The primary responsibility for the Research Scientist II is to assist the Naval Health Research Center Warfighter Performance Department in the management and performance of research projects with a focus on military performance in laboratory and field-based environments, specifically surrounding the Physical and Cognitive Operational Research Environment focus team and collaborating military research and treatment centers.
Project focuses include creating and testing novel rehabilitation programs for wounded warriors, innovating use of virtual reality for improvement in performance, conducting field research to determine physical and cognitive performance of specialized military teams, and creating mobile testing and rehabilitation programs. The position will require the candidate to research, develop theories, and devise methods to apply to the Warfighter Performance research projects. Duties include planning and executing laboratory and field research, maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, systematic collection of data, interpretation and evaluation of data in a planned manner, and contributing to scientific literature and conferences. The Research Scientist II will work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with moderate impact on program results and project deliverables. The Research Scientist II works independently on larger, complex projects and assignments for the Physical and Cognitive Operational Research Environment (PhyCORE) research program. The Research Scientist II will be responsible for assisting other technical staff with tasks and assignment. Specific duties include but not limited to:
Address somewhat complex technical issues/problems related to the PhyCORE program of research using internal best practice and through collaboration with colleagues.
Develops solutions to technical problems that require depth of technical knowledge.
Communicates with colleagues across multiple areas (project managers, other technical resources, etc) on research project work including proposals, research protocols, agreements, research administration and regulatory documents, reports, and scientific presentations and publications.
Communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external government, contract, and collaborator project team members.
Explains technical solutions, practices and procedures to others within the organization.
Requires working knowledge of and ability to apply standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of technical domain.
Develop research proposals with an interdisciplinary team for multiple funding agencies and sponsors, incorporating comprehensive statements of work, letters of support, and budget proposals.
Plan, organize, and assist with securing resources for PhyCORE related research projects.
Attend project meetings with government stakeholders and other technical staff and contribute to technical solutions, implement project changes to meet project schedule.
Prepare research protocols, use eIRB and other customer-required programs to submit complete and accurate packages and track, complete, and route modifications, continuing reviews, and completion reports.
Conduct informed consent briefings for research subjects, manage informed consent documents, and submit to IRB.
Manage project activities and conduct research related to novel rehabilitation therapies for wounded warriors with amputation, mild traumatic brain injury, vestibular dysfunction, PTSD, and related comorbidities for PhyCORE and collaborating military research and treatment centers.
Operate and maintain laboratory equipment for research project data collection in human performance laboratory and military clinical settings.
Demonstrate database entry and management skills for research projects, abiding by all human subjects and PII/PHI regulation standard.
Demonstrate technical writing skills in order to prepare standard operating procedures, instruction manuals, technical reports and scientific presentations.
Interact with and collect biomechanics, physiology, and psychosocial data from human subjects, abiding by human research protection regulations.
Collect, process, analyze, and report on all types of human subjects research data.
Develop research protocols based on rigorous literature reviews, previous research, and best practices.
Demonstrate a high level of scientific and technical writing to develop reports and conclusions based on research findings to include scientific protocols, technical reports, sponsor reports, presentations, abstracts, and publications for scientific, military, and academic audiences.
Work overnights, on weekends, and holidays as needed for research project execution. Travel domestically and internationally as required for project, program, and contract needs.
Model Leidos Mission, Vision, and Values and adhere to the Leidos Code of Conduct at all times.
Master’s degree in Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Biology, or a related field
2 or more years of experience in human subjects research studies
2 or more years of experience in military specific human subjects research projects
2 or more years of experience conducting research within a large-scale Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment
Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance
Able to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as needed for meetings and conferences
Active Secret Clearance
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:$2,000
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Life Scientist
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