Clinical Research Assistant II - Center for Limb Loss and MoBility - Seattle, WA

Updated: May 20, 2020
Job ID: 215880
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Seattle, WA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant II to support the Center for Limb Loss and MoBility (CLiMB) located at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to researchers within the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

The CLiMB is a research group focused on preserving and enhancing mobility in Veterans and others with foot and leg impairments or amputations. This is a full-time position in direct support of research protocols involving assessment and training of individuals who have experienced limb trauma.  


  1. Assist collection and processing of biomechanical and physiological data.
  2. Synthesize test session results and generate reports.
  3. Assist with explaining protocols and obtaining informed consent of research subjects.
  4. Maintains files on research subjects.
  5. Maintain equipment and computer resources. 
  6. Assist with generating knowledge products from research such as manuscripts, reports and presentations including the editing and formatting of documents.  Distributes manuscripts and reports to all scientific collaborators as required.
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of biomechanics and familiarity with the function of gait laboratories and research protocols is desirable. Interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff. Ability to learn new software quickly, troubleshoot computer related issues, and provide a high attention to detail. Knowledge of Matlab, Vicon Nexus, Cortex, and Visual 3D is highly desirable. Strong writing skills are also desirable.

Minimum Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical/Biomechanical/mechanical Engineering, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology or related field from an accredited institution required. Master’s Degree preferred. 

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of relevant experience required. 

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.