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    The Health Science Specialist position serves as Research Health System Specialist providing administrative and project coordination support to the Research Department located at the Veterans Administration (VA) Central Western Massachusetts, Leeds, MA.

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    This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS-07 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Implement procedures for identifying research subjects including identifying subjects, securing permission to contact potential subjects, and interviewing patients, family members, and clinical staff.
    • Expects to participate in a research team as well as function independently.
    • Plans, budgets, oversees and documents all aspects of project(s).
    • Works closely with leadership to make ensure scope and direction of project(s) is on schedule.
    • Facilitates meetings.
    • Tracks and reports project milestones as well as the achievements of the broader research Center.
    • Works with data to prepare reports and presentations and assist in writing manuscripts for peer reviewed scientific publications.
    • Must be able to work independently at a high level of competence and efficiency.
    • Experience with Institutional Review Board (IRB) paperwork and literature reviews.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year 1 day). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4-year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0601 General Health Science

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