Clinical Research Assistant

Clearance Level
San Diego, California

REQ#: RQ49725

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

GDIT is seeking Clinical Research Assistant to support the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA (NMCSD). The mission of the NMCSD is to prepare to deploy in support of operational forces, to deliver quality health services, and to shape the future of military through education, training, and research. In order to optimize the performance in support of accomplishing its mission, NMCSD requires the services of a Clinical Research Assistant to support research investigators, other research assistants and/or nurse researchers in the performance of moderately complex research and experimentation.

This role will provide direct support to the Biomechanics (Gait Lab) at Naval Medical Center San Diego:

  • Data collection and reduction, including use of the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system and the computerized motion analysis measurement applications for kinetic, kinematic and EMG research studies.
  • Data engineering application (i.e. Cortex, Visual 3D, or body builder) usage to provide graphic output, comparison data, and other clinically appropriate templates for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Lode bicycle ergometer and software usage to collect data on amputee patients/subjects, including evaluation of findings for performance enhancement and appropriate bike fitting.
  • Explanation of research protocols to patients and obtaining signed consent from patients and research trial candidates.
  • Documentation representing monitoring of protocols for research projects and recruiting subject/patients.
  • Documentation representing study participant progress through detailed records.
  • Documentation updates representing maintenance of records, forms, and statistics for the study.
  • Data collection and data reduction processes for instrumented 3D human motion analysis.
  •  Data and statistical analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation of findings at professional meetings.
  • Documentation supporting screening, advisory, and approval process.
  • Calendar of data collections and updates.
  • Incidental administrative requirements such as receiving incoming telephone calls, answering questions as appropriate and scheduling appointments.
  • Bachelors Degree in kinesiology, human movement science, biomechanics, exercise physiology, bioengineering, physical therapy, or related field.


  • 1+ years(s) of experience or knowledge of the data collection and reduction techniques used in the gait analysis laboratory.
  • 1+ year(s) of experience or education in the field of human motion and analysis, including experience in an instrumented motion analysis laboratory, and with data collection practices on patients/subjects with gait pathology
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the ability to manage Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Experience with biomechanics preferred
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation prior to start date.



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.