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: 6/19/19
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: 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: 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
Date Posted: 6/14/19
Research Study Assistant will be working for several multi-center national studies. All clinical trials are related to the prevention of/or effectiveness of therapies for type 2 diabetes.
- A minimum of two years college-level course work and one year experience, or the equivalents of education and experience.
- Familiarity with computers and basic software, including word processing, spreadsheets and database programs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills are strongly preferred.
- Under general supervision, the incumbent will assist with various aspects of recruitment of research volunteers, screening of subjects and scheduling appointments for the study.
- Under general supervision, s/he may be required to explain various aspects of the study and the protocol to potential subjects.
- The incumbent will have the responsibility for monitoring the progress of study participants through the use of logbooks and brief interviews, including psychosocial questionnaires.
- S/he will be responsible for obtaining medical records from the doctors’ offices and hospitals, extracting relevant medical history.
- S/he will be required to perform various measurements of study participants, including weight, blood pressure, EKGs, blood draws, and anthropometric measurements.
- S/he will collect and prepare data for computer input and ensure confidentiality of all data.
- S/he will be required to process all samples for shipment to central laboratories.
- Assist with answering phones, ordering supplies, and assisting with inventories.
- Travel locally and should possess a reliable vehicle and current Washington state driver’s license.
- May also be required to travel to one or two national meetings lasting 2-3 days.
- Willingness to work flexible hours (some evening and possibly some weekends) to accommodate subject’s schedules.
- Ability to lift 40 pounds is also a required.
Date Posted: 7/9/19
The Grants and Contracts Manager is responsible for managing the overall pre- and post-award grants management process including preparation, submission, and management of a portfolio of grant and contract applications and awards from external funding sources, including Federal, State, voluntary health agencies and foundations. The Grants and Contracts Manager supports a core group of investigators with assessing grant application objectives and planning. This person also contributes to and supports Sponsored Programs team process improvement and management initiatives.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- At least 3+ years of experience in an independent role managing federal grants.
- Database experience and knowledge of various electronic grant submission systems.
- Exceptional customer service skills dealing with both technical and professional staff in a collegial setting.
- Strong familiarity with federal rules, regulations and standards and the ability to effectively communicate this information to our investigators and staff.
Ability to work as a team member with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
- Must have high attention to detail and strong writing skills.
- Strong organization and time management skills and the ability to multi-task and organize work-load relative to deadlines in a highly detailed position.
- Assembles and submits a large volume and variety of grant proposals – ensuring compliance with external funder application instructions and policies, and internal SIBCR/VA requirements;
- Maintains knowledge of the submission and reporting requirements, including the electronic submission process, for various federal and non-federal funding agencies;
- Negotiates grants and contracts and resolves issues with a high degree of customer service;
- Perform post-award management duties for a portfolio of diverse projects, overseeing the administrative aspects of reporting and reconciliation, subawarding, monitoring project bugets and status, and prior approval requirements
- Researches federal statutes and regulations to ensure the institute remains in compliance with laws and government policies;
- Liaises frequently with grant sponsors and serves in a pivotal role to provide guidance on the various sponsor rules and regulations to our investigators and staff;
- Assists as needed with inter-agency reporting such as UW effort reporting, FSRS reporting, clinicaltrials,gov, etc.
- Assists with annual reports and renewals as needed to ensure SIBCR stays in compliance with the regulatory offices such as the Human Research Protections and Animal Welfare Assurance;
- Interacts collegially with the SIBCR HR and Accounting for grants and contracts management purposes
Date Posted: 7/9/19
SIBCR is looking for a technically savvy Operations Specialist to make our team more than the sum of its parts! The Operations Specialist plays a pivotal role in supporting our office operations and information systems, performing general administrative duties, and assisting with meetings and special projects. We are looking for a candidate with strong customer service and communication skills to support the Executive Director and act as a liaison between SIBCR’s IT Consultants, HR and Operations Director, vendors, staff and end users at both our downtown Seattle location and the VA Medical Center on Beacon Hill.
IT Support Responsibilities: Maintain and enhance our IT environment!
- Manage acquisition, maintenance, and storage of SIBCR’s small equipment and supplies. This includes purchasing, maintaining fixed asset/small equipment documentation and providing technical troubleshooting for small equipment issues (computers, printers, copiers, etc.) and software (e.g., MS Office Suite, Adobe, Mac OS, IT Works, etc.).
- Collaborate with IT Consultants to help resolve more complex IT issues and serve as a liaison between staff and IT Consultants. This includes responding to server alerts, troubleshooting network connectivity issues and VPN support, and communicating server updates, issues and outages.
- Oversee the encryption of laptops and serve as backup support.
- Contribute to upcoming virtualization initiatives (AWS/Cloud Service Integration).
- Install, configure and support networked Windows workstations and troubleshoot issues. This includes creating and managing network user accounts and troubleshooting login issues.
- Coordinate IT initiatives.
- Monitor IT license expirations, purchases, and renewals in coordination with IT Consultants.
- Perform annual review of IT Internal Controls and facilitate documentation of IT SOPs.
- Continually evaluate the environment and processes to identify improvements. Keep current on technology trends, developments, innovations and equipment.
Office Operations Support: Keep our office running smoothly!
- Coordinate general office operations including sourcing supplies and resources.
- Assist with maintenance of SIBCR’s website and regular publication of an e-newsletter.
- Serve as the office contact for building management.
- Coordinate operations projects, i.e., company moves, room revisions, etc.
- Event and Executive Support: Contribute to our special events!
- Assist Executive Director with the administration of SIBCR programs. This includes assisting with the Intramural Funds Program, including drafting and sending award letters, managing award progress and collecting progress reports.
- Perform administrative duties such as records maintenance and calendar management.
- Manage SIBCR membership and Board of Directors’ application processes and database entries.
- Act as the logistical coordinator for SIBCR events and meetings including R&D seminars, Board of Directors meetings and other events. Activities involve reserving space, submitting travel reimbursements, collating meeting packets, setting up audio visual equipment, ordering supplies and distributing announcements.
- Process expense reimbursements.
Other special events, projects and tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 2-3 years of experience in a role with a demonstrated ability to prioritize competing job responsibilities independently, perform tasks accurately, and multi-task effectively
- Comfortable proactively taking initiative; strong accountability and follow-through skills
- Ability to manage time-sensitive projects and confidential information
- Experience with network technologies (LAN/WAN) and protocols such as IP addressing, VPN client configuration, and WatchGuard (or similar) firewalls
- Experience troubleshooting Windows, Mac OS and Remote Desktop Services
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to communicate technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences
- Creative problem-solving aptitude and a positive attitude
- Customer service experience
- Previous experience in non-profit, research, or academic settings
- Previous experience supporting an executive leader or office