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CAREERS - CURRENT OPENINGS

SIBCR's mission is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted at the both the Seattle and Tacoma VA Puget Sound Health Care System. SIBCR is dedicated to supporting research and education efforts by facilitating collaborative research projects with other federal agencies, voluntary health organizations, nonprofit professional societies, academic institutions and for-profit companies.

 

SIBCR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

 

Go to: Grants Administrator - KS1| Research Study Assistant - MH | Laboratory Technician - PJ1

 

Date Posted: 5/26/17

Part/Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

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  Data Anaylst - IG1

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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: 9/21/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

 

 Grants Adminstator - KS1

 

Summary:
The VA Metabolism Division is looking for a Research Administrator to support senior and mid-level faculty in their diabetes research conducted at the VAPSHCS. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set, proactive attitude and be able to navigate regulations from three administrative entities: VA, SIBCR and University of Washington (UW).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, monitor and project complex variable budgets.
  • Integrate budget information into custom reports for use by faculty.
  • Perform grant submission for faculty and postdoctoral fellows, including completion of non-technical portions of application, adherence to deadlines and conditions of award, and budget adjustments as needed.
  • Initiate and track personnel agreements for employee salaries distributed among three different institutions.
  • Maintain regulatory documentation required by the VA, UW and SIBCR.
  • Maintain the UW Diabetes Research Center website by updating content and liaising with the website designer.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as travel coordination/reimbursement, edit faculty CVs, purchase supplies, conduct new personnel orientation.

Qualifications:

  • Three years relevant experience
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office/Adobe
  • Working knowledge of Excel formulas and functions
  • Ability to edit basic web pages
  • Budget knowledge (ability to reconcile, manage, report budget information)
  • Ability to navigate complex systems across institutions/departments
  • Excellent communication skills plus ability to prioritize tasks

Preferred:

  • Prior experience as a research administrator in an academic setting
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of EndNote

 

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Date Posted: 10/2/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

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Research Study Assistant - MH

Summary: This position works with the Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC) conducting world class biomedical research.

 

This position will interact with a multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical investigators, as well as fellows, volunteer research participants, community partners, scientific collaborators and Department of Defense components, locally and nationally. The NW MIRECC develops novel and improved treatments for major behavioral disorders afflicting veterans, directing major resources to support research, education, and treatment for Gulf War Illness and neuropsychiatric disorders highly prevalent among combat-exposed returnees including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and blast concussive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

 

Responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision and guidance, the research study assistant will:

  • Schedule and coordinate participants’ study schedules
  • Assist with recruiting research volunteers
  • Create, modify, and maintain study data collection documents and files
  • Record, organize, verify, transcribe, and upload research study data
  • Prepare and organize regulatory materials for investigators and staff
  • Inventory and resupply study specific materials and kits
  • Participate in research study visits and procedures
  • Accompany study participants to various research procedures
  • Conduct vital signs and ECGs, psychometric testing, and phlebotomy
  • Process blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Ship and track human biological samples
  • Maintain confidentiality of participant and study records at all times
  • Serve as protocol resource for participants and staff
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Previous experience in research

 

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Date Posted: 11/9/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN- PJ1

Description:

The Laboratory Technician 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 Laboratory Assistant 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Salary will be dependent upon experience. Local candidates preferred - no relocation reimbursements.

 

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