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Job #: R-00086762
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking candidates for Lead Senior Research Scientist (15 Year Studies) for the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) Clinical Affairs Branch, Dissemination Branch, Research Branch and Mission Support office. TBICoE is a component of the Defense Health Agency (DHA). TBICoE is a division of the Research and Engineering Directorate (R&E). R&E is a Directorate of DHA. DHA is a Federal Program within the Department of Defense (DoD). TBICoE, known previously as the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), is a congressionally mandated multi-site research, dissemination and knowledge translation program, charged with advancing the traumatic brain injury state of the science and clinical standards, established in 1992. TBICoE’s mission is to conduct congressionally mandated traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinical research investigations, surveillance, clinical tool development, and dissemination of TBI education to DoD medical personnel, service members, including Guard and Reserve, and veterans with TBI, as well as their families. This multifaceted approach to TBI is best served with coordination between divisions, offices and network sites to advance the state of the science for TBI.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Qualified candidates will have knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of brain injury pathophysiology, clinical effects and treatment required.

  • Experience directing a multidisciplinary clinical investigation team preferred.

  • General clinical investigation knowledge with ability to develop and implement scientifically sound clinical investigation protocols.

  • Ability to conceptualize and execute multiple clinical investigation projects from an existing database.

  • Ability to effectively author professional, peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, clinical investigation grant applications, posters and clinical investigation reports.

  • Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury clinical investigation protocols under development and/or application is required.

  • Knowledge of the administrative processes appropriate to the above assignments is required.

  • Peer recognition of professional and scholarly contributions in his/her chosen specialty is desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop national and international clinical investigation collaborations is considered an asset.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Psychology or a terminal doctorate degree in related healthcare field is required. Training and experience in TBI clinical research is preferred.

  • 10 years related scientific program management experience required.

  • Knowledge of multi-year grant administration and/or familiarity with military medical system along with grants management experience is desirable.

  • Demonstrated track record in obtaining grant funding from national or international granting agencies, development of a successful program of clinical investigation in TBI and productivity in publication of peer reviewed papers in the area of TBI. (preferred)

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs.

  • Experience supervising scientific and administrative staff.

  • Office, clinical and hospital environment.

  • May encounter patients who are confused, agitated or abusive.

  • Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

  • Familiarity with military, health research, medical, government, and U.S. preferred.

  • Experience and proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a valuable team member and communicate verbally and in writing with program managers and technical staff regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project.

Pay Range:

Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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