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Senior Research Scientist/ Research Director (15 Year Study)

Company: Magellan Health
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

S/he will provide scientific management and guidance to government regarding a congressionally mandated 15-year longitudinal study — a multi-phase epidemiological study that considers diverse psychosocial and neurobiological risk and protective factors for outcomes from traumatic brain injury in service members, and the effects on family members. S/he will consult with and assist other groups in the development and implementation of TBI related health programs.

  • Provides scientific direction and oversight for the 15-Year Longitudinal study, with particular focus on service members in the community, and their caregivers and family members.
  • 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 presentations. Consults and assists other groups in the development and implementation of TBI related health programs.
  • Documents findings and recommendations in clinical investigation reports, peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations. 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 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 has 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 project.
  • May be called upon to represent the PI at meetings or other professional interactions. Communicates with and oversees collaborations regarding the 15 Yr Study with academic institutions and other external authorities. Provides scientific review of prospective personnel’s history regarding scientific personnel recruitment.

General Job Information



Senior Research Scientist/ Research Director (15 Year Study)



Job Family

General Services Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

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Date Requisition Created


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License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

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Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 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. Knowledge to effectively author professional, peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, clinical investigation grant applications, posters, and clinical investigation reports required. 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 a 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 interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Doctoral level degree in Psychology or Public Health required. Training and experience in Health Psychology preferred.
  • Minimum Experience: 10 years 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 conferences.
  • Required Licenses: None
  • Physical Capabilities: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: None
  • Work Environment: Office and clinical environment. Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

Keywords: Magellan Health, Silver Spring , Senior Research Scientist/ Research Director (15 Year Study), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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