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Members of the VA Research community who are interested in advertising their available positions here can submit requests to in Word format or within the email (8000 character limit). NOTE: Please specify application deadlines, otherwise submissions will be removed after two months.

This list is updated monthly. For additional VA opportunities, please visit the USAJobs website.

(07/17/24) Health Science Specialist - Long Beach, CA

The Health Science Specialist, (R&D Safety and Operations Officer (RSOO) serves within Research Service, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, VISN 22, Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach, CA.

Closes: 07/23/2024

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(07/17/24) Management & Program Analyst (HSR) - Location Negotiable After Selection

Health Systems Research and Development (HSR&D) activities include funding for research projects, research centers, resource centers, and career development The incumbent assists the Administrative Officer and Deputy Director, HSR&D in a variety of management tasks with a focus on managing Resource Centers

Closes: 07/29/2024

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(07/15/24) Health Science Officer - Investigators, Scientific Review & Management (ISRM) - Location Negotiable After Selection

This position is within Investigators, Scientific Review and Management (ISRM) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Washington, DC. ORD oversees over $2B in research conducted by over 3,000 VA scientists located in VA facilities across the United States.

Closes: 07/23/2024

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(07/08/24) Writer-Editor - Boston, MA

LOCATION: The position is based at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, within a national resource center for research – the Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER).

Relocation expenses are not authorized, however approval for a fully remote position will be considered, based on the candidate selected.

DESCRIPTION: This position serves as a writer-editor within the national Center for Information Dissemination and Education Resources (CIDER), within the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of Research and Development, Health Systems Research (HSR). CIDER's mission is to improve the health and care of Veterans by disseminating important findings and information from health systems and other medical and healthcare research to policymakers, managers, clinicians, and researchers throughout VA and the larger healthcare community.

The purpose of this position is to provide medical/health writing, editing, communications planning, social media, and web page content for HSR’s national research program The position requires writing and editing for diverse communications vehicles designed to disseminate information about research findings, accomplishments, and impacts that improve VA healthcare quality, organization/delivery, and efficiency. The writer-editor summarizes research findings and activities, assembles background content, interviews researchers, and prepares substantive content for policymakers, managers, clinicians, and researchers throughout VA and beyond. Work products include newsletters, background briefs, web pages, fact sheets, special reports, interviews, social media, podcasts, and other documents/media.

Applicants must be US citizens and must clear a US government background check. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, biomedical science, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; master’s level preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a science, health, or medical writer also is required. The experience should indicate the ability to identify newsworthy advances and gather appropriate background information, and an aptitude for presenting complex material in an understandable fashion for a general audience, in text that is clear, well-organized, highly readable, and appropriate for the knowledge level of the intended audience. Applicants will provide a resume and relevant writing samples. Candidates selected for second interviews will be required to complete a virtual writing and editing test.

VA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information or questions regarding this position, or to apply, please contact Jerry O’Keefe at or (617) 691-7415. 


(07/02/24) Veterinary Medical Officer - Atlanta, GA

The Chief Veterinary Medical Officer (CVMO) serves as a senior policy and supervisory veterinarian for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The CVMO directs the VA animal research program which is administratively placed in the VA Office of Research and Development. The incumbent directs a critical agency-wide complex program of policy development and field support. By the number of programs, VA has the largest animal research program in the world.

Closes 07/16/2024

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(07/01/24) Health Sciences Research Data Analyst - Seattle, WA

The VA CSP Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is hiring a full-time Research Data Analyst to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiology research. The ERIC is part of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and uses large, complex health data to understand and improve the health of Veterans. 

Research Data Analysts will support large, national epidemiology research studies as well as smaller-scale, investigator-initiated projects. These positions will work with the Center’s senior data manager, biostatisticians, and scientific personnel on studies assessing environmental and occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, specific medical conditions, and genetics/genomics. Some of the current research projects at the ERIC examine pulmonary health after military service, cardiovascular disease, mental health, cancer, back pain, amputations, and COVID-19 associated outcomes.

Key Duties:

  • Collaborate with investigators and staff to identify key data elements from national and local VA, DoD and other data sources
  • Consult with investigators about available VA data resources
  • Create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians
  • Create data specifications, design complex data extract systems, and write supporting documentation
  • Design, create, and load relational databases, tables, and files to meet the needs of study staff and support ongoing national projects
  • Design and create systems to collect and store study collected data
  • Manage, administer, and ensure data quality, security, and maintenance of data files and database systems from current and past studies
  • Respond quickly and accurately to urgent data requests from investigators
  • Provide optimal customer service to stakeholders (investigators, project managers, coworkers, and other staff) through understanding, clear communication, problem-solving and collaboration

Additional responsibilities may include curating large genomic datasets, creating and curating research repository databases, mentoring staff, training study staff on study data systems, validating study data from field sites and troubleshooting any issues, and learning new technologies and techniques needed to support CSP’s future scientific and data needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education Requirements:
    • BA/BS in a scientific- or health-related field and 4-5 years of work involving Human Subjects OR
    • Master’s or higher degree in a scientific- or health-related field and 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of relational databases, including primary/foreign keys, normalization, etc.
  • Experience with a programming language such as SQL, R, Python, SAS, Stata, or a related language
  • Excellent data management, programming, organization, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting


Desired Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience with Human Subjects research as data manager, data administrator or data analyst
  • Familiarity with data security practices, HIPAA, and human subjects research
  • Experience with large relational databases & data structures
  • Experience with research data collection tools (REDCap, Qualtrics, etc.)
  • Experience with administrative healthcare data and healthcare coding systems
  • Knowledge of epidemiology & common epidemiologic methods
  • Familiarity with VA data systems
  • Experience with Power BI, SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Integration Services, Visual Basic Studio, VBA, MS Access, Cloud computing/Azure, Databricks, GenomeStudio

Learn more about the ERIC and CSP at:

Application information:

All positions are based in Seattle, WA, are telework eligible, and all candidates must be U.S. citizens. Top candidates’ education and experience will be evaluated by Human Resources to determine if they meet the criteria for the targeted GS-11 range. To examine salaries at a GS-11, see the current year’s General Schedule (GS) salary table for Seattle on the OPM.GOV website.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to See detailed instructions below. If you do not provide sufficient detail or required information, Human Resources may not find you eligible for the position. Applications received by 7/12/2024 will be given preference. Closes 8/1/24.


(07/01/24) Lab Manager/researcher - West Roxbury, MA

Dr. Pan’s lab is looking for a lab manager/researcher (postdoc or technician/specialist). The lab is located at the VA West Roxbury campus.

This person will be in charge of the daily lab management. After fulfilling the administration duties, this person will be involved in developing targeted therapy and immunotherapy in genitourinary cancers, conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments, maintaining experimental logbooks, attending lab meetings, preparing lab reports and other activities related to research.

POC: Chong-xian Pan, MD, PhD, MS, Staff Physician of VABHS and Associate Professor of Medicine at HMS.



(01/19/24) MD/DO/PhD Faculty (Medical College of Wisconsin) - Milwaukee, WI

The Medical College of Wisconsin is hiring MD/DO/PhD Faculty for the Division of General Internal Medicine. See flyer for details.

Closing date: 8/1/24

For More Information Contact:
David Dunn, Faculty Recruiter
(414) 839-6541


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