Clinical Research Assistant (human subject)

Clearance Level
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ94313

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is HIRING Research Assistants in support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBI CoE) (formally known as Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center DVBIC) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD.

We have openings supporting two different protocols 1) Caregiver & Family 2) Natural History both of which are under a 15 year longitudinal study.


TBI CoE promotes state-of-the-science traumatic brain injury care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans and their families. Our goal is to help the Defense Health Agency provide optimal patient outcomes, leading to a medically ready and a ready medical force. Learn More about the TBI CoE Mission HERE

The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the performance of clinical investigation projects in a clinical setting, including recruitment of potential study subjects, collection and organization of data, scheduling patients for follow up appointments.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Performs data entry for clinical investigation projects and maintains databases.
  • Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  • Maintains study related documents and supplies in the investigator’s office; secures, organizes and documents as required following all federal/ state regulations.
  • Creates, collects, disseminates, maintains appropriate files of study data, and assists with review and completion of study manuals and SOPs.
  • Screens consents and/or schedules potential research participants for testing or evaluation. Facilitates follow-up assessment reminders and scheduling.
  • Extracts data from patient medical records; transcribes and resolves data queries in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic); prepares documents, under direction of project leaders; reports statistical analyses and descriptive data from patients study books to be used in research/clinical investigations/studies reports.
  • Maintains awareness and compliance of research regulatory issues.
  • Communicates regularly with study team, under direction of project leaders, via email and conference calling as needed.
  • Adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.

What Youll Need (required):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (psychology degree preferred).
  • 6 months + experience in, human subject, research/clinical investigations/studies required (undergraduate experience counts).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions required.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills required.
  • US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain a T3 security investigation.

What Would be Even Better (preferred):

  • Familiarity with SPSS or similar type of software is preferred.
  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.

What GDIT Can Offer YOU:

  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams 




We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/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 veteran status, or any other protected class.