Clinical Research Data Associate/ Research Assistant

Clearance Level
San Diego, California

REQ#: RQ120340

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

GDIT's Military Health Team is hiring a Clinical Research Data Associate/ Research Assistant to support clinical protocols for the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBI CoE) located at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD).

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.

The Research Data Associate/ Research Assistant will he performs data management and data analysis activities associated with clinical trials in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  S/he performs setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of data collection hardware and software and other study-related computer systems. S/he provides quality assurance and documentation and generates reports related to study data. S/he assists with data collection and communications with human subjects participants.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Develops, implements and maintains data management solutions for the collection, validation, and analysis of TBI-relevant research and outcomes data.
  • Performs setup, maintenance and troubleshooting of data collection hardware and software.
  • Assists study investigators with setup and maintenance of computer systems and resources used for research communications, data analysis, and study documentation.
  • Assists with data collection and communications with human subjects participants.
  • Assures data entry is performed and data is maintained at a high level of accuracy within the database.
  • Reviews survey and sensor-based data to provide quality assurance and generate reports.
  • Develops and implements procedures for processing study data for the extraction of TBI-relevant research metrics.
  • Communicates with other study investigators and collaborators to coordinate the collection, processing and analysis of study data.
  • Assists with development of research protocols, operational procedures, study documentation and data collection instruments.
  • Performs analyses of study data to assist in interpretation and decision making.
  • Assists with technical documentation of scientific reports, abstracts, presentations and manuscripts.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance for storage and transmission of research data.
  • Provides assurance of accurate documentation in compliance with all governing regulations.
  • Provides guidance or assistance on participant screening, consent, data collection and storage.
  • Promotes and maintains communication with investigators and collaborators, encouraging a collegial environment.
  • Assists staff in audit preparation. Program audits will be at the discretion of the Program Director and do not require advance notice.
  • Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality, privacy, and data security, exhibiting a high degree of personal professional conduct.
  • S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.

What You'll Need (required):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Biology or related field.
  • 2+ years of clinical research experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in development and use of database systems for clinical research data.
  • Working knowledge of common database systems.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks required.
  • Knowledge of standard qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques
  • Familiarity with biomedical and social science research methodology.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to pass a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Working knowledge of SQL, REDCap, Python, MATLAB, and/or C# preferred.
  • Prior experience performing data collection from human subjects preferred. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.

Skills & Attributes for Success:

  • Excellent communication writing and analytical skills, interpersonal skills, basic clinical acumen, knowledge of universal precautions, organizational skills and proficiency in research conduct are required.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in data acquisition and data processing related to research protocols.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with a team is required.





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