Pulmonary Hypertension Research Specialist in Washington, DC at The GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Date Posted: 3/27/2021

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The Pulmonary Hypertension research specialist is a key member of the Cardiac Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Service line.  This position will have primary responsibility for coordination of clinical trials.   The position will support and act as a resource to the Pulmonary Hypertension health care team. The research specialist will perform clinical and administrative procedures including data collection and tracking, billing.  Specifically, they will need to build and manage all ONCORE related procedures.  The position will ensure that GWMFA research projects adhere to regulatory and clinical research guidelines.  The candidate will be responsible for all IRB activities involving PH research projects, including initial approvals, amendments, reportable events, and closures as appropriate. The specialist will need to manage the practice registry, the pulmonary hypertension association registry, and our biorepository.  This individual strives to achieve positive patient care outcomes throughout the disease process by practicing according to the standards of care and procedures and policies provided by GW Medical Faculty Associates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  •  Recruits, schedules, and manages clinical trials administered by the Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Service
     Identifies issues, presents strategies and acts as a change agent to resolve patient care and research related issues.
  •  Evaluates the appropriateness of care in collaboration with the pulmonary hypertension multi-disciplinary team. Provides direction to others in achieving any necessary changes.
  •  Serves on appropriate MFA and Hospital committees, providing leadership with regard to pulmonary hypertension initiatives
  •  Demonstrates expert knowledge of cardiovascular patient care and functions as a professional role model.
  •  Provides consultation in pulmonary hypertension specialty area to patient care teams and multidisciplinary team members, coordinating pulmonary hypertension research care between inpatient and outpatient settings (including GWUH)
  •  Collaborates with nursing staff and other healthcare disciplines to assure safe patient care.
  •  Interacts with the CTSI CN-GW to help coordinate clinical research projects across the institutions.
  •  Phlebotomy in clinic for research study patients.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 1 year research experience in a cardiology setting required, at a well established clinical trials research group and comfortable with caring/interacting with critically ill patients in clinic and in the hospital setting.