Clinical Research Assistant

Job ID 2023-51505
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
1920 Terry
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Limited Term
Child Health, Behavior & Devel
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Assist and provide administrative support for assigned Division research team with specific aspects of the organization, implementation and completion of clinical research trials. Coordinate the recruitment, enrollment and scheduling of study participants. Track regulatory documents and correspondence, maintain study files, collect and enter data and maintain databases, and assist the PI or Clinical Study Manager in the general implementation of clinical studies.

Job Posting Addendum

This position will work closely with Principal Investigator, Dr. Alice Ellyson. This position will support a new R01 project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention entitled “Preventing firearm-related harm through domestic violence protection order firearm prohibitions and relinquishment.” This study will rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of implementing domestic violence protection order (DVPO) firearm prohibitions in reducing subsequent firearm-related crime, injury, and death of victim-survivors / petitioners, protected minors, and respondents.


Dr. Ellyson’s team is searching for someone to fill this role with an interest in violence prevention research, education in a relevant discipline (e.g., public health, health policy, public policy, government, pre-law, women’s and gender studies, criminology, psychology, communication, sociology), and knowledge of economic, health, and other social policy. With the guidance of the PI, this role will review and abstract information from legal documents; record research data into online REDCAP database or equivalent; and adhere to numerous data use agreements. This position will require the ability to travel to courthouses as needed to support data abstraction. Prior work or research experience in a sensitive area (e.g., gender-based violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, substance use) is preferred.


Required Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years of college-level coursework in biological or life sciences or health related field.
  • At least one (1) year of work experience.
  • Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.
  • Confirmed proficiency in a second language via successful completion of a language assessment may be required for certain departments.

Required Credentials:

  • Any position that requires the use of a motor vehicle will require a current Washington State Driver's license.


  • Bachelors Degree in biological or life sciences or health related field.
  • At least three (3) years in a research or health care setting.
  • Familiarity with US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

Min to Max Hourly Salary

$20.50 - $30.76 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$42,640.00 - $63,980.80 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

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Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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