Science Officer III

Goldbelt Inc
Aberdeen, MD
Jul 23, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Goldbelt Glacier Accelerating the delivery of care and providing superior force health readiness across the Military, Federal, and Civilian landscapes. Goldbelt Glacier is committed to providing transformative and comprehensive health operational capabilities to support customers across scientific, clinical, technological, and program management areas. Summary: In support of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), Science Officers (SOs) will support the administration of Congressional appropriation grants which foster novel approaches to biomedical research in response to the expressed needs of its stakeholders; the American public, the Department of Defense, and Congress. Science Officers will support grant negotiations, milestone tracking, contract modifications, publication reviews and patents. They serve as the primary point of contact for the funded investigator, acting as a liaison between the investigator and the contracting, regulatory, and other military sponsors. Science Officers function as a liaison between funded investigator and military sponsoring agency. The Science Officer will apply their scientific knowledge and general understanding of grant funding to provide technical review and oversight to support the CDMRP mission. Specific Program Support: Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program (JWMRP) and Battlefield Resuscitation for Immediate Stabilization of Combat Casualties (BRISCC) These programs support research and product development efforts to benefit the health, wellness, and readiness of US service members. The SO will support both programs and the ideal candidate will be a clinician (Paramedic, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Physician) with critical care, trauma, or emergency medicine experience and/or a translational scientist (ex: cell biology, hematology, nanoscience, biomedical science, etc) with research experience working with blood and/or blood products including, but not limited to, hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers, freeze-dried plasma, artificial platelet or red blood cell technology, other blood surrogates, and fluid resuscitation alternatives for treating hemorrhage. Must possess demonstrated knowledge of current trauma resuscitation clinical practice guidelines, and emergency care of traumatic chest and/or torso injuries, particularly non-compressible hemorrhage of the torso or junctional region. Military experience as a Combat Medic (or equivalent) highly desirable. Essential Job Functions: Provide scientific, management, and administrative support Administer research awards, including basic science and multi-institutional and multidisciplinary consortia, advanced therapeutic development, and clinical trial research awards Review proposals that have been recommended for funding, considering peer and programmatic review comments, and provide notes to the contracting agency to assist with award negotiation Identify missing regulatory information and documentation required for compliance Review the current and pending support documents for grant overlap issues to include duplication of funding with other agencies, either federal or private Identify notable research accomplishments and provide scientific writing support focused on highlights, program book content, annual report content, press releases, and other print and electronic products Maintain accurate grant files and track compliance through an internal electronic database system Assign and review portfolio codes for new research awards Facilitate communication efforts with the research protections office, contracting activities authority, and the PI and their research team regarding issues with their research grant Identify research awards (ie, clinical trials) that require specific project milestones and work with the contracting office, sponsor, and PI to establish appropriate metrics and milestones such as a one-year milestone for human subject's approval Review quarterly, annual, and final technical progress reports Verify that the SOW is being followed and all regulatory approvals are in place for the work being done Assess the relevance of reported publications and patents Provide briefings regarding the research portfolio to CDMRP, USAMRDC and DOD leadership, as needed Participate in working groups such as Program Evaluation, Consumer Working Group, SBIR/STTR, Technology Development Working Group, and the Internal Review Process as a program resource May attend peer review, programmatic review, and scientific conferences as requested Other administrative-related duties, as assigned Necessary Skills and Knowledge: Strong communication skills with the ability to speak to scientific and non-scientific audiences in a clear, concise manner Demonstrated knowledge of current trauma resuscitation clinical practice guidelines, and emergency care of traumatic chest and/or torso injuries, particularly non-compressible hemorrhage of the torso or junctional region Ability to learn Electronic Grant Systems (EGS) Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a scientific discipline Ten years of critical care, trauma, emergency, or critical care transport experience or experience in the research of blood products and knowledge of current trauma resuscitation clinical practice guidelines Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) Related experience in critical care, scientific research, analysis and/or engineering. Preferred Qualifications: PhD in scientific discipline Military experience as a Combat Medic (or equivalent) highly desirable. Research portfolio management experience