Leidos is seeking candidates for 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.
Qualified candidates must have knowledge of the principles and theoretical concepts of outcome from brain injury including neurocognitive and neuro-behavioral effects, treatment, rehabilitation and supportive care requirements. Theoretical understanding of the impact of brain injury on the family caregiver and other family members. Possess general clinical investigation knowledge in TBI and caregivers. Demonstrated ability to oversee a multi-disciplinary clinical investigation team. Ability to develop and implement scientifically sound clinical investigation protocols required. Knowledge to effectively author professional, peer reviewed journal articles, manuscripts, clinical investigation grant applications, posters and clinical investigation reports required. Ability to select and apply statistical techniques appropriate to the brain injury clinical investigation protocols under development and/or application is required. Ability to interact with network of clinicians and clinical investigators for sharing new clinical finding developments, CPGs, identifying opportunities and generating new ideas required. Knowledge of the administrative and regulatory processes appropriate to the above assignments is required. Proven track record of securing grant funding is strongly desirable. Excellent inter-personal and communication skills required.
Doctoral level degree in Psychology, Public Health or other related field required. Training and experience in Health Psychology preferred.
Minimum of 6 years experience in TBI or other clinical patient care, clinical investigation, education, and/or initiatives.
Demonstrated track record in successful development and implementation of clinical investigation projects and dissemination of findings.
Demonstrated track record in publishing in peer-reviewed journals and disseminating clinical investigation findings at professional conferences.
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.
Must be able to work in an office, clinical and hospital environment.
May encounter patients who are confused, agitated or abusive.
Available to travel locally, regionally and nationally
Experience and proficiency with Windows-based computer systems and 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.
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