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HJF is seeking a Research Coordinator/Scientist to support a clinical study carried out by the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) at Joint Expeditionary Base in Little Creek, Virginia (VA). HJF provides technical, scientific and programmatic support services to CNRM.
The study, “INVestigating traIning assoCiated blasT pAthology (INVICTA)”, will be carried out under the leadership of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), which is located in Bethesda, MD. The Scientist is responsible for implementing and supervising all research activities at the local study site(s), to assess the effect of recurrent training-related blast exposure on neurological health. Such activities will include identification, recruitment and management of study subjects, administration of clinical assessments, collection and processing of biological specimens, management and, in some cases, partial analysis of samples and data. The Scientist will also assist the study PI in the coordination of research activities with local military leadership.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (1) Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques, including a variety of clinical, neurocognitive and neurophysiological assessments; (2) knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies governing research involving human subjects; (3) excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels; (4) ability to troubleshoot technical procedures and to learn and work effectively with computer programs as needed for the management of study-related data, including sample and data management and analysis. Completion of appropriate CITI certification in the conduct of clinical research.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in related scientific discipline desired, but not required.
Minimum Experience: 2 - 4 years of relevant clinical research experience; minimum 2-3 years of experience leading/coordinating other research personnel as an independent investigator. Prior military experience, particularly with a SEAL or special operations unit, preferred but not required.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting and standing; some bending, lifting, and walking; escorting subjects and carrying light items. May require working off regular hours, including weekends. Job involves work in military combat training facilities and traveling to distant research locations several times every year.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Duty location is a military base with requirement for background investigation.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The incumbent will have supervisory responsibilities for several research staff.
Work Environment: Both office and field environment; some evening and/or weekend hours likely to be required, as flexibility to be able to conduct the study assessments within the confines of military unit training schedules is essential. Travel to study sites where military field exercises are conducted is required. Potential exposure to field conditions, military training environments, exposure to weapons systems and noise.
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.