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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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Date Posted: 9/13/17

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly



The Administrative Specialist will support senior and mid-level University of Washington Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition faculty who are also involved in the leadership of the NIH funded Diabetes Research Center based at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. A successful candidate will have a diverse skill set, proactive attitude and be able to navigate regulations from three administrative entities (VA, UW and the Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research). The candidate will play a critical role in our goal to benefit veterans through our diabetes research and education program.


  • Administrative support to senior and mid-level Principal Investigators such as maintaining research and personnel files, PIs schedules and conference travel arrangements.
  • Oversee an integrated research expenditures portfolio comprising 10-15 project budgets derived from federal, industry and nonprofit sources which are administrated by the three different institutions. Duties include budget preparation, reconciliation and projections. Responsible for purchasing research supplies, travel reimbursement and maintenance of budget files
  • Initiation and tracking of personnel agreements for employee salaries distributed among the three different institutions.
  • Compilation, submission and tracking of grant applications for faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Maintenance of regulatory documentation required by the three agencies such as IRB, IACUC and Biosafety.
  • Coordinate the weekly Research Training Conference for eleven faculty members and their research trainees.
  • Maintain the University of Washington Diabetes Research Center website by updating content and liaising with the website designer.

Position Requirements:
Minimum three years of experience providing high level administrative support to senior leadership.


This position requires a high degree of personal initiative, strong communication skills, the ability to organize and prioritize tasks to ensure smooth workflow, high work standards and an active interest in providing strong customer service within an expanding and changing unit. This position regularly encounters challenges related to working in a fast-paced environment and interdisciplinary lab setting, thus an ability to anticipate upcoming needs and utilize resources is an important skill. Teamwork plays an important role in this position, as does an ability to critically obtain and analyze information effectively in the face of ambiguity.


Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, EndNote and WordPress required.


Familiarity with the academic environment, such as the University of Washington.


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