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Career Opportunities

Clinical Research Director Tricia Buscio, RN, MHA, and Research Support Specialist Kelli O'Hara


Group Health Research Institute hires talented professionals to join us in our mission to improve health and health care for all. Below are a select openings. For information on other career opportunities at Group Health Research Institute, check Group Health’s job site.

Open positions

Sr. Research Interventionist/NE (Temporary)

Category: Research & Development
Location: Seattle
Open Date: July 13, 2016
Job Number: 160876
FTE: 0
Schedule: Full Time

What does it mean to work at Group Health?
At Group Health, our mission is to enrich people’s lives by improving health. As a Group Health employee, your role is to deliver on that mission every day by living our values-Customer Focus, Accountability, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity. You take initiative, set goals, and solve problems while collaborating with friends and colleagues. Together we make a meaningful impact on our community.
 
In return, Group Health is committed to a providing you competitive pay and an opportunity to make a difference each day as we strive to reach our vision to be the preferred health care partner by excelling in quality, service, and affordability.
 
We are looking for an ARNP or PA to work at Metropolitan Park East in Seattle in our research clinic. This person will collaborate with the research team to recruit, enroll and follow study participants in multiple malaria vaccine clinical trials. This is a 6-12 month temporary position. The Research Interventionist will perform clinical interviews, physical exams, take medical histories, draw blood and teach participants about our studies. She/he will use clinical knowledge and skills to make decisions around patient safety and study participation issues and evaluate responses of participants and make independent judgments regarding the conduct of clinical interventions. Depending on need, may assist with phone recruitment.
 
At times, this study will see participants 7 days a week and staff will rotate working weekend hours. Early morning hours (7am) required for portions of the study.
 
Minimum licensure: ARNP or PA. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Requires extreme attention to detail, the ability to work well independently and as a part of a team.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/assessment skills as required by the projects. A thorough understanding of regulatory policies governing industry practices, HIPAA requirements for clinical research, and knowledgeable about patient safety and quality control requirements. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills. 

Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements

5 years of experience with clinical activities required by the research projects. Two years of clinical trials research or clinical data collection experience.

License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements

ARNP or PA licensure for the state of WA.
 

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Temporary Research Specialist I

Category: Research & Development
Location: Seattle
Open Date: July 14, 2016
Job Number: 161112
FTE: 0
Schedule: Per Diem

What does it mean to work at Group Health?
At Group Health, our mission is to enrich people’s lives by improving health. As a Group Health employee, your role is to deliver on that mission every day by living our values-Customer Focus, Accountability, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity. You take initiative, set goals, and solve problems while collaborating with friends and colleagues. Together we make a meaningful impact on our community.
 
In return, Group Health is committed to providing you competitive pay and an opportunity to make a difference each day as we strive to reach our vision to be the preferred health care partner by excelling in quality, service, and affordability.
 
This Research Specialist I is a 6 to 12 month temporary position in support of vaccine related clinical trials, mainly an intensive malaria vaccine trial. The position focuses heavily on recruitment, data entry and processing of lab specimens. Lab processing will begin as early as 7am some days of the week and a rotating shift of working weekend mornings at time will be necessary.
 
Under the general supervision of a Research Project Manager, performs operational activities for vaccine related research project(s). The RS I participates as part of the research team and provides administrative support for the research study. Often performs routine functions of Research Specialist I independently. Involves supervisor or other staff when needed for complex issues and as specified in written protocols.
 
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma/GED 

Preferred Education
Associates Degree: Associates or Bachelors degree in related field.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Basic or limited: Knowledge of basic research methodology and data collection modalities relevant to the project. Relevant computer proficiency.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Advanced: Skills in interviewing, recruitment, medical record review, or participant assessment as needed by the project.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year: Experience working with relevant computer software. Depending on project, may require specific experience with data collection modalities.

Preferred Experience
1 year: Experience in health-related research.
 
License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required
 

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Grant Management Specialist I

Category: Research & Development
Location: Seattle
Open Date: November 16, 2016
Job Number: 162533
FTE: 1
Schedule: Full Time
 

At Group Health, our mission is to enrich people’s lives by improving health. As a Group Health employee, your role is to deliver on that mission every day by living our values-Customer Focus, Accountability, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity. You take initiative, set goals, and solve problems while collaborating with friends and colleagues. Together we make a meaningful impact on our community.

In return, Group Health is committed to providing you competitive pay, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to make a difference each day as we strive to reach our vision to be the preferred health care partner by excelling in quality, service, and affordability.
  • Responsible for maintenance of tracking logs and databases to provide accurate reports to funding agencies.
  • Using knowledge of compliance and contracting requirements, prepares financial and contractual documents for execution and accurate electronic financial management.
  • Reviews forms and budgets for accuracy and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements from various funding sources.
  • Performs audits of files for compliance reporting.
  • May take on routine duties and responsibilities of Grant Management Specialist II as time and experience allow.
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelors Degree: Any general field of study. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel skills. Attention to detail.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate accounting knowledge. Ability to problem-solve. Data entry skills. Basic knowledge of NIH and/or OMB policies and regulations.

Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
< 1 Year Related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Preferred Experience
Experience with databases and data entry. Experience drafting legal documents. Experience providing administrative support to a team. Experience editing documents for accuracy. Related experience in a research environment.

License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required 

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Grant Management Specialist II

Category: Research & Development
Location: Seattle
Open Date: November 16, 2016
Job Number: 162487
FTE: 1
Schedule: Full Time
Description
  • Collaborates with scientific leadership and research project teams to provide fiscal and compliance expertise to the research program in both pre-award and post-award activities.
  • Prepares grant applications and contract proposals and is responsible for budget development, application forms, budget justifications, etc. Leads application process.
  • Counsels scientific faculty on agency policies and regulatory issues. Ensures compliance with applicable grant, contract and regulatory requirements from various entities.
  • Identifies and resolves grant administration issues based on knowledge of laws, regulations, agency policies and other requirements.
  • Manages a portfolio of various funded projects, providing sound stewardship of funds.
  • Participates in process improvement initiatives with Grant and Contract Administration team.
Position will focus on pre-award, but must have basic knowledge in post-award, and/or contracting aspects of grant administration.
 
Our ideal candidate will have experience with grant applications to National Institutes of Health and other funders; including the non-competing continuation application process. Be familiar with Lean concepts; have a working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint; enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and be a self-starter. Must pay strict attention to detail. Be able to take direction from multiple sources. Be able to multi-task with minimum of errors. Must work well with others under tight deadlines and pressure.

 

Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelors Degree; Any general field of study. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Preferred Education
Bachelors Degree; In Business, Finance, or related field.

Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate ability to develop complex spreadsheets. Ability to analyze and synthesize data from various sources and generate reports and analyses. Knowledge of policy and regulatory issues related to grant/contract funded work. Ability to problem-solve. Strong attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills
Intermediate knowledge of policies and procedures of research funding sources, especially National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ability to provide trusted counsel to principal investigators and project teams on agency and regulatory issues.

Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
2 years related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in grant and contract administration (or related field).

Preferred Experience
3 years experience in pre-award and/or post-award grant/contract work. Related experience in a research environment. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment. Experience developing project budgets. Experience managing budgets and providing stewardship of funds.

License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None Required 

Preferred License/Certifications
None Required

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Clinical Research Specialist / NE (Olympia) (GHRI)

Category: Research & Development
Location: SeattleWA
Open Date: November 10, 2016
Job Number: 162486
FTE: 0
Schedule: Part Time
What does it mean to work at Group Health?
 
At Group Health, our mission is to enrich people’s lives by improving health. As a Group Health employee, your role is to deliver on that mission every day by living our values-Customer Focus, Accountability, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity. You take initiative, set goals, and solve problems while collaborating with friends and colleagues. Together we make a meaningful impact on our community.
 
In return, Group Health is committed to providing you competitive pay, excellent benefits, and an opportunity to make a difference each day as we strive to reach our vision to be the preferred health care partner by excelling in quality, service and affordability.
 
At Group Health’s Research Institute (GHRI), our Clinical Research Specialist utilizes professional clinical skills, education and/or experience in data collection for complex clinical/health research trials and utilizes professional clinical skills/training in decision making for data collection/trial intervention(s)/evaluation
 
Study Name: Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza (FluVE2).
Would you like to play an important role on a CDC Flu Research Study to see how effective the annual vaccine is? The Clinical Research Specialist for the FluVE2 study will be enrolling patients who are seeking care for an acute respiratory illness (ARI) at Group Health Clinics. This is a 4-month position that requires enrolling participants during flu season. We are hiring for 6 different Group Health clinics. Full-time and part-time hours available.
 
We are looking for staff to work at: Olympia. (See posting #162485 for Capitol Hill, Northgate, Lynnwood, Bothell or Everett.)
 
The Clinical Research Specialist will review EPIC schedules, screen, consent, administer a questionnaire and perform nose and throat swabs on participants. Requires some data entry. Training will be provided at MPE in Seattle.
 
The ideal candidate is self-motivated and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Requires extreme attention to detail, the ability to work well independently and as a part of a team. Experience in a clinical setting or recruiting for research is a plus.
 
This is a great position for Medical Assistants or Certified Nursing Assistants who are interested in getting research experience or additional clinic-based experience. Motivated individuals who have worked directly with patients in a clinic setting, such as patient care representatives or clinical care coordinators are encouraged to apply for this unique career-building experience.

 
Education
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Health Education, Nursing or related field as determined by the needs off the project.
 
Knowledge/Skills
Minimum Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Intermediate knowledge of research data collection requirements and specialized clinical intervention/measurement/ assessment skills as by the project; able to organize & communicate with multiple parties; and excellent written & verbal communication skills.
 
Experience
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year of experience performing professional functions needed for the project.

License/Certifications
Minimum License/Certifications Requirements
None required.

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Group Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

Business News

Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of Group Health is good for research

GHRI is now one of Kaiser Permanente’s eight regional health research institutes. Dr. Eric B. Larson explains why he’s excited about the change.

Read it in Healthy Findings.

Our culture

About 300 people work at Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) with a commitment to improving health care for all. In return, the Institute provides competitive wages and excellent benefits, including medical coverage for permanent staff and eligible dependents from the first day of work. We have a relaxed and intellectually stimulating working environment and we value diversity.

We work on about 300 research projects at any given time. Many are multi-site studies conducted in collaboration with researchers from other health care and academic organizations, including the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and other leading research institutions.

Our offices and research clinic are located in downtown Seattle, close to South Lake Union and Seattle’s biotech community.

healthy findings blog

What makes GHRI a great workplace? Altruism

Dr. Eric B. Larson sees parallels between a David Brooks New York Times commentary and the Group Health mission and work culture.

Read it in Healthy Findings.


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