Public Health Lead Researcher III or Senior (Hybrid) - National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
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HJF is seeking a Public Health Lead Researcher III or Senior to support the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to NCDMPH of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD.
The incumbent will serve as the scientific research lead for the National Center’s NDMSresearch activities. The incumbent reports to the Research Director of the National Center and is responsible for overseeing a team of researchers and leading research activities from inception to closeout. This individual is also responsible for seeking funding, writing proposals, developing research plans, ensuring scientific integrity throughout program execution, and producing high quality scientific papers and presentations.
NOTE: All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in public health, sociology, or emergency management with research training required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Open to multiple levels.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.
Work Environment: This job takes place in a typical office setting.
Work Arrangement: This is a hybrid work environment with flexibility to telework a few days per week.
Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
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.
National Center Overview
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH or “National Center”) was established under the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD 21) to be “…an academic center of excellence in disaster medicine and public health….” The National Center is a unique organization in two important ways- It was founded as a collaboration by five Federal agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It is also a unique entity that is both a Federal organization and an academic center, located within the Uniformed Services University (USU).
The overarching strategic theme of NCDMPH is medical and public health READINESS—preparing the Nation from disasters and catastrophic events. Leveraging scholarship to advance the education and research agenda for disaster readiness in the United States are the missions; collaboration and leadership are the tools to achieve the preparedness mission.
NDMS Pilot Program Background
The Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (FY20 NDAA) authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct an NDMS Pilot Program (Pilot). The Pilot was reauthorized in the FY21 NDAA; it will be carried out over five years, in three phases, at five sites. The Pilot will address the potential national security threat of limited capacity to care for casualties returning from an overseas wartime contingency. This position supports the Pilot at the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.
HJF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.
Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.