Research Nurse Coordinator

Description of Services

The purpose of this effort is to acquire professional, scientific, and technical support services for the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine's (USAFSAM) Aeromedical Research Department, En Route Care Research Division. The contractor employee shall support the conduct of research to address current En Route Care operational needs and MAJCOM-identified capability gaps. The work will be at the Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Cincinnati, Ohio Operating Location (OL). This facility is an Air Force Medical Service training platform that is partnered with the University of Cincinnati to provide advanced Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) training for DoD medics.

For this effort, the contractor employee shall provide research services, clinical and basic science research coordination, and assistance in areas required to meet the stated objectives and to accomplish the work required. The contractor employee shall provide research support to the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, (USAFSAM) 711 Human Performance Wing (711 HPW).

Description of Education and Experience Required

The Nurse Research Coordinator shall...

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, with a minimum of ten years' experience in trauma or critical care, and maintain any required and professional licensures. 
  • Be medically qualified to work in an altitude chamber (AF Form 1274 required and fly during CCATT training flights (AF 1042, IAW AFI 48-123, and Operational Support Flying Duties).
  • Have a high degree of competency in research and shall lend strong administrative leadership, and technical support to ongoing research programs. 
  • Have an exceptionally high capacity for performing unsupervised research. 
  • Have the ability to organize, manage and perform studies as related to ongoing research projects, assist in dealing with challenging technical issues, collaborate with Principal Investigators, and independently perform assignments based on general guidance, and possess excellent communication skills.
  • Have experience in the critical care of ill/injured patients, aerospace medicine, aeromedical evacuation, and critical care air transport.
  • Have experience in regulatory approval processes, patient screening, consenting, and enrollment.

Description of Tasks

The candidate will...

  • Perform a variety of administrative task associated with research to include scheduling, conducting literature reviews, writing and reviewing grant proposals, manage local aspects for proper document clearances by Scientific and Technical Information (STINFO), creating and supporting cost proposals for grant submissions.
  • Perform a variety of technology based tasks associated with research to include building and maintaining research databases, utilization of the Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) system, operation of standard research equipment and tracking DoD assets for calibration and status.
  • Collaborate with research colleagues, medical professionals, DoD employees, and government officials to include collaborating with private individuals and researchers in academic settings on research execution and translation. 
  • Attend meetings, as required, with government and civilian organizations, program managers, academia, and subject matter experts.
  • Be proficient in data collection/analysis and experience with various research methodologies in developing studies, and administering grants.
  • Have the ability and skill set to complete biological sampling from subjects (including blood draws).
  • Assure confidentiality of documents, communications and study data (CITI training current and follow HIPAA and IRB requirements).

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