Project Coordinator

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Updated: June 7, 2018
Job ID: 213657
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Project Coordinator to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. The Project Coordinator will provide administrative support and oversight for clinical and/or laboratory research. The incumbent will work on research and/or development in collaboration with others, and be responsible for aspects of that research and development, providing administrative, laboratory, and technical support to senior technical and professional staff.


  1. Performs research projects, including collection and organization of data
  2. Performs data entry for research projects and cleans and maintains databases
  3. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation
  4. Independently identifies and collects reports, professional papers, data, and other relevant information in an organized and proactive capacity
  5. Prepares regular project reports and assists with preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols
  6. Facilitates communication among senior and junior staff
  7. Assists with all relevant documentation, including that related to Human Use
  8. Maintains clear and accurate project records, inventories, and logbooks
  9. Assists with personnel recruitment, hiring, and performance reviews
  10. Trains and supervises research assistant(s) and other support staff, coordinating the tasking of research assistant(s) and checking their work for accuracy and quality
  11. Coordinates initiation and processing of purchase orders, supply sources, work orders, and maintenance and renovation requests
  12. Maintains supplies in the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  13. Performs other duties as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic computer programs and office automation
  • Knowledge of organizational objectives
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to work completely independently
  • Ability to use sound judgment in solving problems
  • Ability to coordinate many complex systems and programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
    Familiarity with clinical research, grants administration, and federal budget process desirable

Minimum Education/Training: Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science discipline

Minimum Experience: 2 or more years of relevant experience

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Trains, coordinates, and supervises support staff

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting

Work Environment: Office, laboratory, and/or hospital/clinic

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain a CAC (Common Access Card) clearance.

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.