Research Assistant II

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Updated: August 8, 2019
Job ID: 214859
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Diego, CA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II to support the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION) located at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, CA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MOTION. This position requires US Citizenship. 

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. Maintain supplies required to carry out the project.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research processes; ability to follow detailed instructions; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’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.

Background: US Citizenship Required. Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

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.