HJF is seeking an Associate Science Director (COVID – 19) to support the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) located at the HJF Home Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP.Responsibilities are to assist the Deputy Science Director for the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) in the scientific direction, strategic planning, management, oversight, and execution of IDCRP clinical research. In part this includes supporting timely development and conduct of a COVID-19 research portfolio including clinical trials, observational studies, and laboratory-based collaborations, as well as oversight and direction of site development and expansion activities.Responsible for participating as an investigator in the design and conduct of research protocols according to ethical principles and applicable regulations. The incumbent will qualify for an academic appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the USU School of Medicine at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.Responsibilities:Assists the Deputy Science Director with activities including scientific direction, strategic planning, management, oversight, and execution of IDCRP protocols and scientific strategic plans across all Research Areas (RA); prepares reports and presentations related to these.Provides central coordination of management, direction, oversight, and execution of IDCRP COVID-19 research portfolio; works with RA Directors, Principal Investigators, IDCRP Chiefs, Clinical Research Managers (CRM), and others to ensure successful and timely development, accomplishment, and visibility of study goals and progress; identifies and helps resolve challenges and barriers to this end. Supports, coordinates, and assists with direction and oversight of clinical and laboratory site development and activities related to IDCRP protocols; works with broad array of team members to ensure successful and timely site engagement in protocols and visibility of operations, goals, and progress.Pursues and assists with opportunities for scientific collaborations and interfacing with investigators, scientific and funding organizations; represents the IDCRP at scientific and other meetings as needed in lieu of Deputy Science Director; travels to and attends IDCRP, scientific and other meetings as required.Works with Chief, Research Support and Operations, Program Managers, and others to ensure adequate funding and on-budget execution of scientific efforts. Assists with preparation of annual budgets, expenditure reports, and ensuring that funds are appropriated and administered correctly.Participates in studies and analyses as an investigator. Prepares and presents research findings at conferences and through publication in peer-reviewed medical journals. Performs other assignments as required. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of clinical research; ability to take initiative within bounds of experience; excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills; attention to detail; military knowledge/experience preferred.Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in relevant field; MD with infectious diseases fellowship training preferred.Minimum Experience/Training Requirements: 10 years to include undergraduate and medical school training; 2-4 years directly related research and management experience.Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing and working at a computer.Supervisory Responsibilities: May supervise staff.Work Environment: Hospital, laboratory and office environment; some travel is required to other facilities and to scientific conferences (both national and international).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. 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 Chief Human Resources Officer.