1335 East-West Highway, Ste. 6-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Description ICON Government and Public Health specializes in
preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and
clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help
our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array
of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US
and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health
S/he will provide scientific management and guidance to
government regarding congressionally mandated 15-year longitudinal
studies, the multi-phase epidemiological studies that considers
diverse psychosocial and neurobiological risk and protective
factors for outcome from traumatic brain injury in service members
and the effect on family members. S/he will consult with and assist
other groups in the development and implementation of TBI related
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each
essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
Provides scientific direction and oversight for the 15-Year
Longitudinal studies, with particular focus on service members in
the community their caregivers and family members. May serve as
Investigator on DVBIC clinical research studies.
Provides scientific oversight for all aspects of a large
clinical investigation project including study concept development,
protocol design, form development, submission through regulatory
bodies, data collection and analysis, production of professional
manuscripts for journal submission and professional
As authorized by DVBIC, consults and assists other groups in the
development and implementation of TBI related health programs in
support of DVBIC’s mission.
Documents findings and recommendations in clinical investigation
reports, peer-reviewed publications and conference
Ensures clinical investigation project activities and records
are in compliance with study, IRB and organizational requirements.
Ensures that data and paperwork is properly stored/maintained
according to regulations.
Follows guidelines and DVBIC leadership guidance to support this
large project with knowledge of general directives established by
and with the Principle Investigator.
Serves as points of contact for communication for the Program,
receiving support requests and ensuring that all required documents
and procedures are performed within established guidelines.
Coordinates, oversees, monitors and have day-to-day direction
over Project activities.
Ensures scientific quality and progression of the Project
meeting milestones as targeted.
Assigns responsibilities appropriate for contract staff or
contract support personnel related to the 15 Year studies.
May be called upon to represent the PI at meetings or other
Communicates with and oversee collaborations regarding the 15
Year Studies with academic institutions and other external
Provides scientific review of prospective personnel’s history
regarding scientific personnel recruitment.
Prepares requests for actions/proposals to include assisting
with grant proposal applications, their associated documentations
and requirements. Facilitates the flow and approval processes for
other projects as needed or requested.
In collaboration with DVBIC leadership and study investigators,
provides assistance and expertise to DVBIC leadership in responding
to “taskers”, drafting of EXSUMS and Information Papers, associated
reports to congress and attendance at required meetings related to
the 15 Year research studies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. May encounter
patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
Laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and
weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate
objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb
stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work
may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous
chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate.
Qualifications Education Required
Doctorate or better in Psychology.
Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of outcome
from brain injury including neurocognitive and neuro-behavioral
effects, treatment, rehabilitation and supportive care
requirements. Theoretical understanding of the impact of brain
injury on the family caregiver and other family members
Possess general clinical investigation knowledge in TBI and
caregivers. Demonstrated ability to oversee a multi-disciplinary
clinical investigation team. Ability to develop and implement
scientifically sound clinical investigation protocols required.
1 year: Doctoral level degree in Psychology or Public Health
required. Training and experience in Health Psychology
10 years of experience in TBI or other clinical patient care,
clinical investigation, education, and/or initiatives. Demonstrated
track record in successful development and implementation of
clinical investigation projects and dissemination of findings.
Demonstrated track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals
and disseminating clinical investigation findings at professional
Knowledge 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. Ability to interact
with network of clinicians and clinical investigators for sharing
new clinical finding developments, CPGs, identifying opportunities
and generating new ideas required.
Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory processes
appropriate to the above assignments is required. Proven track
record of securing grant funding is strongly desirable. Excellent
inter-personal and communication skills required. The incumbent
must be able to work comfortably with computer software, including
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Supervises scientific and administrative staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR