Updated: May 9, 2017
Job ID: 212707
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
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HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support traumatic brain injury (TBI) research conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USUHS. Incumbent will conduct clinical research related to development and validation of methods for assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Incumbent provides assistance with analysis and interpretation of data obtained from eye tracking, EEG, neuropsychological testing, and structural and functional neuroimaging. Incumbent is responsible for initiating and carrying out research in collaboration with the research team. Incumbent is responsible for developing and supervising research projects and investigating the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems.
Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocol. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development. Assignments require the performance of complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches.
Develops necessary new technologies and protocols. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
Processes and interprets experimental data. Applies a wide variety of scientific principles and theories relevant to research and development in the area of traumatic brain injury assessment and rehabilitation.
Performs specialized research in laboratory and clinic settings, utilizing advanced technologies and methods to collect, manage, and analyze research data.
Assists in the use of software and hardware for data collection, data processing, data management, and data analysis relevant to the research.
Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, and patent applications.
Communicates with collaborators, technical and professional staff, and research participants as needed for planning, coordination, and execution of essential research activities.
Travels between research facilities in the local area as needed to coordinate and execute the research.
Works with research participants to collect data and/or provide research interventions under the supervision of appropriately-trained personnel. Keeps detailed records of administration procedures, behavioral observations, and adverse event reports.
Trains and supervises technical staff in the completion of research activities.
Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; knowledge of procedures for performing clinical human-subjects research; ability to independently analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific results according to biomedical and/or psychological standards; ability to meet deadlines of projects; excellent communication and analytical skills; advanced knowledge of statistical analysis; advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software; familiarity with methods for structural and functional neuroimaging and/or EEG; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in related scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years related research experience
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing; ambulation for up to 25 minutes at a time.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.
Work Environment: Laboratory, office, and/or clinical environment; may require working evenings and weekends.
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.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.