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Research Assistant I

The Geneva Foundation

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About The Geneva Foundation

The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1993 with the purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. This purpose is accomplished through our mission to advance military medicine through research, development, and education. Our culture is living our core values that focus on a higher purpose. Geneva serves a diverse population and is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a central focus of the employee experience. As a leader in military medical research, we develop critical lifesaving solutions for the global community – and build rewarding careers for our employees.


Our benefits package includes financial rewards that are a significant part of the employee's total rewards compensation package. Geneva's highly competitive benefits include medical, dental, and vision healthcare, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings account, with employer contribution. Coverage is provided for employees and family members including domestic partners. Short-and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Life & ADD insurance, 403b retirement plan with generous employer match, flexible leave options, 11 paid holidays per year, and up to 4 weeks of paid time off in a rolling year. Employees may qualify for PSLF as Geneva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Full time positions come with all benefits. Part time and intermittent positions may vary.

About The Position

The Research Assistant provides assistance to the Principal Investigator and Study Team coordinating research activities that may include recruiting research participants, data collection and management and other research activities as assigned. The RA will assist with report generation and project close-out support.

This position will be required to work on-site at WRNMMC in Bethesda, MD. A government background check will be required.

About The Project

The project will use fMRI to record the loci and temporal characteristics of BOLD brain activation in subjects performing with two cognitive instruments, each of which comprises a piloting task that was employed in a prior study and was selected for operational relevance and aviation face validity.

Salary Range

$21.60 - $31.25 per hour. Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.
  • Adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), infection control procedures and rules and regulations pertaining to the research site
  • Assist with self-reporting baseline assessment measures
  • Assist with administrative logistics including consenting research participants, data collection, and scheduling
  • Executes, maintains research study to include data collection
  • Prepares research subjects (animal or human) for research study
  • Manages study documentation to include accurate and timely filing
  • Prepares progress reports
  • Complies with all the rules and regulations as applicable to assigned duty station
  • Documents all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with study and site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the study sponsor
  • Promotes safety and confidentiality of research participants at all times
  • Creates and adheres to a data quality and quality assurance plan
  • Assists with the initial coding and data entry of structured questionnaires and data collection tools, when applicable
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing basic study related procedures as required
  • Maintains and updates files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)
  • Schedules and attends regular team meetings
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 1 year experience in research preferred
  • Non-profit, research, or healthcare experience desired
  • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
  • Familiarity with medical terminology, medications, laboratory tests, and abbreviations commonly used in patient medical charts

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