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  • Clinical Research Coordinator: Rehabilitation - Washington DC VA Medical Center

    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 VA Rehabilitation Research & Development funded clinical study. Project management duties will entail study coordination between Federal and academic 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, term-limited, exempt position with benefits.

    Key Dates
    On-boarding of the successful applicant at the DC VAMC will begin upon selection; the review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is 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 and/or clinical coordination 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 study P.I. 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 participate additional research projects underway at the Human Performance Research Unit

    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