Clinical Research Assistant III

Updated: August 6, 2019
Job ID: 214837
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant III to support the Phenotyping Core within the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM.


  1. Administer questionnaires and computerized neurocognitive tests.
  2. Work closely with the research team and provide assistance with the performance of research projects.
  3. Schedule research participants for testing and/or follow-up assessments.
  4. Complete and maintain participant processing documents and electronic systems.
  5. Assist as needed with initial screening evaluation (including standardized questionnaires BDI, PCL-C, AUDIT, BSI-18, etc), consenting, and structured interviews.
  6. Collect and process study related materials including scoring of testing administration, data entry, data coding, and quality assurance/control.
  7. Maintain and review regulatory and source documents for study protocols ensuring compliance with necessary standards.
  8. Perform other study related tasks, such as recruitment, as needed.

Secondary Responsibilities:                                                                                    

  1. Assist with conducting literature reviews, writing/editing/designing abstracts and posters for presentation in scientific settings, and writing/editing manuscripts for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Perform research database management, generating reports upon request, and assisting in the reporting of findings.
  3. Assist with the writing of study protocols and related documentation.
  4. Maintain and record testing supplies and equipment inventory as needed.
  5. Provide additional assistance to clinical sites and study team as needed.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This candidate must have demonstrated excellence in written/oral communication, time management, and a background in at least one of the following areas:

  • Physical sciences or biomedical-related; strong skills in research with clinical and administrative experience.
  • Behavioral science-related; strong skills in research with clinical and administrative experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability and comfort working across multiple projects with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting neurological or psychological assessments in a clinical and/or research setting.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years.

Physical Capabilities: Walking, including escorting subjects, standing, bending, and carrying light items. May encounter or work with patients who are confused or agitated.

Work Environment: Clinical/Hospital/Administrative.

Patient population: Most of the studies patient population are Traumatic Brain Injury patients (mild, moderate, and severe). Patients are generally recruited from the National Capital Area. 

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.

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.