Research Scientist - TBI

Clearance Level
Bethesda, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Clinical Research

Neurological Disorders


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

REQ#: RQ146307
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 hiring a Research Scientist in support of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) and the Defense Intrepid Network (DIN) which is dedicated to improving the lives of patients and families affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) through collaborative efforts with patients, families, referring providers, and researchers.  The position will assist with formulating experimental hypotheses and designs experimental and other study protocols. Also assist in developing DoD/ NICoE gap driven clinical research studies and protocols, processes and interprets experimental and other study data. S/he will coordinate with other technical and professional staff, prepares documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and completes other projects as needed related to traumatic brain injury clinical research.HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
  • Leads and/or assists the development of research/clinical investigations/studies projects and carries out all necessary responsibilities related to these projects.
  • Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific methodologies and concepts to promising TBI products and technologies.
  • Assists with formulating experimental hypotheses and designs experimental and other study protocols.
  • Prepares requests for actions/proposals to include assisting with grant proposal applications, their associated documentations and requirements. Facilitates the flow and approval processes for relevant projects as needed or requested.
  • Assists in developing and testing necessary new technologies and protocols, processes, analyzes and
  • interprets experimental and other study data and coordinates with other technical and professional staff.
  • Prepares documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and completes other projects as needed. May facilitate high-level database coding, SPSS syntax writing, statistical analyses, manuscript writing, conference presentations, etc.
  • Provides collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists and research teams. Facilitates research
  • productivity with a larger group of multidisciplinary research collaborators
  • May work with clinic partners/team on TBI and clinically-relevant program/ project improvement
  • initiatives at the site. Presents clinical research findings at internal and external scientific meetings.
  • Serves as a TBI research expert for both NICoE and the Defense Intrepid Network.
  • Attends and participates in scholarly, academic and scientific meetings related to TBI.
  • Contributes to the preparation of manuscripts for publication in the area of TBI and presentation of posters. and papers at scientific meetings.
  • Serves as a TBI research expert, including but not limited to responding to “taskers” or other RFIs from Defense Health Agency and NICoE leadership, drafting relevant EXSUMs or Information Papers, and participating on relevant Defense Intrepid Network calls.
  • Education:  Ph.D. or terminal doctorate degree in related scientific discipline preferred. May consider a master’s level degree with at least 10 years of clinical TBI researchexperience. Must complete CITI/ HIPAA training.
  • Required Experience:  2-3 years of clinical research experience required. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care with neurological disorders and TBI clinical research experience strongly preferred.
  • Must complete CITI/ HIPAA training
  • Required Technical Skills:  Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise.
  • Excellent collaborative skilled required.
  • Experience producing data/ manuscripts for publications in peer review journals and/or conducted presentations at professional meetings.
  • Must be able to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and skills with SPSS, SAS, R and/or other statistical software.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May supervise junior research staff
  • Required Skills and Abilities:  Physical Capabilities: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items up to 25 lbs. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.
  • Preferred Skills: Experience within similar work setting in Department of Defense preferred.
  • Location: Bethesda, MD
  • Security Clearance Level: ability to obtain a favorable Secret security clearance.
  • US Citizenship Required: Must be a US citizen.
  • 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
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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

2 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

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