Research Scientist (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Posted on: May 16, 2020
Type of Requisition:RegularClearance Level Must Currently
Possess:NoneClearance Level Must Be Able to
Obtain:NoneSuitability:No Suitability RequiredPublic Trust/Other
Required:NACLC (T3)Job Family:ScientistsJob Description:
GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a Research Scientist to
support Traumatic Brain Injury research investigations for the
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at Walter Reed
National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). WRNMMC is located in
Bethesda, Maryland; less than 3 miles north of the Washington DC/MD
border, and directly across the road from the National Institutes
DVBIC is multi-site medical care, clinical research, and education
center. It is a unique collaboration of the Department of Defense
(DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems.
The mission of DVBIC is to serve active duty military, their
dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through
state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research
initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC is primarily
responsible for support of clinical operations in a nationwide
network that includes ten military treatment facilities and five
Veteran hospitals. In addition, DVBIC has visibility and
contributes to the expertise of DoD level related clinical activity
related to TBI.
Learn More About DVBIC HERE
The successful candidate will become a member of an existing and
well established research team (25+ staff) that is undertaking a
series of studies aimed at addressing a Congressional mandate to
study the long term effects of TBI on service members and their
families (i.e., the '15-Year Longitudinal TBI Study' and the
'15-Year Longitudinal Caregiver Study'). This team is led by Dr.
Louis French (National Lead), Dr. Rael Lange (Scientific Director),
and Dr. Tracey Brickell (Scientific Director).
**The position is most suited for an early-career scientist, though
all interested parties are encouraged to apply.**
What You'll Be Doing:
- Assist with the development and implementation of a long term
publication plan using the data collected in the above studies.
Duties include, but are not limited to, high level database coding,
SPSS syntax writing, statistical analyses, manuscript writing,
conference presentations, etc. Data is collected in five broad
areas that includes neurobehavioral, neurocognitive, neuroimaging,
sensory-motor, and blood-based biomarker measures
- Facilitate research productivity with a larger group of
multidisciplinary research collaborators from WRNMMC, DVBIC,
National Intrepid Center of Excellence, National Institutes of
Health, and other civilian and military partners
- Perform other duties as assigned.
What You'll Need (required):
- Ph.D. preferably in the domains of Biomedical Research, Social
Sciences Research, Neuroscience, or a related field.
- Experience with statistical data (coding, analysis,
interpretation, etc.) manuscript writing and presentations.
- Advanced working knowledge of SPSS.
- US Citizenship is required with the ability to pass a T3
security investigation prior to start.
What Would Be Even Better (preferred):
- Research experience with a TBI population.
- A proven track record publishing research papers relating to
TBI and strong statistical analyses skills.
- Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Travel Required:Less than 10%Telecommuting
Options:Some Telecommuting AllowedWork Location:USA MD
BethesdaAdditional Work Locations: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
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.
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