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    Clinical Research Associate/Clinical Research Coordinator (GS-10/11)
    Human Performance Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, Washington DC VA Medical Center

    Job Summary
    The Muscle Morphology, Mechanics, and Performance Laboratory (3MAP Lab) is seeking a full-time Clinical Research Assistant/Clinical Research Coordinator. 3MAP Lab is located within the newly constructed Clinical Research Center at the DC VAMC. The laboratory group conducts rehabilitation research concerning muscle plasticity in response to training, normal aging, and chronic disease.

    The principal responsibility of the successful candidate will be the coordination of a recently awarded multi-year grant from the Rehabilitation Research & Development Service of the VA Office of Research & Development. Training under the supervision of a Certified Clinical Research Professional will be provided. Project management duties will entail study coordination between two clinical sites. The objectives of this study are to validate a method for screening age-related muscle dysfunction, and investigate the efficacy of progressive resistance exercise involving eccentric muscle actions. Sonographic imaging, isokinetic dynamometry, and other approaches will be used to characterize muscle morphology and performance in the study participants.

    This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position with benefits.

    Key Dates
    The anticipated start date is mid-September/early October; the initial review of applications will occur on July 31, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.

    Basic Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Rehabilitation Science, or related field
    Basic knowledge of clinical research compliance issues and ethical research principles
    Experience working with clinical populations

    Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree or higher preferred
    Project management experience
    Experience with data management
    Strong written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to perform basic statistical analyses

    Required Responsibilities
    Coordinate human subject research compliance tasks, including IRB applications and audit reports
    Contribute to funding agency and IRB progress reports
    Coordinate participant recruitment and scheduling
    Assist with the management of the laboratory and the Human Performance Research Unit

    Additional Opportunities
    Participate in data collection activities
    Assist with the training of interns, staff, and post-doctoral fellows
    Serve as an author or co-author related to selected lab projects
    Engage in teaching opportunities at local universities affiliated with the DC VAMC
    Qualified candidates could initiate additional research projects that complement the focus of the lab and the mission of the VA

    Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information, and 2-3 references to:

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    Primary Contact: Dr. Michael Harris-Love
    Last edited by Michael Harris-Love; July 19, 2015, 10:20 AM.