investigators engaged in CSP #505 projects, particularly on longitudinal research studies to assess health trends among Veterans
  • Participate in meetings and teleconferences as needed; prepare and travel to national meetings as required.
  • May: Facilitate projects using VA-DoD data by contributing to protocol construction, literature reviews, and manuscript drafting. 

Learn more about the ERIC and CSP at:


Application Information

All positions are based in Seattle, WA, are telework eligible, and all candidates must be U.S. citizens. Top candidates’ education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if they meet the criteria for the targeted GS-9. To examine salary at a GS-9, see the current year’s General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle on the OPM.GOV website.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to See detailed instructions below. If you do not provide sufficient detail or required information, Human Resources may not find you eligible for the position. Applications received by 7/24/23 will be given preference. Applications will be accepted until all positions are 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 throughout the process. 


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:

  • The USAJobs website has tips on submitting a resume for a federal position. Some of the following items come from that guidance.  
  • List all relevant and previous employment in an easy-to-read format
  • List all degrees and years obtained (i.e., MPH or MS, BA or BS, etc.)
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