Research Physician, General Infectious Diseases (#213042)

Bethesda, Maryland
Jul 24, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Research, Science
Full Time

The Henry M Jackson Foundation is seeking a Research Physician to support the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in Bethesda, Maryland. Under the supervision of the Director, HJF Component of MHRP, or his or her designee, the incumbent will be responsible for direction and execution of clinical research programs, to include ensuring that all necessary steps are followed for safety and regulatory compliance and direct interaction with study participants in accordance with established institutional policies and procedures. This position supports the broad range of clinical research activities in the program, ranging from cohort to vaccine studies. The incumbent will participate in oversight and management of clinical research activities supporting the MHRP research mission. The incumbent will develop and implement site training, capacity development and research activities using resources within MHRP as well as those from US and international collaborators, as required to accomplish these goals.

The incumbent also will support the Director, HJF Component of MHRP and Chief of Staff in development of proposals, implementation and management and reporting to funders/sponsors of Cooperative Agreements and contracts which support MHRP in support of its mission objectives.


  1. Participates in clinical research protocols in accordance with the MHRP research plan and as directed by his or her supervisor. Assists in the design and direction of clinical research protocols in the Clinical Research Directorate.
  2. Directs and participates in the submission and continuing review of clinical research protocols with all applicable Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and regulatory bodies.
  3. Examines, interviews, counsels and manages research volunteers in US protocols. Provides consultation and supervises the management of research volunteers in international protocols.
  4. Analyzes data and prepares scientific papers for presentation at local and national meetings and for publication in medical and scientific periodicals.
  5. Assists in development of clinical trial budgets and monitors cost and performance for assigned projects
  6. Provides relevant program status reports to the institution, regulatory agencies, and sponsors of the clinical research programs/projects, MHRP and the HJF.
  7. Interview and select applicants for open positions.
  8. Complete other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine; knowledge of medical science and the development of clinical research; ability to make effective presentations and publish; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; willingness to travel to OCONUS research sites on multiple occasions annually.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: MD or DO degree. Board certified or eligible either before the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, or before the American Board of Pediatrics in both Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases. Other U.S. board certified specialty and sub-specialty physicians with extraordinary relevant experience might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum Experience: At least 2 years directly related research experience, preferably including international and resource limited settings. Relevant experience within the context of an accredited degree program or an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited training program will be considered.

Physical Capabilities: Able to travel domestically and internationally. Anticipate 20-30% travel.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: U.S. citizen. U.S. licensure for the unrestricted practice of medicine. Licensure in the State of Maryland is required either before or soon after initiation of employment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Although direct supervision is vested in the Director, HJF Component of MHRP, work elements, i.e. specific projects or protocols, may involve supervision by other MHRP senior research staff. The incumbent may supervise other Associate Investigators, Clinical Operations Office staff, trainees and participate in research activities in various roles to be assigned on a case-by-case basis extending from associate investigator to principal investigator.

Work Environment: Office/ field environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials in accordance with established safety procedures. Incumbent will be required to travel to field site locations on a regular basis.

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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 protected veteran status.

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