Research Assistant (Clinical Trials) - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Bethesda, MD

Updated: May 26, 2020
Job ID: 215774
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant (Clinical Trials) to support the Psychiatry Department at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the CSTS.

This position will support the Nightmare Deconstruction and Reprocessing (NDR) study. The NDR is a multisite pilot trial of Nightmare Deconstruction and Reprocessing, a novel exposure-based treatment for trauma-related nightmares. The pilot is being conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Naval Medical Center San Diego and is testing the treatment’s plausibility in military service members and veterans as well as determining the methodologic feasibility of integrating physiologic and genetic markers of stress as objective measures of treatment efficacy and tolerability.

The incumbent will be responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. Provides technical support to senior technical and professional staff.


  1. Performs clinical research projects, including collection and organization of data.
  2. Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  3. Maintains clear and accurate records, inventories and logbooks.
  4. Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
  5. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years of experience required.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting.

Work Environment:  Set in an office environment.

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.