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Clinical Research Assistant I (TBI)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Bethesda, MD

Clinical Research Assistant I (TBI)

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Bethesda, MD
Expired: April 02, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description
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Join the HJF Team!

 

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant I to perform data collection by conducting research interviews. The Clinical Research Assistant will recruit and screen subjects for research studies and collects baseline and follow up data from subjects. This is the first of four levels of clinical research assistants and works under the guidance and direction of senior staff. 

 

This position will be in support of the Cognitive and Vascular Functioning Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Study. This study investigates how traumatic cerebral vascular injury (TCVI) may contribute to cognitive and functional decline in active duty service members and veterans following TBI through the use of blood and neuroimaging biomarkers. The study includes extensive data collection including cognitive assessment, neuroimaging scans, blood samples, and assessment of psychological symptoms, including PTSD.

 

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.


  • Conducts neuropsychological testing on research participants following standard test instructions.
  • Contacts, schedules,and consents participants over the phone. Coordinates and schedules participants in person visits, including travel, accommodations and appointments.
  • Escorts participants to other study procedures, including blood draw, neuroimagaging scans, and neurological exams, and ensures participants are checked in, coordinating with providers and clinics as necessary. 
  • Performs data entry in accurate, timely and efficient manner. Maintains clear and accurate data collection records and inventories in accordance with Good Clinical and/or good Laboratory practices. 
  • Helps to maintain neuropsychological test and laboratory supplies and ensures proper cleanliness and sanitation in accordance with Good Clinical and/or Laboratory practices.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably with an academic major in Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 0-2 years experience required.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Psychometric testing experience preferred (specific training will be provided).
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Administrative experience in a research environment is highly preferred. 
  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a T3/Secret Clearance. 

 

Physical Capabilities 

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.

 

Work Environment 

  • This position will be predominately telework with the requirement to come on-site as needed to complete patient assessments. 

 

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be 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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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