Clinical Research Assistant (Human Subjects)

Clearance Level
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: G2019-67504

GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a Clinical Research Assistant to support the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda MD. The Clinical Research Assistant is 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.


As A leader in traumatic brain injury research, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, veterans and their beneficiaries with coordinated care throughout 23 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs medical treatment centers. General Dynamics Health Solutions' researchers and healthcare professionals treat and track more than 8,500 TBI patients a year to measure the impact of care on long term health and occupational outcomes. Conducting 72 different clinical research studies – to include a 15-year congressional directed study – our experts educate political leaders, caregivers, clinicians, and the general public to provide and improve evidence-based, best practice TBI care for service members, veterans and their families


Find Out More About DVBIC HERE

Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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 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 (hard-copy or electronic); prepares documents, under direction of project leaders; reports statistical analyses and descriptive data from patient's 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.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts in Psychology, Counseling, or related field is required

  • Human Subjects training required.

  • 0-2 years' experience in research/clinical investigations/studies required.
  • Based on contract requirements, must be a US Citizen and able to pass a T3/ NACLC security investigation.
  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required (Word, Excel, Access) and familiarity with SPSS or similar type of software is preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to follow detailed instructions required.
  • Must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills required.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods.
  • May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.



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