Clinical Research Assistant

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Updated: June 26, 2019
Job ID: 214870
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to support the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) Acute Studies Core at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support to CNRM.  

The incumbent will participate in a multi-institutional traumatic brain injury (TBI) research group that includes physicians, nurses, and scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Washington Hospital Center, Suburban Hospital, and Uniformed Services University. Responsible for coordinating acute neuroimaging activities on patients with acute TBI enrolled in CNRM research protocols.


  1. Assists the research team in identifying and recruiting patients for research study inclusion.
  2. Accompanies study patients to locations for imaging and other study-related procedures.
  3. Coordinates follow-up evaluations and manages neuroimaging and clinical data.
  4. Attends and participates in clinical rounds, research meetings and other activities as necessary (local travel required).
  5. Data collection, data entry, performing data queries and generating reports.
  6. Contacts study patients by phone to complete evaluations, schedule appointments and discuss referrals to other acute CNRM studies.
  7. Maintain clear and accurate records.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of basic computer skills; organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to accurately and consistently collect data; ability to multitask and collect data from multiple study participants; ability to work independently; ability to use sound judgment in solving problems. Possesses strong interpersonal skills and be able to perform comfortably in a hospital and office setting.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: B.A. or B.S. in a science or health field.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years’ experience. Previous experience with patients or populations dealing with illness and/or basic understanding of health concepts related to TBI preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting. The ability to physically assist in the transportation of research patients.

Work Environment: Office and clinical patient care area environments; possible evening and/or weekend hours; travel to local sites will be required, including Washington Hospital Center, Suburban Hospital, NIH Clinical Center, and CNRM Twinbrook offices.

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.