Portland VA Research Foundation
  • 06-Nov-2020 to 05-Jan-2021 (PST)
  • Research - Graff
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 45,000 - 55,000 commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, 401(k), paid holidays, paid time off, life, disability, and transportation reimbursement


This position will entail assisting in in the coordination, management and execution of multiple elements in human subjects' research, with primary emphasis on enrollment, patient logistics and management, regulatory compliance, data quality, and other approved enhancements of research efforts. Flexibility, time management, customer service, and a team-based aptitude are key.


-Communicating, recruiting, and working with Veterans to facilitate complex clinical trials

-Critical thinking skills to interpret, implement, and facilitate clinical research protocols

-Project management skills

-other duties as assigned by the Investigator


  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many competing demands and priorities
  • Recruit patients from diverse backgrounds for multiple research studies
  • Review medical records
  • Assist with regulatory management, including designing and coordinating submissions to the IRB
  • Coordinate and schedule multiple patient visits
  • Conduct informed consent and administer surveys to patients
  • Maintain organized and accurate study records
  • Develop and maintain electronic databases
  • Manage administrative requirements such as those involving the IRB and other VA entities
  • Manage project schedules and activities of principal investigators
  • Attend research coordinator educational opportunities at the Portland VA and OHSU 


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


- Bachelor's degree or higher; preferably in a scientific or social science discipline

- Previous experience with human subjects' research


Clear written and oral communication in English with Veterans of all backgrounds


Basic proficiency with MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access, Outlook


Able to use critical thinking skills to make decisions that are within scope, and to recognize when decisions are out of scope.


The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and sit and stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Portland VA Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.

 Please apply online at http://www.pvarf.org  and include a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in the position


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