Goldbelt Frontier, LLC leads innovation in research and development, behavioral health, and medical and technological support services. We specialize in capacity planning in medical research and healthcare support, medical logistics, equipment modernization, maintenance, business analysis and innovative technologies to accelerate the delivery of health care providing superior force health readiness across the military, federal, and civilian landscapes. Frontier is headquartered in Juneau, Alaska with offices in Herndon, Virginia. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) Goldbelt, Inc and our leadership offer expertise related to medical staffing, behavioral health, and program development.
In support of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), Science Officers (SOs) 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 Officers function as a liaison between funded investigator and military sponsoring agency. The Science Officer will apply their scientific knowledge and general understanding of grant funding to provide technical review and oversight to support the CDMRP mission.
Specific Program Support: Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic; and Orthotics & Prosthetics Outcomes
These programs support research to improve treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries and to advance orthotic and prosthetic devices. SO will support both programs and should have a background in biomedical engineering, physiology, kinesiology, and/or muscle biology.
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 (i.e., 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, USAMRDC 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
Muscle biology or physiology/kinesiology or biomedical engineering
Biomedical device experience or non-pharmaceutical clinical research
Ability to learn Electronic Grant Systems (EGS)
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
3-5 years in scientific support or related field.
Related experience in scientific research, analysis and/or engineering and grants management
Portfolio management experience, preferred but not required
PhD highly preferred
Master’s degree in a scientific discipline
Internal Number: 10557
About Goldbelt Frontier
Goldbelt Frontier fosters a collaborative environment where our employees are encouraged to utilize and employ their operational and leadership skills; many of our senior project managers and business analysts are recognized as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their fields. Our employees are mission-driven and bring the skillsets necessary to operate and thrive while working in dynamic, multifaceted environments. We understand how to work with and support multiple stakeholders to aid in the development and implementation of national policies, strategies, and doctrine.
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