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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: Research Assistant - KS1 | Research Coordinator - DJ1 | Research Assistant - TD1 | Research Laboratory Technician - BE1

 

Date Posted: 9/25/18

Full-time, Exempt/Salary

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Postdoctoral Fellow - GJ1

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.

Required:
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.

Highly desirable:
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.

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Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - KS1

Summary:

Research Study Assistant will be working for a multi-center national study. The study will determine whether it is possible to intervene and prevent the development of diabetes in people at high risk.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision, the incumbent will assist with various aspects of recruitment of research volunteers, screening of subjects, consenting 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.
  • Assist with preparing and submitted regulatory paperwork.
  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • 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.

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Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

RESEARCH COORDINATOR - DJ1

Summary:

A research coordinator is required for a study evaluating the effects of a medication on the growth of colon polyps and colon cancers. Participants from two cohorts will be enrolled, including: 1) individuals with a history of colon polyps who are scheduled for a surveillance colonoscopy, or 2) individuals with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer who are scheduled for curative surgical resection.

The research coordinator will interact with a multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical investigators, clinical staff, volunteer research participants, and scientific collaborators.

Responsibilities:
Under minimal supervision and guidance, the research 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
  • Participate in research study visits and procedures including collecting demographic and clinical data
  • Process tissue specimens; ship and track human biological samples
  • Utilize database management programs to enter data and prepare reports
  • Provide data quality control
  • Monitor the study population for adverse events and serious adverse events
  • Maintain confidentiality of participants and study records at all times
  • Perform other related duties, as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Strict attention to detail and good organizing skills
  • Ability to develop improved systems for research operations
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate participants’ schedules
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shifting study priorities

Desirable Experience:

  • Familiarity and experience working with a Veteran population
  • Experience conducting clinical drug trials

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Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - TD1

Summary:

This position works with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) 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 VISN-20 investigates neurodegenerative disorders affecting elderly veterans, directing major resources to support research, education, and treatment for neurodegenerative disorders highly prevalent among combat-exposed returnees including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

This position will focus on translational neuroscience research; genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

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
  • Use physiologic monitoring equipment, such as pupillometry, eye tracking, and polysomnography.
  • Process blood
  • 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 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)

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Date Posted: 11/23/18

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

Research Laboratory Technician - BE1

Duties:

  • Prepare tests and collect data per research protocol,
  • Handle rats and mice, measure food intake, body weight, perform stereotaxic surgery, and collect tissue.
  • May also include aspects of immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, mouse breeding and RT-PCR.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, or chemistry.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, highly organized and work independently as part of a collaborative team.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability/experience with handling rats and mice a plus.

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