Scientist II

Goldbelt Inc
Fort Detrick, 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. Background The USAMRDC is a major subordinate Command of the United States Army Futures Command (AFC). The Commanding General (CG), USAMRDC, directs the management of a number of medical research, development, and acquisition programs. The research includes breast, prostate, ovarian, kidney, and lung cancer, defense health, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis complex, autism, psychological health/traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury research, bone marrow failure, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, medical simulation and information sciences, military infectious diseases, military operational medicine, combat casualty care, radiation health effects, and clinical and rehabilitative medicine. The USAMRDC is responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating, programming, budgeting, and executing these programs. Reference Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) and USAMRDC websites. Job Summary In support of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), Science Officers 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 Officer's function as a liaison between the funded investigator and military sponsoring agency. The Science Officer will apply their scientific knowledge and a general understanding of grant funding to provide technical review and oversight to support the CDMRP mission. 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, USAMRMC, 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 and ability to speak to non-scientific audiences Knowledge of Electronic Grant Systems (EGS) Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment Minimum Qualifications Degree in a life science discipline 3-6 years' experience in scientific support or related field. Related experience in scientific research, analysis, and/or engineering and grants management Portfolio management experience Familiarity with the peer-review process Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: cancer; breast cancer; Tissue, Organ, and Orthopedic Injuries; Restorative/Rehabilitative Medicine Preferred Qualifications Previous experience managing awards for DoD medical program areas using DoD electronic grants systems Master or Ph.D. highly preferred

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