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Job #: R-00009470
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support the Birth and Infant Health Research (BIHR) program at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the full research team, including Principal Investigators, Research Scientists, Data Analysts and Subject Matter Experts. The Research Assistant will support a variety of research tasks, including data validation, collection, and management. The ideal candidate will be well-organized with the ability to plan and prioritize work; have the ability to follow detailed instructions and meet project deadlines; and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Description of Responsibilities:
  • Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and/or senior BIHR staff, participates in research studies to include validation of medical diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Logs the results of validation and re-validation efforts in written documentation and database logs as appropriate.
  • Tracks and reports metrics of validation efforts and identifies and suggests procedures to improve processes.
  • Assists in participant enrollment involving phone, mail, and email based communication, consenting, and data collection.
  • Collects and organizes survey data for research projects.
  • Assists with updating study related documents (e.g, standard operating procedures) for internal and external use.
  • Assists with maintaining databases for research projects.
  • Retrieves information from databases and other multiple data sources.
  • Maintains equipment necessary for survey processing.
  • Develops and implements new and more efficient survey processing procedures.
  • Participates in ongoing training related to the proper conduct of research.


Required Qualifications

- Familiar with ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding, procedural codes, and V-codes

- S killed in use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, email, and database software;

- Demonstrate capability to understand and follow a research study protocol

- Demonstrate effective and professional communication (verbal and written) and ability to work efficiently with a diverse team of professionals and study participants

- Ability to process large amounts of data with little error.

- Minimum of one year of professional work experience in a related setting

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with maternal, pregnancy, and infant diagnoses highly desired, as well as familiarity with the military environment and/or military medical system
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Bachelor's degree in social science or related discipline


Due to federal contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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