Clinical Research Associate (part-time)

Clearance Level
San Diego, California

REQ#: RQ89942

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDITs military health team is looking for a part-time (20-30 hour per week) Clinical Research Associate to support Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, CA.

As the TBI Pathway of Care manager within the MHS, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.

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The Clinical Research Associate is responsible for carrying out biobehavioral research under supervision of senior scientists. S/he is responsible for coordinating, executing, and assuring integrity of all activities associated with conducting human subjects research. S/he will complete investigations under the supervision of the lead of the project. S/he will participate in many aspects of research including human subjects data collection, organization, literature reviews, structured interviews, analysis and interpretation of basic data and will assist with the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols. S/he will ensure compliance with local, state, and/or federal regulatory requirements.

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Plans, conducts, and completes research activities under supervision of senior scientists.
  • Uses non-invasive diagnostic technology to collect data from human subjects, including but not limited to eye-tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and other physiological measurements.
  • Coordinates and assures integrity of all activities associated with conducting clinical investigations/human subjects research as it relates to compliance with local, state, and/or federal regulatory requirements.
  • Assists with subject recruitment, including contacting interested participants, consenting qualified subjects, and scheduling research activities.
  • Performs routine data management and assists with analyzing experiment data and reporting experimental results for presentation in scientific conferences and publications in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Coordinates essential research information and activities with clinical/provider staff  and collaborators and contributes to quarterly progress report to funding sponsors.
  • Assists Principal Investigators in the preparation and submission of clinical protocols and other documents to the scientific review committee, IRB and other regulatory organizations.
  • Assists the development of study manuals.
  • Reviews and analyses electronic medical records for enrolled subjects. Analyzes data to evaluate eligibility for study enrollment.
  • Analyzes and interprets laboratory and clinical data obtained during a medical evaluation, recognizes documentation inconsistencies and values, findings, or events that require clarification by providers or clinical investigators.
  • Assists with the documentation and reporting of adverse events, completes and reviews Case Report Forms for patient eligibility, protocol compliance, omissions, errors, and submits these forms as required.
  • Prepares and maintains written and electronic volunteer databases/logs.
  • Reviews the source document file for information such as verification of critical variables, entrance criteria, visit date, and lab data.
  • Ensures that research records are stored and secured properly, and that inventory and records are updated and properly maintained.
  • Conducts data verification as indicated, documents, assists the investigator and protocol coordinator with questions, may transcribe and resolve queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic).
  • Maintains clear and accurate records, inventories and logbooks.
  • Verifies and corrects data entry for research projects, supports senior staff in quality control and provides troubleshooting.
  • Provides written updates to senior staff.
  • Adhering to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.

What Youll Need (required):

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in psychology, biology, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, physical therapy or related allied health science required.
  • 1+ years of human subjects research experience is required.
  • Must have Human Subjects training completed.
  • Knowledge of procedures for performing human-subjects research, knowledge and experience in psychological, cognitive, and physiological research.
  • working knowledge of statistical analysis methods; working knowledge of, and comfort with computer hardware and software; knowledge of standards for storage of protected health care information.
  • US citizenship with the ability to obtain/ maintain a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Master’s Degree.
  • TBI related experience in healthcare or rehabilitation setting in area of training preferred.
  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA health systems of care preferred.

Attributes for Success:

  • Ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to follow detailed instructions.


  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs.
  • May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
  • Work Environment: Office and clinical environment.
  • Must be able to travel locally (< 10 percent).



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.