Research Assistant

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Tampa, FL4.0

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant to support research studies related to adverse events following immunization and adverse drug reactions within the Dermatology Department located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Department of Dermatology.

May performs data collection by conducting research interviews. Recruits and screens subjects for research studies. Collects baseline and follow up data from subjects. Checks for validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality assurance requirements and clinical relevance.
Establishes and maintains database files and progress reports for studies, projects and programs. May perform data analysis and interpretation.
Performs scientific literature searches, identification and retrieval.
Performs administrative duties such as: assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers and abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies, developing protocol manuals and data collection instruments; participates in field visits; responds to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies and funding agencies and participates in the design of research studies.
Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations including editing and formatting documents. Distributes manuscripts and reports to all scientific collaborators as required
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications; Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments; Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software and/or spreadsheets and database software applications; Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelors degree in Social Science such as Sociology, Psychology or related field.

Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of clinical research experience.

Physical Capabilities: long periods of standing and sitting

Work Environment: office environment

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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 protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.