Clinical Research Assistant II - Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research - Fort Belvoir, VA

Updated: May 19, 2020
Job ID: 215771
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant for the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) located in Fort Belvoir, VA.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CRSR and FBCH. 


  1. Performs data collection by conducting research interviews.  Recruits and screens subjects for research studies.  Collects baseline and follow up data from subjects.  Checks for validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality assurance requirements and clinical relevance.
  2. Establishes and maintains database files and progress reports for studies, projects and programs.  May perform data analysis and interpretation.
  3. Performs scientific literature searches, identification and retrieval. 
  4. Performs administrative duties such as: assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers and abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies, developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participates in field visits; responds to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies and funding agencies and participates in the design of research studies.
  5. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations including editing and formatting documents.  Distributes manuscripts and reports to all scientific collaborators as required.
  6. Attend in person and phone meetings with Research Staff and Clinicians onsite at FBCH, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC; lead site), and other partner sites to ensure effective communication and successful progression of study goals. 
  7.  Ensures timely and accurate entry of all paper data into online study databases. 

  8. Oversees all participant sessions for the purpose of collecting data, maintaining safety of participants, research partners, and animals (dogs) involved in the research. 

  9.  Performs other duties to advance CRSR goals as assigned by Program Manager, lead site Principal Investigator, and/or Study Coordinators. 

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications; Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments; Skill in statistical interpretation; basic knowledge of data analysis using statistical software and/or spreadsheets and database software applications; Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Science such as Sociology, Psychology or related field. Master’s preferred. 

Minimum Experience:  3 to 5 years of clinical research experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting.

Work Environment: Office environment. Involves interaction and exposure to dogs on a regular basis. Some handling of human blood samples will be required. May require some travel to WRNMMC for training and investigator meetings. 

Background/Security: 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.