Clinical Research Associate

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Updated: February 8, 2020
Job ID: 215513
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Associate to support the Bone Health Program within Orthopaedics, WR-USU Department of Surgery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the WR-USU Department of Surgery. 

The incumbent is responsible for overseeing research protocol activities in and assisting with data management for the WR Bone health research Program and related current and future research activities. The candidate’s responsibilities include the coordination of clinical study participation and assuring that accurate study documentation complies with all governing regulations. The candidate will also be involved with data collection, management, and analysis for those research protocols and associated current and future efforts. Experience working with patients, research protocols and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is highly desirable.


  1. Facilitates information flow between program members, scientific directors, and the University.
  2. Coordinate the operating procedures and institutional compliance related to the conduct of orthopaedic and related research studies.
  3. Oversees recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of study participants.  Educates patients about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information and acts as a research case manager for the patients where appropriate.
  4. Collection, management, and analysis of research data within the WR Bone Health research Program, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation and from affiliated Departments and collaborating sites.
  5. Develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for organization and quality assurance of participant data.
  6. Prepares and reviews protocol applications, consent forms, and other documentation for IRBs, FDA and other regulatory entities.
  7. Prepares data for presentation at collaborative meetings, conferences and/ or symposia.
  8. Participate in site monitoring audits, visits and meets with the study monitor as needed.
  9. Train WR Bone health members according to approved protocols and SOPs
  10. Provide support for the development of case report forms (CRFs) and implementation of electronic CRFs.
  11. Facilitates and participates in drafting future research proposals, protocols and grant applications from the WR Bone Health Research team and its affiliated departments and collaborators.
  12. Works individually and collaboratively with other Program staff.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of clinical research procedures; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels. The candidate should be well-organized; ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to handle multiple tasks; ability to meet deadlines of projects; ability to facilitate communication among supervisors, team members, and peers. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field; biological sciences, public health, kinesiology, or bioengineering.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years required. 2 to 4 years human subject clinical research experience strongly preferred. Experience working with IRB protocols and/or data management highly desirable. 

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting, conducting study visits by phone, and data entry.

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.