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Job #: R-00064485
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Research Assistant will provide research support services to support the Clinical Investigation Department (CID) at the Navy Medical Center, Portsmouth (NMCP) Virginia or Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NHJAX), Florida.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performing a full range of RA services onsite using Government furnished facilities, equipment and supplies.

  • Execute and provide maintenance on research studies.

  • Carry out tasks related to research studies as required.

  • Maintain files and records of ongoing research projects.

  • Recruit and telephone screen subjects.

  • Communicate with research subjects via telephone or in person and ask relevant research questions as per protocol.

  • Arrange follow-ups with and visits for research subjects.

  • Perform selected research subject visit duties, for example, presenting questionnaires and collecting demographics.

  • Perform data collection as per protocol.

  • Enter data into Microsoft Excel and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) databases (if applicable).

  • Transfer data from questionnaires and data sheets to the databases.

  • Prepare progress reports.

  • Document all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research.

  • Keep a log of all correspondence and communication relating to the assigned duties.

  • Perform duties related to the research such as obtaining signatures and delivering documents to CID for the investigators.

  • Complete all paperwork and documentation.

  • As required by protocol, obtain patient’s medical record/reports following procedures.

  • Obtain lab and x-ray results as needed, via CHCS or AHLTA systems.

  • Make patient appointments by phone and with the use of Composite Health Care System (CHCS) or other method as prescribed by the protocol, command, and clinic structure.

  • Attend conferences and meetings for assigned protocol.

  • Assist PI, research team members, and other staff in the preparation of and closeout of clinical research studies.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA and institutional regulations. Provide instruction and presentation material, and assistance to research staff, as needed, for CID departmental and command-wide research educational and training programs, as needed.

  • Actively participate in Assurance Assist Visits and regulatory audits for protocol compliance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate Degree with a focus in Healthcare or related discipline (such as Biology or Psychology) or the equivalency of a minimum of 3 years working experience in a hospital, physician’s office, or academic setting (i.e., pre-medical student).

  • Proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suites program.

  • Candidate must possess active/current secret security clearance.

  • Must possess the ability to complete research subject protection training developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITTI), and additional protocol specific training, as required, within one month from start date.

  • Complete protocol specific training, as required, within one month from start date.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous military R&D experience

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Laboratory Scientist

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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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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