Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.
Job Description/Basic Function:
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides comprehensive, dedicated clinical research and physician support to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Office of the Clinical Director, Medical Oncology Services (MOS).
The Physician II: 1) oversees medical evaluation, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical care to protocol patients enrolling in protocols, 2) supervises outpatient clinical assessments of patients in natural history studies, 3) supervises hospital admissions, care, and discharge, including providing primary attending care of patients, supervision of ward team, all charting requirements, ordering required medications and completing study admissions and discharge arrangements, 4) provides essential liaison support and communication between inpatient services and the outpatient OP8 clinic, 5) provides direction to nursing and clinic staff regarding implementation of new and existing protocols, 6) assists in the expansion of natural history protocol 08-I-0221 to include additional patients (10-20) and handle evaluation and therapy to include consultation for neoplastic diseases, 7) provides patient and sample management for a new protocol working its way to scientific review that will involve coordinated PET/CT, interventional radiology, and neurology to obtain samples from lymphoid material and cerebrospinal fluid, 8) works with clinical staff to obtain up-to-date patient sample information and resolve discrepancies in specimen manifests and samples received, 9) prepares and presents technical reports, abstracts, manuscripts, and other scientific presentations, 10) coordinates with clinical staff in patient care and regulatory staff in human subjects protection oversight, 11) attends relevant conferences, rounds and procedures, and 12) provides administrative support for clinical protocols in preparing continuing reviews, Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) reviews, and monitoring visits as needed for studies.
This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Current professional license in Medicine in a state, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Will be required to obtain State of Maryland medical license once offer is accepted. Completion of medical residency and/or fellowship in applicable specialty area as designated by the Program requirements
Board certified in applicable specialty area or equivalent clinical experience
Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
Two (2) years relevant experience as designated by the Program requirements
Extensive medical expertise to support inpatient and outpatient follow-up for new studies