Clinical Research Assistant

Clearance Level
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ82088

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

GDIT’s Military Health Team is seeking a Clinical Research Assistant to support clinical investigations for the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW) located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.


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.

The Clinical Research Assistant will be responsible for exercising the full domain of human subject and animal research supporting   protocol   implementation,   data   collection,   human   subject   and or   animal   protection   and dissemination  of  clinical  research  findings.  



  • Prepares  protocol  binders  (manual  of  procedures),  individual subject files/records, assists with human subject informed consent, subject preparation and safety pre, intra and post intervention, experimental work as necessary.
  • Provide clerical support to the primary investigator, project  coordinator  such  as  memorandums  and  reports.  
  • Assists  with  scheduling  and  administering subject/ participant assessments and or interventions.
  • Assists with scheduling meetings, including arranging for space, notifying participants, preparing the agenda and minutes and following-up on all commitments to ensure  that  necessary  arrangements  have  been  made.  Must  also  input research  data  into  several electronic databases which might include: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, WORD, PowerPoint, Access and other databases.  
  • Develop  spreadsheets  and  accurately  enter  study  participants  comprehensive  assessment data.
  • Research areas include trauma, critical care, en route care, behavioral health, nursing clinical care, precision medicine and more.
  • Assists primary investigator in planning, managing, and accomplishing research projects or studies in one or more of the above clinical areas.
  • Coordinates  with  other  study  staff  (research  coordinator,  PI,  AI),  medical  treatment facility personnel  (surgeon,  physicians,  nurses,  medical  technicians,  allied  health  professionals)  other departmental technicians, vendors, laboratory personnel as necessary.
  • Contributes   to   the   development   of   new   clinical   research   protocols.  
  • Assists with research subject/participant   informed   consent   and   preparation.  
  • Develops comprehensive   study   files maintaining electronic and hardcopy study files in accordance regulation and policies (HRPO, FDA, IRB). Maintains and organized and secure study file system.
  • Performs verification and validation of study tasks performed including point of care testing, setting up simulation cases, collecting output data, processing and analyzing results, writing up analyses, and preparing presentations about the results and work performed.
  • Supports experimental work and acquires data as required.
  • While on duty in the laboratories or medical treatment facility, incumbent is responsible for safety issues related to the equipment in use. This includes that associated with equipment, medications, chemicals, etc., as required by the study protocol.
  • Maintains  control  records  and  follow-up  measures  on  incoming  correspondence  and  action documents to ensure prompt handling.
  • Participates  in  program  planning  support  work  such  as  research  project  coordination,  travel documentation, budget coordination/tracking, agreements, and purchasing/procurement of supplies and equipment, and human resources administration.
  • Advises  on  procedural  and  documentation  requirements  for  the  current research  projects, research plans, annual progress reports, international travel proposals and follow-up trip reports, and cooperative agreements, grants, and trusts.
  • Uses  available  software  systems,  specifically  which  includes  the  current accounts  
  • tracking systems,  publication  submissions,  purchase  orders,  credit  card  purchases,  and  preparation  of forms for incoming and out coming funds.
  • Creates,  copies,  edits,  stores,  retrieves,  and  prints  a  variety  of  correspondence  and  documents (letters, minutes, memos, reports, calendar, etc.), from handwritten drafts into final copy.
  • ·Draft letters of response and minutes from meetings.
  • Screens all outgoing project correspondence for conformance with regulations and station policy, including spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation and format.
  • Alerts staff, particularly the Research Coordinator or PI, when a problem is anticipated, to minimize its effects.
  • Ensures timely accomplishment of the assigned work.
  • Maintains  files  for  the  program  in  both  paper  and  electronic  format,  and  ensures  that  files  are backed up, updated and purged appropriately.
  • Performs  periodic  inventory  of  program  specific  equipment  such  as  medical  devices,  computers and printers, and keeps the research coordinator and or PI advised of any changes and assists staff in preparing requests for new or replacement equipment.
  • Maintains appointment schedules for study staff; including setting up meetings, conferences, room reservations,  assembling  files,  and  information prior  to  meetings,  and  coordinates  all  travel arrangements, if needed.
  • Responsible   for   protecting  sensitive   data  from  unauthorized   use  or  deletion  and  following applicable  regulations  and  instructions  regarding  access to  computerized  files  and  release  of access codes, as established in the computer access agreement.
  • Exercises  discretion  and  confidentiality  in  handling  all  human  subject/  research  participant  or animal research related issues.


  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  •  Intermediate+  experience  with  Microsoft  Office  applications  including:  Word,  Excel,  PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills in writing, communicating via email, Skype, face-to- face, or phone with study team members and participants of the research project.
  • Must be able to compose, format and edit memorandums and/or correspondence for grammatical errors for submission of timely and accurate progress reports for the project.
  • Possess good organizational skills to maintain the project records and files necessary to administer daily  operations  to  include  research  protocol documents,  recruitment  applications,  informed consents and other administrative documents.



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