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Scientific Advisor

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

Job Description:

S/he will maintain and identify opportunities for expansion of DVBIC’s extensive clinical and translational research portfolio, along with streamlining and improving the research processes.

  • Under government oversight, identifies opportunities for expansion of DVBIC’s extensive clinical and translational research portfolio, along with streamlining and improving the research processes. Maintains multiple projects, along with the organization skills to maintain an up-to-date portfolio for prompt status update. Serves as the subject knowledge expert of TBI and related issues (psychological health, epilepsy/seizure, cognitive functioning, etc.)
  • Provides quick evaluation of new research presented for consideration.
  • Establishes oversight of and maintains visibility on a broad range of ongoing clinical and translational research projects.
  • Works with the Office of Human Research Protection and other key members of the Division of Research to identify and eliminate problems and barriers to the research process.
  • Maintains visibility on a broad array of military and civilian Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research and related issues.
  • Works with military, federal, civilian partners to analyze research gaps in TBI research to identify new research areas and projects.
  • Identifies and communicates to DVBIC network researcher’s new opportunities in TBI research. Coordinates interaction and communications between research sites to better facilitate idea generation and mentoring.

General Job Information



Scientific Advisor



Job Family

General Services Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience


PhD (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects and treatment and general research knowledge required. Ability to develop and implement scientifically sound research protocols required. Ability to effectively author professional, peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, research grant applications, posters, and research reports required. Possess the ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury research protocols) under development and/or application is required. Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the above assignments is required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to develop and interact with a network of researchers for sharing new research developments, identifying opportunities and generating new ideas required.
  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or a related field required. Minimum Experience: 4-6 years experience in TBI research. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.
  • 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 , Scientific Advisor, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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