Scientist Advisor (Blood Products Development) - Hybrid Schedule

Clearance Level
Fort Detrick, Maryland

REQ#: RQ127586

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT – Federal Civilian Division is looking for a Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of combat casualty care research to join our team to support the U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity (USAMMDA).

This position is based in Ft. Detrick, Maryland and is flexible for a hybrid schedule, working in the office 2 days out of the week and remotely 3 days.

The Technical SME will support the following tasks or the assigned product(s) in support of the Warfighter Protection and Acute Care (WPAC) Product Management Organization (PMO).

  • Serve as a SME in the area of Blood and Blood Products, Blood Research, and other Combat Casualty Care Products or Devices to include traumatic hemorrhage, brain injury, hematology, and transfusion medicine.
  • Provide top level technical expert support to WPAC and work closely with the advanced development team to support the DoD acquisition requirements for medical product development. 
  • Act as integral member of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) in support of medical product development and acquisition in the combat casualty care product portfolio.
  • Actively involved in the review process of clinical protocols and associated clinical trial documents, various regulatory applications, DoD acquisition documentation and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) documentation.
  • Perform highly specialized technical tasks including design and evaluation of non-clinical studies, clinical trial designs, review of non-clinical study reports, and technical inputs into the chemistry, manufacturing and controls of biologics, drugs and devices.
  • Successfully communicate with personnel at various echelons through the use of effective interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Support numerous efforts and effectively prioritize and multi-task requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology and industry developments.
  • Participate in various meetings both internally and externally to the organization.
  • Attend and participate in periodic site visits, off-site meetings and briefings, sub-working group meetings and investigator meetings.
  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Masters’ Degree in related scientific discipline
  • 6+ years of related experience
  • Experience in medical product development
  • Experience with various stages of FDA-regulated product development
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to obtain T1 (Public Trust)


  • Ph.D. preferred


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams
  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities

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