Clinical Research Coordinator (CIRS)

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ66965

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

GDIT s military health team is HIRING a Clinical Research Coordinator (CIRS) to support the 59th Medical Wing (MDW), located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office advises and conducts clinical and translational research on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the Air Expeditionary Force and the health of Air Force (AF) personnel and beneficiaries. In order to support the required research, ST offices conduct translational research in the areas of emergency medical care, combat casualty care, force health protection, restorative medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine and specialty centers.

Learn more about the 59th MDW HERE

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Assists the Prinicpal Investigatiors (PIs) to refine the specific aim, questions, hypotheses, and/or objectives of the research protocols. Assists in ordering study materials, equipment, and/or research animals as specified in the research protocol and in accordance with Clinical Research Division policies.
  • Conducts the study in accordance with the approved protocol.
  • Designs a randomization scheme if required for the study. Designs recruitment materials, advertises the study, and recruits participants. Designs measurement schedule and maintains a master calendar for the study and serves as a point of contact for research subjects.
  • Meets with potential research subjects to explain the research project in detail and enroll eligible subjects into the study by obtaining written informed consent.
  • Schedules subjects for a research appointment(s) or schedules operating room time as determined by the protocol. Screens patients, patient records, and databases to determine study eligibility and participation using advanced professional skills acquired through nursing training and experience. Coordinates patient treatment and monitors’ patient response to protocol treatment in clinical trials and communicates results to the PI appropriately. Collects lab samples including blood draws and performs preparation of specimens as required by the protocol.
  • Administers surveys or questionnaires as specified by the protocol.
  • Abstracts required research data elements from paper, electronic patient records or other existing documents, clinical computer databases such as the Armed Forces Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Composite Health Care System (CHCS) or Joint Patient Tracking Application (JPTA), and/or electronic diagnostic reports in accordance with the research protocol and enter these data into spreadsheets, databases, and/or statistic software.
  • Delivers specimens to internal laboratory and/or ship specimens to a referral laboratory as specified by the protocol.
  • Works with the designated statistician to clean and prepare data sets for analyses.
  • Collects, sorts, files, and maintains all paper and electronic documents related to the protocol as required by the IRB, IACUC and principle investigator. Submits protocol amendments of the study protocol to IRB and IACUC. Backs up all electronic files regularly. Immediately reports any adverse events to the Medical Monitor or Data Safety Monitoring Board, sponsor, and IRB or IACUC. Assists the PI to write the final report and submit it to the IRB, IACUC, and study sponsor.
  • Submits progress reports to study sponsors and appropriate compliance committees as required by local policies and the protocol. Identifies delays and other shortcomings in meeting objective and develop a contingency plan as required.
  • Maintains complete and accurate drug and equipment accountability at all times for the study.
  • Communicates and provides information during any sponsor COR site visit related to the study.
  • Tracks animal use according to protocol requirements.
  • Prepares documentation for the acquisition of equipment and supplies to meet clinical investigation protocol requirements.
  • Ensures all members engage and supporting research have adequate safety and regulatory training to meet protocol requirements.

What Youll Need (required):

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a health related field (i.e., Registered Nurse (RN), Physician Assistant (PA), Pharmacist, Biologist, Health Scientist, or Public Health Specialist).
  • Minimum of (3) years of experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Experience as an RN or PA may be substituted for this requirement.
  • Must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training prior to starting work and must maintain currency at all times.
  • The Contractor Personnel shall have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

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