Research Scientist (TBI)

Clearance Level
Camp Pendleton, California

REQ#: RQ106502

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT’s Military Health Team is hiring a Research Scientist in support of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBI CoE) located at Camp Pendleton, California.

As the traumatic brain injury (TBI) Pathway of Care manager within the Military Health System (MHS), the TBICoE promotes state-of-the-science care from point-of-injury to reintegration for service members, veterans, and their families to prevent and mitigate consequences of mild to severe TBI.

Position Summary:

S/he will assist with formulating experimental hypotheses and designs experimental and other study protocols.  S/he will assist in developing DoD/ TBICoE 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 TBICoE clinical research.

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Leads and/or assists the development of research/clinical investigations/studies projects and carries out all necessary responsibilities related to these projects. May serve as a Principal or Associate Investigator on TBICoE clinical research studies.
  • 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 TBICoE’s clinical research findings at internal and external scientific meetings.
  • Serves as a TBI research expert for both HQ and the TBICoE 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 for both HQ and the TBICoE network, including but not limited to responding to “taskers” or other RFIs from TBICoE Leadership/HQ, drafting relevant EXSUMs or Information Papers, and participating on relevant TBICoE Network calls.
  • Other duties consistent with the above responsibilities

What You’ll Need (required):

  • Ph.D., MD or MD/PhD or terminal doctorate degree in related scientific discipline and 2+ years of TBI research experience OR Master’s degree and 10 years of clinical TBI research experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques
  • Experience producing data/ manuscripts for publications in peer review journals and/or conducted presentations at professional meetings.
  • Ability to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Must complete CITI/ HIPAA training.
  • US Citizenship with the ability to pass a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care with neurological disorders and TBI clinical research experience strongly preferred.

Skill & Attributes for Success:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures
  • Ability to work independently and may supervise others working for this contract. 
  • Excellent collaborative skilled required.

What GDIT Can Offer You:

  • 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 



COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, 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.

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