$150K — $200K *
Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Associate Director for HIV Vaccine and Prevention Research to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
Under the supervision of the Director, HJF Component, the incumbent is responsible for the oversight and management of a portfolio of product development activities and clinical research studies focused on biomedical strategies for the prevention of HIV, supporting the mission of the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). In this capacity, the incumbent will supervise and direct the planning, design, implementation, oversight, and analysis of product development and clinical research activities related to candidate vaccines, passive immunization strategies, and other novel interventions to prevent HIV acquisition. The incumbent will work with other HJF staff, US government collaborators, MHRP network sites, and other stakeholders as part of a cohesive team to meet mission objectives. The incumbent will directly plan, conduct, supervise, and support projects conducted at US and international clinical research sites, with specific roles that vary by project and may include serving as consultant, associate investigator, principal investigator or protocol chair. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary steps are followed for safety and regulatory compliance, assuring accuracy of complex clinical documentation on participants’ records, and maintaining confidentiality. The incumbent will support the development of research proposals and the implementation, management, and reporting to funders/sponsors of funded agreements, grants, and contracts that support MHRP and related work with a focus on clinical vaccine and HIV prevention research and development in the US and international sites. The incumbent will also be responsible for management of research participants and treatment of patients during their participation in clinical research programs within established institutional policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of product development and the procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks; knowledge of medical science and the development of clinical research programs to support product development; knowledge of immunology and vaccinology; experience in the design of clinical research trials; ability to communicate effectively; ability to make effective presentations and publish; knowledge of applicable US regulation governing the conduct of medical research within the DoD and under the auspices of the FDA; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; willingness to travel to OCONUS research sites on multiple occasions annually.
Minimum Education: M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or similar degree(s).
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 6-8 years of work experience is required.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: US citizen; licensed, or able to secure a license, to practice medicine within the State of Maryland.
Physical Capabilities: Bending, standing, and sitting; able to tolerate intercontinental travel.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise clinicians, scientists, researchers, administrators, students, volunteers or other support staff.
Work Environment: Office, Field, Clinic, Clinical Trials Unit or Hospital environment. Option to work 100% remote may be considered.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Doctorate (Professional) or better.
Masters or better.
6-8 years: Minimum 6-8 years of work experience is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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Valid through: 9/25/2021