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Senior Research Scientist / Director

Company: DLH
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

*Please note: This position is in anticipation of a contract award.*   DLH Corporation serves federal government clients throughout the United States and abroad delivering technology enabled solutions in key health and human services programs. The Company's core competencies include secure data analytics and statistics, clinical trials and laboratory services, a full suite of public health research offerings, performance evaluation, system modernization, operational logistics and readiness, and strategic digital communications. DLH has over 2,000 employees serving numerous government agencies. DLH’s portfolio consists of Defense & Veteran Health Solutions, Human Services Solutions and Public Health & Life Sciences. 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 within DVBIC. Consult with and assist other groups in the development and implementation of TBI related clinical investigations as needed. 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 presentations. 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 guidelines. Provide required reports and meet scheduled report submission requirements. 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 basis. Communicate with and oversee collaborations with academic institutions and external authorities. Provide scientific review of prospective contractor personnel’s history regarding scientific personnel recruitment.
PhD. in Psychology or Public Health required. Training and experience in neuropsychology preferred. Minimum of 10 years related scientific program management experience required. Knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects, and treatment required. 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 team preferred. 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 nationally. 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 disability status. 

Keywords: DLH, Silver Spring , Senior Research Scientist / Director, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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