SIBCR's mission is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted at 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: 9/25/18
The Garcia laboratory in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, who is interested in studying signaling networks related to mitochondria and muscle wasting in cancer patients and in skeletal muscle samples.
The research team is interested in elucidating comprehensive signaling networks that control muscle mass and function with the goals to identify and characterizing novel mechanisms of muscle atrophy in the setting of cancer. We are particularly interested in the role of mitochondria and hormonal signaling including androgens.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the field of the life sciences, a strong publication record, and good spoken/written communication skills.
Backgrounds/skills include expertise in: 1) Clinical/translational research, 2) Muscle metabolism and mitochondrial function, and 3) molecular biology in cancer or metabolic diseases. The postdoctoral fellow will work in a highly interactive laboratory environment and collaborate with clinical experts, molecular biologists, and biochemists.
Date Posted: 3/19/19
The Research Coordinator will be working in complex research studies and will aid in research development, data collection, and other activities to carry out research program goals.
- Conduct patient screenings through review of electronic medical charts
- Schedule and complete research testing as outlined in protocols in several Seattle area hospitals such as Puget Sound VA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, UW Medical Center
- Keep accurate report of research data
- Blood drawing/processing, biopsy tissue handling/processing
- Intramuscular administration of medications
- Muscle function assessment of elderly research patients
- Maintain regulatory/compliance paperwork
- Attention to detail
- Great organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Works well with a team and independently
- Motivated to be involved in research activities
- Able to travel within the Seattle area
- Phlebotomy certification preferred
- Able to provide intramuscular injections preferred
- Daily hours are somewhat flexible based on schedule of the day, but consistent early morning availability is preferred
Knowledge and Experience:
- Proficient with Microsoft Office package (especially Outlook, Excel, and Word)
- Prior volunteer/work experience in research is preferred (human research is also preferred)
Date Posted: 3/19/19
The Research Technician will work in a large, successful group focused on muscle wasting research. Responsibilities will include working both independently and as a member of a team with multiple technicians, post-doctoral fellows and principal investigators, and providing technical assistance with ongoing research projects. Duties will focus on managing mouse colonies, performing animal physiology studies and ex-vivo work with rodent and human samples.
- Monitor and record animal weights as well as food and water consumption.Tumor implantation and administration of injections on conscious and anesthetized animals.
- Measuring body composition, grip strength, treadmill performance and CLAMS use in mice.
- Be responsible for mouse breeding, including genotyping.
- Perform and assist with survival and non-survival surgical procedures.
- Perform tissue collection and prepare tissue for subsequent analysis (e.g. histology, biochemical assay).
- Maintain detailed records, schedule mouse studies and analyze data.
- Perform regular presentations of data to the research group.
- Practice humane use, care and treatment of animals in accordance with federal regulations and as approved by the facility's animal care committee.
- Performance of molecular assays (PC, western, ELISA, immunohistochemistry) in human and animal samples.
- Provide general up keep in the laboratory and in the animal facility.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Maintenance of training and certifications as required by the facility.
- Training is provided and after further training more duties and responsibilities to be assigned.
This job requires the individual to be motivated, well organized and have good attention to detail. The person in the Research Technician position must be willing to work 20-40 hours/week, on a five day/week (M-F) daytime schedule with occasional weekend or evening hours as needed.
- Bachelor's degree in physiology or related field.
- Experience in cell culture, immunostaining and histology would be beneficial.
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, particularly design and use of spreadsheets is desirable.
Knowledge and Experience:
One to three years of relevant experience with research mice.
Date Posted: 4/2/2019
Under the direction of the Controller, this position supervises the accounting and purchasing activities of the Institute, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), applicable OMB Circulars and VA regulations. Perform all functions in fulfillment of SIBCR’s standards of excellence, utilizing continuous improvements in processes, policies, and procedures to nurture an environment which fosters optimal productivity and service to our customers. Joining a hardworking, improvement focused, dynamic team of professionals
Experience, Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or equivalent accounting experience preferred.
- Minimum five years of continuous accounting experience with a focus on general ledger and financial reporting.
- Thorough understanding of GAAP and internal controls.
- Non-profit / fund accounting preferred.
- Payroll experience required.
- Familiarity with the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circulars pertaining to the management and administration of federal funds.
- Proficient with MS Excel.
- Effective problem solving and analytical skills. Ability to identify trends and relationships within accounting data.
- Resourceful, high level of initiative and strong work ethic. Ability to work with minimum supervision and set priorities.
- Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with all team members, cross train in other accounting roles, and assist others at all levels of the organization.
- Good verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise strict confidentiality.
- Administer Post-Award responsibilities and duties in support of active Federal and non-Federal awards.
- Review grants documents and Notice of Awards for specific terms and conditions, equipment purchases, payments to Independent Contractors and sub-awards.
- Supervise accounts payable, receivable and purchasing activities for the organization, including supervision of accounting staff.
- Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
- Prepare monthly budget reports for distribution to SIBCR Investigators and grants managers.
- Provide training to new and existing accounting staff and provide back-up when necessary.
- Prepare and enter journal entries as needed.
- Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
- Assist with annual Single Audit (formerly known as A-133 Audit) and 403(b) audit.
- Support Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements.
Date Posted: 4/19/19
The Clinical Research Assistant 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 strong scientific, organizational, and interpersonal skills. A BA/BS or higher is required; a degree in scientific research-related field is strongly recommended. The position is full-time; 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 and at least 2+ years of experience in human subjects/health related research
- Outstanding organizational and communication skills
- Keen attention to detail
Desirable Knowledge and Experience:
- Experience with electronic medical record systems
- Knowledge of research compliance regulations
- Experience using the Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Access
Date Posted: 4/30/19
This position works with the Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC) conducting world class biomedical research.
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 interact with a multidisciplinary group of clinical and basic investigators, as well as clinicians, fellows, volunteer research participants, community partners, scientific collaborators, and Department of Defense components, locally and nationally.
This position will focus on translational neuroscience research; treatment of PTSD and trauma; and design and implementation of clinical trials.
Under minimal supervision and guidance, the research study assistant will:
- Schedule participant appointments and coordinate study activities with MIRECC staff
- 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, ECGs, psychometric testing, and phlebotomy
- Use physiologic monitoring equipment, such as pupillometry and actigraphy
- 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
- Authorized to work in the US
- Ability to work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Solid problem-solving skills
- Impeccable organizational and time management abilities
- Able to adapt to changing research and staff priorities
- 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: 5/16/19
The Laboratory Technician will play an integral role in an ongoing, multicenter, genetics research study on Parkinson's Disease based at the Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System. This individual will perform laboratory duties, and analyze and track data in a Microsoft Access database.
Under minimal supervision, this individual will:
- Extract DNA from human blood and tissue
- Design and order primers
- Genotype human genomic DNA using TaqMan
- Genotype microsatellite markers on human genomic DNA
- Sequence human genomic DNA
- Analyze sequence data using Mutation Surveyor
- Modify, maintain, and query Microsoft Access databases
- Maintain freezer inventory of human DNA, plasma and serum samples
- Reagent Preparation
BS degree in biology or related field AND up to two years of experience in a research laboratory; experience with general molecular methods including PCR; proficiency with desktop computers including spreadsheet and statistical software; strong organizational and communication skills; ability to manage diverse tasks, flexibility in work hours, and a commitment to excellence.
- Experience with bioinformatics including use of dbSNP and other NCBI resources
- Experience with ABI 7900 and SDS software
- Experience with ABI Genetic Analyzer (3100, 3130, or 3730)
- Experience with GeneMapper Software
- Experience with Mutation Surveyor Sequence Analysis software
- Experience Extracting DNA from Human Whole Blood
- Coursework in molecular biology, genetics, neurobiology, and statistics