The Keller Army Hospital Department of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator, athletic training certification required, to assist the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point with an ongoing line of funded research to better understand the effects of concussions on military service members and athletes. This is a unique opportunity to assist with large scale NCAA and Department of Defense funded research in a military setting. The USMA is a designated performance site within the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium. The CARE Consortium s goal is to better understand the natural history of concussion and return to play criteria of both NCAA athletes and military cadets. Information about the consortium can be found at the link below.
Site: Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY.
The Research Coordinator provides assistance to the Principal Investigator and Study Team coordinating research activities that may include recruiting participants, data collection and management and other research activities as assigned.
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and conducting baseline concussion assessments, follow-up assessments post injury, and assisting with the oversight and collection of head impact data for collegiate athletics teams and/or physical education courses (combatives, boxing).
Additionally, the coordinator will assist with data entry and storage and provide support to the NCAA-DoD CARE Study Team.
The Research Coordinator may also be asked to assist the investigators with the dissemination of data in the form of research manuscripts and professional presentations.
There will be additional opportunities to help with other lines of research (Lower Extremity Injury Prevention, Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis) supported by the Orthopaedic Research Department at Keller.
Bachelor s degree required, Master s degree preferred
1-2 years of research experience preferred but not required
Experience with concussion baseline (SCAT-3, ImPACT) testing and follow-up assessments desired
Experience with head impact measurement systems (X2 Biosystems, Riddell HITs, Linx IAS) desired
Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
Phlebotomy experience or willingness to obtain certification as a phlebotomist
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
Must be able to work independently and as part of a larger team
Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
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