Bethesda, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Scientist III to support the Center for Rehabilitation Science Research (CRSR) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CRSR. US citizenship is required.

This position with support the Center for Rehabilitation Science Research (CRSR) with the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. They provide scientific, technical, administrative, and regulatory oversight to strengthen the program under the direction of the CRSR Director and Vice Chair for Research. The incumbent will provide scientific oversight for the research portfolio, which includes a national multi-site consortium to examine the natural history and acute, intermediate, and long-term outcomes of concussion. This large-scale project will include internal and external stakeholders from the military and collegiate level and include advanced study of biomechanical, clinical, neuroimaging, neurobiological, and genetic markers of injury to advance our understanding of concussion. They will be responsible significant scientific contribution for assigned research projects, including management of relevant personnel, investigation of the feasibility of applying scientific concepts and principles, and development of presentations and manuscripts for publication of study results.

Responsibilities:
  1. Demonstrates cross-disciplinary knowledge, leadership, and communication. Designs and implements experimental protocol. (20%)
  2. Trains and supervises technical staff and other scientists. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff. (20%)
  3. Collects, processes, and interprets experimental data. Assess strengths and weaknesses of work. (10%)
  4. Prepares publication-ready manuscripts. Finalizes reports and reviews for submission to scientific journals and patent applications. (20%)
  5. Makes scientific observations, maintains detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. (10%)
  6. Coordinates and prepares new grant and funding applications. (20%)
  7. 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: Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant work experience required.

Work Environment: Set in a laboratory work environment.

Travel Requirements: Occasional travel to professional conferences possible.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/Secret Clearance and 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.

Bethesda, 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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