Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Management - Silver Spring, MD

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Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at WRAIR . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.

We are currently seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Silver Spring, Maryland area.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting in recruiting, screening, scheduling and coordinating Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS)/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients and control subjects for participation in a two phase study (with the second phase involving exposure of participants to mild (~24-36 hours) of sleep deprivation.
  • Assisting in obtaining consent to allow access to study participants’ medical records, agreement to wear actigraphs for the entire study period, agreement to complete a sleep history and other questionnaires, and agreement to be trained in, then administered a daily battery of neurocognitive tests.
  • Providing the participants with training and practice on several neurocognitive tests, applying electrodes for polysomnographic recording of sleep parameters, administering regular neurocognitive tests, questionnaires and the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) and/or the Multiple Sleep latency Test (MSLT) and familiarizing the participants with the WRAIR sleep suite environment, staff, and fellow volunteers
  • Assisting in statistically comparing actigraphically-measured sleep parameters and other data for the study period.
  • Assisting in the performance of factor analyses (and/or other analyses as appropriate) to reveal the extent to which polysomnographically measured sleep parameters account for next-day neurocognitive and vestibular performance in PCS/TBI patients vs. non-patients, and to characterize the nature of neurocognitive deficits in PCS patients
  • Overseeing technical and logistical aspects of the conduction of human research in the fields of: sleep, sleep deprivation, neurocognitive testing, vestibular testing, and others
  • Aiding in the preparation, collection, and analysis of data to determine whether, and the extent to which, PCS/TBI patients exhibit differential sensitivity to the effects of sleep loss, as well as assisting in preparation of data for statistical analyses, presentation, and publication
  • Monitoring study data collection procedures to ensure uniformly high levels of compliance with Good Clinical Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and any additional FDA-, other government- or locally-required practices throughout the study
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered nurse licensed in state of Maryland PREFERRED
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in clinical research setting as research coordinator
  • Strong leadership/management skills - will be responsible for directing research staff and study participants
  • CCNC certification is REQUIRED.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Excellent communication, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and prolonged periods of sitting and or standing.
  • Will be required to work at different collaborating facilities (e.g., WRAIR and NICoE) and be responsible for own transportation.
  • Must be available to be scheduled based on operational and business needs (to include overnights and weekends during study execution).
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex scientific procedures and techniques relating to position. Background in polysomnography is a plus.
  • Physical Capabilities: work may involve long periods of standing, interacting with research volunteers, and handling of chemicals and/or hazardous biological material
  • Work Environment: laboratory environment primary; may also include clinical (e.g., NiCoE) environment; will require working evenings and weekends; some shifts may be greater than 8 hours in duration.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent resident to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.


  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

    ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

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