The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense (DOD) and US Army requirements and delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. Our team is seeking technical expertise to provide support to WRAIR’s Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research (CMPN) CMPN is a translational and expeditionary effort to identify and eliminate brain health threats to Soldiers. CMPN investigates and manipulates the relationship between sleep and performance, performs behavioral health assessments to inform unit Commanders on Soldier behavioral health needs, and develops and implements resilience trainings. On a parallel track are efforts to identify and treat traumatic brain injury as well as understand the impact of repeated blast exposure.
Specifically, our team is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the Operational Research Team (ORT) of the Behavioral Biology Branch within CMPN. The Behavioral Biology Branch aims to develop knowledge products and materiel solutions to enhance Soldier alertness, decision-making, and performance in the context of degraded sleep quantity and quality across the spectrum of Army operations. The Operational Research Team (ORT) is the premier sleep, circadian, and performance field research team within the Department of Defense. The ORT’s primary objective is to develop, test, and validate field-capable assessments and interventions to both (1) determine the influence of sleep loss and circadian misalignment on Soldier readiness and lethality in the operational environment (e.g. training missions and deployment) and (2) select optimal strategies (e.g. caffeine, blue light, sleep hygiene, sleep banking and recovery) for enhancing Warfighter readiness and lethality
Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for data collection, and ensure that all study data are collected, recorded, documented, and archived in compliance with Good Clinical Practices and pertinent government rules, regulations, and policies.
Administer psychological and performance measures to subjects as specified in protocols.
Maintain an appropriate, professional demeanor in all interactions with human research participants and research collaborators.
Oversee recruitment and screening of volunteers for human research protocols.
Administer neurocognitive tasks, symptom questionnaires, informed consent, and other related paperwork.
Responsible for a number of sleep studies to include, pre-site visit preparations, as well as site visit responsibilities and travel/overnight stays for up to studies (5) studies.
Conduct site visits as dictated by the monitoring plan, focusing on: subject entry criteria, informed consent process, and verification of data accuracy and protocol/study compliance.
Communicate with site Investigator/coordinator any issues, including adverse effects, that require
Proposes, plans, organizes and executes experiments and research.
Interacts with other scientists within and outside of the organization.
Perform Clinical Research Coordination as directed by the Internal Review Board (IRB), providing protocol coordination, assistance with proposal writing projects, and assistance with progress and technical reports.
Organize and prioritize all activities associated with conducting laboratory- and field based human use protocols.
Review and understand protocols, ensuring applicable regulations and guidelines are followed.
Coordinate with external and internal monitors.
Maintain compliance with specific protocol, SOPs, regulations and guidelines.
Provide clinical expertise/knowledge to other staff in the department.
Monitor volunteer safety, compliance and health status as needed, and follow through with the appropriate physician.
Requires a BS, RN, or BSN degree or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements is required.
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