Bethesda, Maryland

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. 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. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

HJF is seeking a Technical Scientific Lead to serve as head of the Basic Science Research Program. This role is a scientific lead reporting to the Director of CPDR. As a member of the CPDR leadership team, incumbent assists in formulating priorities and policies to enhance CPDR's interdisciplinary translational research activities. Incumbent will also serve as a Scientific Advisor to the Director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center Research Program.This position will be in support of The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), an interdisciplinary translational prostate cancer research program of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU) Department of Surgery and the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The CPDR is located in Bethesda, MD.

In 1992, amid the growing prevalence of prostate cancer and controversy over the optimal treatment for it, Congress enacted Public Law 102-172 to establish The CPDR with the mission of studying prostate cancer and prostate disease in the US Military Health Care System. The CPDR integrates a multidisciplinary approach to prostate cancer and continues to make great strides in clinical and basic sciences research for improving the entire spectrum of care to include diagnosis, treatment, management, and follow-up for patients with prostate cancer.

Responsibilities

  • Develops new ideas, initiates independent high-impact research projects in the prostate cancer field. Plans and directs research activities relating to the investigation of new technologies and experiments directed at the practical application of scientific theories and processes.
  • Serves as an advisor and mentor to CPDR Investigators and fellow researchers. Trains and supervises technical and scientific staff.
  • Initiates, designs, implements, and evaluates basic and translational studies within the program.
  • Provides leadership and support for CPDR initiatives of developing research funding through grants and other opportunities.
  • Actively represents CPDR by participating in national and international meetings.
  • Develops and fosters collaborative relationships aligned with program mission and vision.
  • Prepares new grant and funding applications. Serves as Principal Investigator on awards/proposals. Prepares technical reports and deliverables on assigned awards.
  • Develops new technologies and protocols.
  • Finalizes manuscripts and reviews for submission to scientific journals and patent applications.
  • Serves as Scientific Advisor to the Director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center.
  • May include budgetary responsibility to include plan/forecast, prepare, approve, monitor.
  • 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 complex clinical, preclinical and scientific procedures and experiments; ability to take initiative and develop new protocols; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of complex clinical, preclinical and scientific procedures and experiments; ability to take initiative and develop new protocols; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform and direct basic and translational research in a multidisciplinary prostate disease research program setting. Incumbent is expected to work in a large multidisciplinary bio-medical research setting involving urologist, cancer biologist, pathologists, biostatisticians, regulatory and medical information experts.
  • Strong publication record (significant percent as senior author) including highest impact level journals.
  • Proven record of securing and maintaining extramural grants.
  • Active engagement in professional organizations within the prostate cancer research community.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Direct Supervisor: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Physical Capabilities
  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Qualifications

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.

Education and Experience
  • Doctoral Degree- MD or Phd
  • More than 10 yearS experience required

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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

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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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