Clinical Site Advisor - NIH - Rockville, MD

Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Kelly Government Solutions offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Clinical Site Advisor to work at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Kelly can do for you at

TASKS/SERVICES.  The contractor shall:

  • Provide operational support to Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for Division-supported contracts providing clinical trial monitoring services in the context of domestic and international settings.
  • Provide advice on clinical research operations, regulatory affairs, GCP, or other related clinical research issues such as: a) review of site trend analyses or site monitoring reports; b) identification of concerns and solutions to site performance issues; and c) identifying opportunities for improving operations through site-specific training or site-specific visits.
  • Maintain oversight of a small portfolio of Clinical Research Sites (CRS) (Network and Non-Network).  For these sites, serve as the day-to-day contact for CRS staff to facilitate clinical research site development, protocol implementation, and other operational and regulatory issues. Work with Principal Investigators on clinical site start-up issues including resource allocation, personnel management and administrative issues. Sites may be Network affiliated sites or investigator-initiated project (Non-network) sites.
  • Conduct evaluations of the CRS’s organizational structures and modes of operation in relationship to the achievement of the Division’s goals and objectives in the areas of administration, clinical site management and recruitment of participants.
  • Provide oversight and technical direction for evaluation of site performance using data compiled by Network/Non-network data management centers and other DAIDS contractors.
  • Assess the level of clinical research competency of CRSs and the extent of research knowledge and technology available to achieve the desired quality of operations at the clinical research sites.
  • Attend Network meetings, conference calls, ad hoc meetings and working groups.
  • Conduct trainings for sites and Network meeting participants on relevant policies and regulations.
  • Work with staff on drafting and uploading reports to the OCSO SharePoint site (Portal).
  • Interface with NIAID program staff and with the Clinical Site and Study Monitoring (CSSM) contractor to support regular meetings related to task coordination.
  • Participate in working groups to provide technical expertise in development of new OCSO policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Review and participate in drafting new procedures and work instructions for monitoring contract services.
  • Prepare oral and written presentations for internal and external programmatic and scientific meetings.

REQUIREMENTS.  The contractor must have:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing Education or a related discipline. Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a BA/BS degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.  Certified CRA preferred.                   
  • Minimum 11 years’ experience and Knowledge in clinical trial monitoring, regulatory affairs and Good Clinical Practice.  Experience working in Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDs) is preferred.  
  • Prior experience as a site monitor/Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Experience in developing SOPs, strong organizational skills and/or project management
  • Knowledge of FDA regulations and ICH guidelines pertinent to clinical research.
  • Preference to have experience working with Medidata Rave database Platform    
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to identify and research problems/issues thoroughly and use discerning judgment in problem solving for organization, management, and scientific issues using a significant degree of qualitative, quantitative, and analytical skill.

Please visit to apply for this position.  Due to the volume of inquiries, we regret that we cannot accept phone calls.  Please also note that the phone number for our NIH branch is not listed.


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