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Senior Research Scientist / Director
Tracking Code 20612 Job Description This position is in
anticipation of a vacancy award.
Seeking a Senior Research Scientist to provide scientific and
academic guidance for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) clinical
investigation program within the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury
Center (DVBIC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Senior Research
Scientist will provide oversight to the 15-year congressionally
mandated and multi-phase study, which considers diverse
psychosocial and neurobiological risk and protective factors for
TBI. Responsibilities will include:
Provide scientific oversight of the 15-year Longitudinal Study
and oversee a larger program of clinical investigations on TBI
Consult with and assist other groups in the development and
implementation of TBI related clinical investigations as
Provide scientific oversight for all aspects of a large clinical
investigation project including concept development, protocol
design, form development, oversees submission through regulatory
bodies, data collection and analysis, production of professional
manuscripts for journal submission and professional
Serve as the point of contact for communication for the 15 Year
Study, receiving support requests and ensuring that all required
documents and procedures are performed within established
Provide required reports and meet scheduled report submission
Supervise scientific and administrative staff. Coordinate,
oversee, monitor and day-to-day operations over Project activities
Ensure scientific quality and progression of the Project meeting
milestones as targeted.
Ensure that realistic deadlines are set and appropriate
resources are assigned to accomplish all established tasks.
Monitor progress to ensure that critical elements are proceeding
on schedule and that all deliverables are provided on a timely
Communicate with and oversee collaborations with academic
institutions and external authorities.
Provide scientific review of prospective contractor personnel’s
history regarding scientific personnel recruitment.
Required Skills PhD. in Psychology or Public Health required.
Training and experience in neuropsychology preferred.
Minimum of 10 years related scientific program management
Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain
injury pathophysiology, clinical effects, and treatment
Knowledge of NIMH multi-year grant administration and/or
familiarity with military medical system along with grants
management experience is desirable. A demonstrated track record in
obtaining grant funding from national or international granting
agencies, development of a successful program of clinical
investigation in TBI, and productivity in publication of peer
reviewed papers in the area of TBI is highly preferred.
Experience directing a multidisciplinary clinical investigation
General clinical investigation knowledge with ability to develop
and implement scientifically sound clinical investigation
protocols. Ability to conceptualize and execute multiple clinical
investigation projects from an existing database.
Ability to effectively author professional, peer reviewed
journal articles, manuscripts, clinical investigation grant
applications, posters, and clinical investigation reports.
Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate
to the brain injury clinical investigation protocols under
development and/or application is required.
Peer recognition of professional and scholarly contributions in
his/her chosen specialty is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to develop national and international
clinical investigation collaborations is considered an asset.
Must be a US Citizen
Must be available to travel locally, regionally and
DLH Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or
Job Location Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Position