Clinical Research Assistant

Updated: January 11, 2020
Job ID: 215123
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 Clinical Trials Program of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MCC.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda is a modern, patient-centric, tri-service military healthcare facility. Its comprehensive core of military and civilian oncologists and other cancer-trained clinicians and researchers provide multidisciplinary cancer-care delivery and patient-family support services. Our Cancer Center, the only DoD Cancer Center of Excellence within the Military Health System, offers its patients access to cutting-edge cancer diagnostic and treatment technologies.

The incumbent will provide support to MCC research projects and assist the projects with participant recruitment, screening and scheduling of study visits under the direction of the Principal Investigators.


  1. Interfaces with various clinic providers to track patient appointments and verify eligibility. 
  2. Reviews patient medical records; assists with patient identification, tracking, and enrollment. Obtains informed consent and provides education about the research study and procedures. 
  3. Interviews patients regarding medical history and collects questionnaire data based on self-report and medical record review. 
  4. Enters consent and other research related data in database. Assists with preparation of patient identification and eligibility reports using excel database.
  5. Assists staff with administrative tasks, such as preparing consent forms, maintaining files, copying, faxing, mailing documents, and operating automated office equipment as needed.
  6. Assists with the coordination of organized meetings, conference calls, and training.  
  7. Maintains clear and accurate research records, inventories, logbooks, standard operating procedure and regulatory binders.
  8. Maintains databases. Performs data entry for research projects ensuring that data is entered for analysis in a timely, efficient manner. Ensures that the confidentiality and security of data are maintained.
  9. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of basic computer programs; ability to follow detailed instructions; good written and verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in science discipline.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years of experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting.

Work Environment: Office environment.

Background: U.S. Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Security 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.