Graduate Assistant / Research Assistant

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Updated: April 26, 2019
Job ID: 214733
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Fort Campbell, KY, United States

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine is seeking a part-time, temporary Graduate Assistant / Research Assistant to support the Subacute Low Back Pain Study within the Physical Therapy Department located at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to BACH. 

The Graduate Assistant/research assistant will work with the rehabilitation specialist to implement the intervention and testing of the participants at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), under the direct supervision of the principal investigator and on-site PIs. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and project manager, this individual will assist in the recruitment and retention of subjects, screening for eligibility, teaching the interventions, testing of participants, and scheduling & monitoring of participants’ progress. The Graduate Assistant/research assistant will participate in the weekly research meetings as needed and assist in the maintenance of subject files for the study. The Rehabilitation Specialist will be certified in either Basic Cardiac Life Support and maintain a current CITI training certificate (protection of human subjects training).

This is a temporary part-time position (20 hours/week). 


  1. Subject recruitment. 
  2. Determining subject screening for eligibility. 
  3. Scheduling of training sessions and clinic visits and follow up for missed appointments. 
  4. Development of the database and responsible for accurate and timely data entry. 
  5. Performing subject testing. 
  6. Monitoring subject data for completeness and accuracy. 
  7. Providing all aspects of the intervention and monitoring consistency between study sites. 
  8. Performs all other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly and professional demeanor; Knowledge of clinical or general research techniques is required; Experience in or exposure to research in a clinical setting is preferred; Familiarity and experience with research design, data collection and computerized systems, highly preferred; Ability to learn new software quickly, trouble-shoot computer related issues, and provide a high attention to detail; Demonstrated competence in oral and written communication; Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner; Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office Software including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science or health-related field and significant related research experience preferred. Experience with intervention trials, data management and working with study participants will be an added advantage. 

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of experience in aerobic and strength testing of participants. 

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting, bending and stooping, movement of wheeled medical equipment. 

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified in either Basic Cardiac Life Support and must have IRB human subjects training certificate from CITI online training. 

Work Environment: Office and clinical patient care area

Background: Must be able to obtain a Favorable National Agency Check (NAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

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.