Senior Human Subjects Protection Scientist (Hybrid Remote)

Clearance Level
Fort Detrick, Maryland

REQ#: RQ119231

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Senior Human Subjects Protection Scientist joining our team to support the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (MRDC) Office of Research Protections.

This position is based at Ft Detrick (Frederick, MD) and has a hybrid schedule (working in office 2 days and home for 3 days).

In this role, the candidate will provide the customer with:

  • A comprehensive pre-review of research protocols and supporting documents before review by a convened IRB or via expedited review procedure
  • Post-IRB approval lifecycle management of assigned research protocols, including pre-review of amendments, continuation  reports, reports of unanticipated problems/serious adverse events/serious or continuing noncompliance/ research suspension or termination /protocol deviations, and final study reports
  • Support for site visits (monitoring, non-compliance) to include preparation and planning visits, assisting during visits, and preparing written reports
  • Assistance in the development and updating of the IRBs human subjects protection policies, procedures, guidelines, and process improvement initiatives
  • Assistance in developing human subjects protection education and training programs
  • Assistance in the IRB's internal quality control/assurance program
  • Support for the Human Research Protections Office, as needed, to include conducting DoD-required reviews for USAMRDC-supported research and DoD-conducted research. The individual will work on Ft. Detrick as a member of a team comprised of military, government civil service and contract employees.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Public Health or related discipline
  • 5 + years direct human subjects research experience supporting either an IRB office or regulatory office
  • Current training in humans subjects protection. 
  • Ability to quickly become proficient in use of an on-line document management system and an Oracle-based protocol information management system
  • Ability to effectively communicate with researchers, research staff and IRB members on matters of research compliance and ethical human research practices
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • US Citizenship and NACI Clearable


  • 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





About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.