Clinical Research Coordinator

Updated: January 3, 2018
Job ID: 213515
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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The position will serve as a Clinical Research Coordinator II to support the Osseointegration Program within Orthopaedics, WR-USU Department of Surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing research protocol activities in and assisting with data management for the DoD Osseointegration Program and related current and future research activities. 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 and associated current and future efforts. Experience working with patients, research protocols and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is highly desirable.

Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitates information flow between program members, scientific directors, and the Foundation.
  2. Coordinate the operating procedures and institutional compliance related to the conduct of orthopaedic and related research studies.
  3. Oversees recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of study participants.  Educates patients about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information and acts as a research case manager for the patients where appropriate.
  4. Collection, management, and analysis of research data within the DoD Osseointegration Program, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and from affiliated Departments and collaborating sites.
  5. Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for organization and quality assurance of participant data.
  6. Prepares and reviews protocol applications, consent forms, and other documentation for IRBs, FDA and other regulatory entities.
  7. Prepares data for presentation at collaborative meetings, conferences and/ or symposia.
  8. Participate in site monitoring audits, visits and meets with the study monitor as needed.
  9. Train CRC new protocol according to approved protocols and SOPs
  10. Provide support for the development of case report forms (CRFs) and implementation of electronic CRFs.
  11. Facilitates and participates in drafting future research proposals, protocols and grant applications from the DoD Osseointegration Program and its affiliated departments and collaborators.
  12. Works individually and collaboratively with other Program staff.
  13. 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, public health, kinesiology, or bioengineering.

Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years human subject 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: US Citizenship required. Employee must be able to pass the WRNMMC security background process.

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 Chief Human Resources Officer.

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