Research Coordinator (Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine)

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Updated: October 26, 2017
Job ID: 213285
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking for a Research Coordinator to support the Image Processing and Human Imaging Cores within the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM.

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing research protocol activities in and assisting with data management for the Image Processing and Human Imaging Cores within the CNRM.  The candidate’s responsibilities include the coordination of clinical study participation and assuring that accurate study documentation complies with all governing regulations.  The candidate will also be involved with data collection, management, and analysis for those research protocols.  Experience working with research protocols and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is highly desirable.

CNRM was established as a collaborative intramural federal program involving the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health developed to bring together the expertise of clinicians and scientists across disciplines to catalyze innovative approaches to traumatic brain injury research. See for more information.

  1. Coordinate the operating procedures and institutional compliance related to the conduct of research studies that utilize the CNRM Image Processing and Human Imaging Cores.
  2. Oversees recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of study participants.
  3. Collection, management, and analysis of research data within the cores and from collaborating sites.
  4. Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for organization and quality assurance of participant imaging data.
  5. Prepares and reviews protocol applications, consent forms, and other documentation for IRBs.
  6. Participate in site monitoring visits and meets with the study monitor as needed.
  7. Provide support for the development of case report forms (CRFs) and implementation of electronic CRFs.
  8. Works individually and collaboratively with other Core staff.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of clinical research procedures; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels. The candidate should be well-organized; ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to handle multiple tasks; ability to meet deadlines of projects; ability to facilitate communication among supervisors, team members, and peers. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field; biological sciences, nursing, psychology, public health, or neuroscience.

Minimum Experience:  2 to 4 years clinical research experience.  Experience working with IRB protocols and/or data management highly desirable.   

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of sitting, conducting study visits by phone, and data entry.

Background Requirement: Employee must be able to pass the NIH criminal background process.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  May assist in supervising interns.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.