Biomedical Protocol Development Scientist - Clinical Protocol Developer

Clearance Level
Portsmouth, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

IACUC Protocols

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Protocol Development

REQ#: RQ142751
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description
GDIT's Military Health team is looking for a Clinical Protocol Developer to join our team to support the Naval Medical Center (NMCP) activities in Portsmouth VA.The Clinical Protocol Developer will support the development and execution of IRB- or IACUC-approved investigator-initiated research protocols using human subjects and animal models. This position will primarily be responsible for developing research protocols for the Military Health System in the area of combat casualty care/battlefield health and emergency medicine.HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
  • Assist physicians/scientists in developing, writing and producing human and animal research protocols in support of combat casualty care research.
  • Assist the PIs with the preparation of new investigator-initiated trials, coordination of the submission, submission of amendments and regulatory compliance reports, and the development of the final product (presentation and/or publication).
  • Effectively communicate with physicians (study chairs and scientific committee chairs) and other research collaborators, such as biostatisticians and basic scientists, who are part of the various working groups.
  • Assist with preparing informed consent statements and other study related research documents.
  • Conduct literature reviews and draft scientific and technical documents.
  • Contribute to the preparation and modification of internal study budgets.
  • Assist the with ensuring PI-initiated protocols contain quality research design, and meet DoD standards for ethics and compliance.
  • Assist with the amendment of existing investigator-initiated protocols.
  • Assist the PI with addressing Scientific Review Committee (SRC), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and other committee queries.
  • Attend and assist with the planning of committee meetings for specific working groups to facilitate research development.
  • Assist with administering the study development tracking system and updating protocol details and development events in eIRB system.
  • Assist the clinical research coordinator in the development of specimen submission.
  • Assist the research and statistical data coordinators, database developers and database administrators in study database development and data monitoring planning.
  • Assist with collecting information on reported problems regarding consistency and/or clarity in open protocols.
  • Assist with initial and follow-on updates of study registration on, including facilitation of Quality Assurance (QA) Review comments with coordination of the PIs.
  • Participate in the collection of data, supporting both human and animal protocols.
  • Provide education and training to researchers and staff on protocol development within and outside department. 
  • Education: Master’s Degree
  • Required Experience: 5+ years relevant experience supporting the development of research protocols for IRB/IACUC approval
  • Experience in the collection of data, supporting both human and animal protocols
  • Location: Onsite at NNCP in Portsmouth, VA
  • US Citizenship Required : Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a favorable NACLC T3 security investigation prior to start date.
  • Preferred Skills: Experience working within combat casualty care, wound healing, hemorrhage control, vascular trauma, polytrauma areas a plus
  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Full-flex work week
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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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