Research Coordinator (US Citizenship Required)

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Updated: November 3, 2018
Job ID: 214178
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Coordinator to support the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MOTION.

The incumbent is responsible for clinically oriented research in collaboration with others, and provides support to the MOTION primary investigators and Research Director. This is a full-time (100%, 40 hours/week) position.


  1. Interact directly with patients in the orthopaedic and allied health clinics to inform them of and educate them about MOTION.

  2. Actively recruit and consent potential study participants.

  3. Ensure enrolled study participants are correctly completing the outcomes surveys and provide assistance as needed.

  4. Follow-up (electronically and face-to-face) with enrolled study participants to ensure they complete the outcomes surveys within the appropriate time frame.

  5. Assist with study record keeping as needed.

  6. Provide monthly progress reports to the MOTION Research Director with an emphasis on percentage of patients contacted about the study, the percentage of patients who consented to be involved in the study, and the percentage of consented patients who continued to provide data past the initial visit.

  7. Manage regulatory components of the MOTION (e.g., IRB, HRPO)

  8. Provides advice on manpower utilization, work flow, and operational procedures at WRNMMC to increase efficiency, productivity, and make overall improvements for MOTION.

  9. Assist with managing MOTION’s day-to-day operations at WRNMMC.

  10. Coordinates and approves the initiation and processing of purchase orders, supply sources, and work order requests.

  11. Maintain supplies required to carry out the project.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned. 

  13. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research processes; 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 at the same time; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Highly proficient in managing the regulatory components of a research program within the Department of Defense.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in a scientific or related field

Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of experience

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting

Work Environment: Orthopaedic and allied health clinics and office setting

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.