Research Assistant

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Requisition number
Clinical Research
Location : City


The Research Assistant (RA) would offer support in a variety of studies that we conduct as well as the various phases of study development. The RA will be working on cancer related studies, with patient visits occurring in the downtown Seattle Virginia Mason Franciscan Health outpatient oncology clinic. We have unparalleled support from our physicians, clinic staff and study staff.  We are searching for an RA that would support the Clinical Research Coordinators and assist with a variety of duties related to the conduct of oncology clinical research protocols.


This is not a lab-based position.


Supports the Clinical Research Coordinators and assists with a variety of duties related to the conduct of clinical research protocols:

  • Assist with the study start-up process
  • File regulatory documents
  • Collect financial disclosure forms
  • Schedule subjects
  • Complete case report forms
  • Transport test article from the pharmacy to subjects (approximately 50-70% of the time)


The Research Assistant may also:

  • Perform blood draws
  • Collect vitals
  • Perform EKG’s
  • Recruit, screen and schedule study participants
  • Process and aliquot samples
  • Interact with subjects as directed by the coordinator for back-up or special testing, e.g., neurology tests, subject questionnaires (approximately 30-50% of the time)


  • High school diploma
  • Experience in health care or research is preferable
  • Written, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel strongly preferred


$20.00 to $27.74 per hour


  • Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
  • Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
  • PTO: 13 holidays, three weeks of vacation and two weeks of sick leave per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational assistance program
  • Subsidized bus pass
  • Subsidized YMCA membership
  • Voluntary benefits, e.g., pet insurance, accident, critical illness, identify theft
  • See for benefit details 

About Us

The Clinical Research Program at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) works together with clinicians at Virginia Mason Medical Center to bring clinical research opportunities to patients, giving them access to clinical trials for over 100 different conditions including cancer, digestive disease, cardiology, and neuroscience. The Clinical Research Program at BRI oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason Medical Center, combining the expertise of a world-renowned research institute with remarkable healthcare to support studies that contribute to improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of diseases.


BRI is an independent, nonprofit research institute affiliated with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and based in Seattle. Our culture is based on the values of collaboration, respect, innovation, and inquiry; team members work together to support patients and clinicians with the goal of better outcomes for all.


At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to our vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference by joining our team. Because together, we are powering possibility.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-287-5646 or email


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