Research Scientist I or II - Physiological Data Modeling - Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Frederick, Maryland

Join the HJF Team !

HJF is seeking a Research Scientist I or II - Physiological Data Modeling to support the Biotechnology High-Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (BHSAI) located in Frederick, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to BHSAI.

The mission of the BHSAI is to perform interdisciplinary research, combining physical, computational, and life-science research to improve the efficiency and efficacy in the development of militarily relevant medical products for Force Health Protection.

Research in this area focuses on the development of individual-specific mathematical models and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for preventing non-battle injuries, optimizing and enhancing Soldier performance, and optimizing casualty care.

Research efforts in this area support military operational medicine and combat casualty care missions. For operational support, we are developing phenomenological, first-principle, and data-driven adaptive mathematical models to reduce the risk of heat injuries and improve mental activity in response to sleep deprivation. For casualty care, we are developing hardware and software platforms, as well as artificial intelligence-based decision-support algorithms, to improve the management of combat casualties in pre-hospital and in-hospital settings.

A prior background in biomedical modeling is preferred but not required. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Engineering, Computational Physics or Mathematics are encouraged to apply.

To learn more:

  1. Develop and apply computational solutions to biomedical problems, involving signal processing of time-series physiological data, data mining, data-driven and physiological-based models, and artificial intelligence. (30%)
  2. Analyze and model physiological data with relevance to, but not limited to, cognitive performance, physical performance, trauma, sleep disorders, and therapeutic interventions using MATLAB and associated toolboxes. Extensive experience in R and MATLAB is desired but not required. (20%)
  3. Work simultaneously on multiple projects involving a diverse and interdisciplinary team of scientists (including biostatisticians, applied mathematicians, chemical and mechanical engineers, and physicists) across multiple laboratories. (20%)
  4. Prepare research proposals, progress reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. (20%)
  5. Present research methods and findings at appropriate scientific conferences. (10%)
  6. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:

Research Scientist I: 2-5 years of relevant work experience is required

Research Scientist II : 6-8 years of relevant work experience is required.

Background/Security: Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

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.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Frederick, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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