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Clinical Research Specialist

Company: National Institutes of Health
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

This position is located in the Collaborative Clinical Research Branch (CCRB), Division of Clinical Research (DCR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.If selected for the position, you will perform the following duties:

  • Serve as NIAID's authority in a designated national or international location. Provide biomedical, technical, scientific, and managerial leadership and support for NIAID in response to high consequence emerging infectious disease threats within the designated location.
  • Collaborate with physicians and research staff in the development, review, management, and evaluation of research protocols.
  • Serve as the NIAID in-country/on-the-ground lead and authority in managing, overseeing and coordinating clinical research operations during public health emergencies caused by emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, with an emphasis on international clinical research activities often conducted in resource poor developing countries (RPDC).
  • Coordinate a complex rapid research response to high consequence emerging disease threats in RPDC; represent NIAID and NIH interests and speaks on behalf of leadership when meeting with the highest levels of US and foreign governments to make urgent time-sensitive decisions and authorize the allocation and utilization of resources.
  • Direct start-up activities including initial oversight of study/site budgets and contracts, global geographic deployment, and country/site protocol approvals.
  • Provide organizational leadership and clinical research expertise in establishing program objectives, goals, and timelines for strategic and operational plans; identifies risk and mitigation strategies to achieve scientific outcomes and accommodate resource requirements; and, continually refines processes to optimize the execution of clinical research priorities and initiatives.
  • Conduct frequent site visits to ensure continuity of operations and confirms sites are operating under all applicable regulations, guidelines, policies, and standards.

You qualify at the GS-14 level, if you meet one of the following qualification requirements:

You must possess a Bachelor's degree, or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of this position. (This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained).

Additional Qualifications:

In addition, you must have at least one year of qualifying specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing operational expertise in the oversight of clinical research, safety oversight issues, and day-to-day research management issues; collaborating with physicians and research staff in the development, review, management, and evaluation of research protocols; directing, overseeing, and evaluating clinical research studies; and establishing procedures to safeguard the quality and integrity of data at clinical sites.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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Keywords: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda , Clinical Research Specialist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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