Clinical Research Assistant in Silver Spring at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 9/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Silver Spring
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/8/2018
  • Job ID:
    2018-44982

Job Description

DVBIC SUMMARY: 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

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The 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.



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs data entry for clinical investigation projects and maintains
  • Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and
  • Maintains study related documents and supplies in the investigator’s office; secures, organizes and documents as required following all federal/ state
  • Creates, collects, disseminates, maintains appropriate files of study data, and assists with review and completion of study manuals and
  • Screens consents and/or schedules potential research participants for testing or evaluation. Facilitates follow-up assessment reminders and
  • Extracts data from patient medical records; transcribes and resolves data queries in case report forms (hardcopy 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
  • Communicates regularly with study team, under direction of project leaders, via email and conference calling as

 Non-Primary Responsibilities:

  • Other duties consistent with the above

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of related scientific experience.

Customer Requires

  • 0-2 years’ experience in research/clinical investigations/studies required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required (Word, Excel, Access) and familiarity with SPSS or similar type of software is preferred. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to follow detailed instructions required. Excellent communication and analytical skills required. S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy
  • Physical Capabilities: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: None.
  • Office and clinical environment. Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Based on contract requirements, must be a US Citizen and able to pass a T3/ NACLC security investigation.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.

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