Job Title: Research Administrative and Function Support 18T-306
The purpose of this effort is to acquire professional, scientific, and technical support services for the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine's (USAFSAM) Aeromedical Research Department, En Route Care (ERC) Research Division (FHE). This support will contribute to and support research initiatives addressing Aeromedical and Expeditionary Medicine research gaps as identified by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Targeted Start Date: TBD
Benefits: JYG offers exceptional benefits, including Medical/Dental/Vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, 401(k) and semi-monthly direct deposit.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate military related research support. Coordinate and participate in all operational aspects of basic science, pre-clinical, device, simulation, cadaver, and clinical research projects conducted by 71lHPW, USAFSAM/FHE, C-STARS Baltimore and University of Maryland.
- Assess, prepare, complete, coordinate and submit protocol related documents to both local and military Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Assure compliance of general and study specific regulatory related processes with Standard Operating Procedures, as well as FDA, NIH, and applicable regulations for the reporting of events to regulatory agencies. Prepare progress reports for the IRB/IACUC and provide auditing trails to assure protocol compliance. Maintain annual IRB approvals, amendments, and safety events, process data queries and ensure resolution. Identify problems and/or inconsistencies and monitor research participants' progress to include documentation and reporting of adverse events; recommend corrective action as appropriate. Assist in preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
- Screen patients for study enrollment, assist in obtaining informed consent, data collecting and maintaining databases. Follow participants' progress in the study, collect data, and enter data into databases. Coordinate and implement procedures to collect data from patient charts, medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests and other sources. Code, evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare appropriate documentation, obtain blood samples, cultures, tissues and other specimens for laboratory analysis. Confer with principal investigators to assist in designing plans for research projects, discuss the interpretation of results and collaborate on the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
- Review and extract data from existing military and civilian databases for research and quality improvement. Maintain research databases utilizing various software types.
- Assist in training new personnel. Maintain essential staff documents and coordinate human protections training for personnel.
- Coordinate and schedule appointments with University of Maryland and 711 HPW organizations at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and any other appropriate organizations. Coordinate live model ordering and delivery as needed. Oversee the ordering of supplies & equipment needed for research projects and keep track of pending orders. This may require transport of government or university owned research equipment between various sites utilized by the CSTARS Baltimore training program for simulation research.
- Coordinate the development of data collection tools, questionnaires, databases and the application of research techniques. Assist in writing procedures manuals for data collection and coding. Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous studies to aid in the planning of new studies. Assist in designing and completion of reports, and updates for government agencies quarterly, and upon request.
- Assist in writing and preparation of Research Grants and supporting documentation in accordance with the guidance/instructions provided in the solicitation. Prepare oral presentations or written reports and analyses setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Assist in preparing briefing charts for 711 HPW Semi-Annual Reviews and AF/SGR Program Management Reviews in accordance with specified format that captures the cost, schedule and performance status of each project. Assist in drafting and/or reviewing written submissions for publication and or professional presentations.
- Compile and track databases, publications, budgets, inventory, and all other administrative details of multiple projects.
- The contractor shall have at least 5 years of experience and training in clinical research, including human subjects' protections, regulatory affairs, and data collection.
- Minimum education is a Bachelors' degree in a biological science or field of study related to Air Force expeditionary medicine or en-route care trauma research.
- The contractor must be proficient in all applications of Microsoft Office and have strong oral and written English communication skills.
- The contractor should have demonstrated direct experience in clinical research, research coordination, preparation of grant proposal packages, education/simulation research, pre-clinical research, and a healthcare background with knowledge of patient care and medical records.
- Training in basic science research, data management, principles of epidemiology, emergency health services, and statistics; A Master's degree; Certification as a research coordinator. Desirable elements will be cons