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Research Physician II - Infectious Disease - Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program

Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Remote, Honolulu, Hawaii or the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Infectious Disease
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent, Research

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a 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.


HJF is seeking a Research Physician II to provide scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the identified program. The Physician is responsible for the treatment of patients during the progression of their disease and their participation in clinical research programs within established institutional policies and procedures, ensuring that all necessary steps are followed for safety and regulatory compliance, and for assuring accuracy of complex clinical documentation on patients’ records, maintaining confidentiality.


This position will be in support of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) and locations include remote options, Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.

The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) is a U.S. Military tri-service research center headquartered within the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU). The Program conducts and coordinates clinical research conducted within military medical treatment facilities under the command and control of the individual medical Services, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and approved non-military collaborators, e.g., Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical treatment facilities, etc., with the consent of these commands, agencies, and partners. Its mission is to perform multicenter, observational, and interventional clinical infectious disease research within the Military Health System (MHS) that informs and improves the care of the Warfighter.


This position will provide support and/or direction for the execution of clinical research protocols, may also be referred as the Site Lead, and be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor.


  • Designs, directs, and participates in clinical research protocols in conjunction with active duty investigators, research physicians, and other scientists; develops a network of collaborating investigators and partners locally and regionally.
  • Directs and participates in the development and submission of clinical research protocols and other documentation to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), local human research protection program, sponsors, monitors, and/or Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Provides evaluation and treatment of medical conditions, as appropriate to medical license and specialty board certification; maintains active clinical credentials including by providing care to non-research patients; provides clinical research education, training, and mentorship to trainees and others.
  • Assists in securing funding (writing, reviewing, and editing proposals, etc.)
  • Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of the clinical research program.
  • Analyzes clinical data. Prepares scientific abstracts and papers for presentation at local and national meetings and for publication in medical and scientific periodicals; also prepares and assists with program status reports to the institution, regulatory agencies, and sponsors of the clinical research programs.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role. A limited amount of travel may be required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of clinical medicine and the procedures and techniques necessary for performing research tasks.
  • Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and ABIM board certified or eligible preferred; Internal Medicine or Preventive Medicine training with experience in infectious diseases may be considered
  • Knowledge of medical science and the development of clinical research programs.
  • Experience (knowledge) in the design of clinical research trials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to make effective presentations and publish.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Assigned Lead: May recommend the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, and starting salaries; provide input on employee performance evaluations.


Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office, clinic, or hospital setting.

Education and Experience

  • Medical degree required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience required.
  • Fellowship training in Infectious Diseases; ABIM board certified or eligible preferred. Internal Medicine or Preventive Medicine training with experience in infectious diseases may be considered.

Licenses and Certifications 

  • Licensure to practice medicine within the continental United States; Board certified or board eligible for certification in the specialty associated with the clinical research program.

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.


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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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