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Research Assistant - Coordinator

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11/8/2017 3:59:08 PM
San Antonio, TX US
Job Description:

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.


Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


We are currently seeking an Research Assistant / Coordinator to work full time. This position is located at the Joint Base San Antonio in support of the Air Force Medical Service Enterprise supporting Clinical Investigations Program and Clinical Research mission in San Antonio, TX. 



The Research Assistant / Coordinator provides services and support compatible with the medical facilities operating capacity and equipment to help organize and oversee GLOBAL Air Force Medical Service enterprise-wide, medical research, clinical and translational research, investigative activities and resources. The incumbent will provide patient-oriented research programs oriented to mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), technologies, epidemiologic and behavioral studies or outcomes, and health services related to military medicine. Translational research activities will be designed to connect current trends in patient care with new updated state of the art modalities required of military medicine worldwide.



This position will be part of a team to provide technical professional services within Joint Base San Antonio in support of the Air Force Medical Service Enterprise supporting Clinical Investigations Program and Clinical Research mission. The incumbent will collaborate with enterprise-wide Principal Investigators (PI), in order to develop research protocols that includes human subjects research and associated Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulatory compliance approvals for the various pilot evaluations to also include animal subjects/ Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approvals. Specifically:

• Maintain records for contacting study participants in accordance with protocols, schedules, observes study participants and provides follow up documentation to the PI

• Coordinate one (1) to several simultaneous projects for the PI/director; confers with investigator on experimental design; provides instruction on various research laboratory techniques, and study participant contact procedures

• Organize research information; manages reporting and data collection.

• Monitor research study budget

• Research equipment/supply catalogs, and recommend purchase requests for projects/protocols in accordance with the IRB

• Document all regulatory research and administrative actions are in compliance

• Prepare/delivers required reports and other research documentation to PI

• Prepare correspondence, build files, develop schedules, and presentation graphics to support the research study



• High School Diploma with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in clinical research and research design with familiarity in medical terminology and common medical abbreviations.

• Demonstrated familiarity with medical terminology, to include common medical and scientific abbreviations, and have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within field of study.

• Ability to work in a complex research setting with personnel from diverse disciplines.

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and build relationships.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Ability to obtain an active favorable National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI)



• Bachelor’s degree in scientific or health care field.

• Certification as a Certified Clinical Research Assistance (CCRA).

• Experience working in the Air Force Medical Service Enterprise supporting Clinical Investigations Program and Clinical Research mission

• Experience working in a large corporate or academic setting.

• Experience in writing medical procedures.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.


Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected classes covered under federal or applicable state and local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.”


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