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.
Date Posted: 5/26/17
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: 4/30/18
This position involves working 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, and scientific collaborators. The NW MIRECC develops novel and improved treatments for major behavioral disorders afflicting veterans, directing major resources to support research, education, and treatment efforts for neuropsychiatric disorders highly prevalent among combat-exposed returnees:
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
- Blast concussive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
- Gulf War Illness
- Other disorders, in collaboration with Department of Defense components locally and nationally
Under minimal supervision and guidance, the Study Coordinator will:
- Serve as protocol resource for investigators, staff, and participants
- Implement and coordinate research operations including recruitment of participants, informed consent processes, and study specific procedures with strict adherence to the approved protocol
- Obtain and review medical records, extracting relevant information
- Develop and maintain required study logs and tracking
- Serve as primary contact for study sponsors
- Draft and review regulatory materials and consent forms for investigators and staff
- Create and maintain drug accountability records; ensure prescriptions are filled as ordered
- Participate in research study visits and procedures including the performance of vital signs, pupillometry, ECG, phlebotomy, and psychometric testing
- Process blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); ship and track human biological samples
- Utilize database management programs to enter data and prepare reports
- Provide data quality control
- Maintain confidentiality of participant and study records at all times
- Perform other related duties as needed
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experiencing conducting clinical research project
- Ability to work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Solid problem-solving skills
- Ability to develop improved systems for research operations
- Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate participants’ schedules
- Willingness to work at secondary site(s)
- Flexibility and adaptability for shifting study priorities
- Familiarity and experience working with a veteran population
- Experiencing conducting clinical drug trials
Date Posted: 5/16/18
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 neuropsychiatric disorders highly prevalent among combat-exposed returnees including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and blast concussive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
This position will focus on translational neuroscience research; treatment of PTSD and trauma; and design and implementation of novel clinical trials.
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
• Use physiologic monitoring equipment, such as pupillometry, eye tracking, and polysomnography.
• 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
• Bachelor’s degree
• Legally authorized to work in the US
• Ability to work independently
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Solid problem-solving skills
• Previous experience in clinical research
• Familiarity and experience with a veteran population
• Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate participants
• Willingness to work at secondary site(s)
Date Posted: 5/23/18
This posting is for a research technician position in the labs of Drs. Michelle Erickson and William Banks at the Seattle VA Medical Center. The scientific focus of both labs comprises many aspects of blood-brain barrier physiology that include peptide and protein transport, neuroimmune communication, and perturbation by pharmacologic agents, toxicants, and disease states such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The ideal candidate would support a multidisciplinary, R21-funded project that aims to determine how exposure to ozone, a widespread component of air pollution, adversely affects the central nervous system and could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
- Carry out technical aspects of research projects, which includes designing and conducting experiments, recording and managing data, and communicating results to supervisors and the research group
- Complete and stay current on all training required by the VA and affiliated institutions and adhere to all rules and regulations
- Record keeping and preparation of paperwork for protocol submissions
- More detailed aspects of technical duties include:
- In vivo PK/PD studies in mice
- Behavioral assays (cognition, olfaction, anhedonia, stress, anxiety, depression) in mice
- Extraction and quantification of proteins and nucleic acids
- Immunofluorescent staining and microscopy
- Tissue culture
- Molecular cloning and viral vector development
- Must be able to commit 40 hours a week
- Must be willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
- Must be willing to work with mice and radioactive isotopes and strictly adhere to all regulations regarding their use
- Must be authorized to work in the US
- Must work well with others, be pro-active about seeking help when needed, and respect all members in the lab
- Must be able to independently design and execute experiments, analyze data, and report data in a clear, organized format
Knowledge and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related academic program in the life sciences
- At least 2 years of wet lab experience that includes mouse handling, molecular techniques such as ELISAs, Western Blotting, qPCR, and cell culture.
- Other desirable skills:
- Mouse behavior
- Respiratory physiology
- Flow cytometry
Date Posted: 6/19/2018
The Clinical Research Coordinator will work as a key team member on a series of studies based at the Seattle VA Medical Center. This position will require an individual who understands the principles of scientific investigation and clinical trials, who is capable of in-depth understanding of the study protocol, and is able to make complex decisions independently. The candidate must possess scientific, organizational, and interpersonal skills and have at least 2 years project management experience. A BA/BS or higher is required; a degree in scientific research-related field is strongly recommended. The position is fulltime; Monday through Friday approximately 8:00 – 4:30 pm. The salary is based on the applicant’s research experience and includes benefits.
- Provide daily operational support
- Ensure compliance with applicable IRB, human subjects and data security guidelines and regulations
- Assist with development and maintenance of databases and files
- Prepare written reports and document procedures
- Provide recruitment for studies by screening for eligibility and obtaining informed consent
- Conduct study visits and administer questionnaires
- Enter data into study databases
- Prepare mailings
- Track recruitment activities
- Assist with grant submissions, including preparing applications, conducting literature reviews, and other tasks as needed
- BA/BS or at least 2+ years of Research project management in health research
- Outstanding organizational and communication skills
- Keen attention to detail
- Authorized to work in the US
Desirable Knowledge and Experience:
- Experience with electronic medical record systems
- Knowledge of research compliance regulations
- Experience using the Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access