Clinical Research Assistant - Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine - Fort Belvoir, VA

Updated: April 27, 2020
Job ID: 215662
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to support the Brody Lab within the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) in Fort Belvoir, VA and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM.

Primary Responsibilities: 80% of time

  1. Work closely with the research team and provide assistance with the performance of research projects.
  2. Under the supervision of protocol investigators, administer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) protocol using IRB approved Investigational Devices and Procedures.
  3. Complete comprehensive medical record reviews and participate in case conferences with investigators.
  4. Supports the team investigators in ensuring that all adverse events have been documented and forwarded to the appropriate parties.
  5. In coordination with the Research Coordinator, ensure regulatory and source documents for study protocols are maintained up to date and compliant with necessary standards.
  6. Collect and process study related materials including data entry, data coding, data verification, and quality assurance/control.
  7. Assist in scheduling research participants for testing and/or follow-up assessments.
  8. Assist in screening and consenting procedures.
  9. Assist in the administration of telephone/web-based questionnaires and computerized neurocognitive tests.
  10. Perform other study related tasks, such as recruitment, as needed.

Secondary Responsibilities: 20% of time

  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:

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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Experience with Neuroimaging (e.g., structural and functional MRI) and Noninvasive Neurostimulation (e.g., Neuronavigated TMS).
  2. 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: 0 to 2 years of experience. 

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

Work Environment: Clinical/Hospital/Administrative.

Other: Applicants must possess reliable transportation. Employment is contingent to FBCH and WRNMMC regulatory approval before the initiation of study activities.

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.