Sr. Health Services Researcher with Security Clearance
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 13, 2018
About Engility: Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure. Description: Engility is seeking a Senior Health Services Researcher (HSR) to support the Defense Health Agency (DHA)'s Research & Development Directorate (J-9). The J-9 research mission focuses on medical and health services research to improve quality and continuity of care for service members, family, and military retirees. The position will report to the HSR Task Lead. The HSR team will work with J-9 leadership and stakeholders to build an enterprise-wide HSR capability over the next several years. The HSR team will provide cross-organizational coordination for J-9's current portfolio of funded studies over the course of the study lifecycle. Simultaneously, the team will work to identify and tailor best-in-class HSR models from the federal and private sectors to design and build an enterprise HSR capability that will leverage centralized data, improve efficiencies, and reduce duplication in research activities. Qualifications: A Master's or Doctoral Degree in a health or biomedical science field (e.g., medicine, nursing, biology, chemistry, psychology, public health, epidemiology, medicine, or related interdisciplinary degree). Doctorate preferred. Master's degree candidates must have minimum of 5 years of experience in management or consultant role; Doctoral degree with minimum of 3 years' of experience in management or consultant role. Must have: * Familiarity with Department of Defense policies and processes related to research, development, and acquisitions (e.g., Defense Acquisition University training certificate, demonstrated knowledge of DoD 5000 regulations) * Excellent client-facing consultation skills to include briefing and/or advisement to civilian and uniformed government personnel. * Knowledge of military culture and structure to best support MHS initiatives and collaboration within the DoD and with other academic institutions. * Knowledge of scientific review standards and methods (IOM, NIH, AHRQ). * Experience in application of scientific research and analysis methods; application and use of scientific standards, theories, measurement, testing and evaluation procedures. * Familiarity with common quantitative and qualitative research methods and related software programs. * Strong technical writing skills to clearly, logically, and succinctly communicate project-related information within the MHS, DoD, other federal agencies at the commensurate comprehension and reading level for the audience. * Ability to work collaboratively and independently, and have strong oral and written communication abilities, with strong conceptual and systems-thinking abilities and problem-solving skills. * Solid working knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office business suite, to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required to prepare reports, briefings, and products; experience with Adobe Professional and with posting and sharing documents in SharePoint. * Strong knowledge of financial and portfolio management practices for research-focused organizations. * Expert knowledge of one or more areas of medical or health services research * The ideal candidate will have experience working in the Military Health System, VA, AHRQ, CDC, SAMSHA or NIH. * Familiarity with Department of Defense policies and processes related to research, development, and acquisitions (e.g., Defense Acquisition University training certificate, demonstrated knowledge of DoD 5000 regulations) * Experience working with military data systems * Previous project management or leadership experience. * Record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or presentations at professional conferences * Must be able to establish and maintain relationships, demonstrate initiative, exude a professional presence, focus on results and demonstrate enthusiasm * Must be located in the National Capital Region or willing to relocate. Position will be located at primary client site in Silver Spring, MD (approximately 4-5 days per week) and other locations (e.g., Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, VA or Fort Detrick, MD) as needed. Desired Qualifications: EEO Statement: Engility Corporation is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statements, please click here .
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