Deputy Program Manager- Biomedical Research

Portsmouth, Virginia
Dec 07, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

The Deputy Program Manager (DPM) organizationally provides contractor support to the Department Head of the Clinical Investigation Department (CID), Directorate for Professional Education (DPE), Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) and shall serve as a technical resource and provide support and guidance to the research support staff in the Combat Trauma Group (CTRG) at NMCP. The DPM is responsible for providing continuity and sustainability in combat casualty care research conducted by NMCP residents and staff within the Combat Trauma Research Group (CTRG).


  • Guide the Combat Trauma Research Group.
  • Meet with researchers and the Protocol Developer to help formulate the conceptual framework and specific goals of studies.
  • Conduct training seminars within departments for staff and trainees for combat casualty care research.
  • Assist the Protocol Developer in protocol design and submission, as necessary
  • Provide technical direction, as needed, to the Research Coordinators and investigators with the conduct of research activities.
  • Liaise with the Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regarding policy.
  • Assist in formulating and developing a strategic plan for the promotion and development of combat casualty care research.
  • Works with CTRG leadership, CID Head and DPE Director to develop, implement and monitor combat casualty care research plans, programs and projects to meet overall strategic objectives.
  • The position will seek to develop partnerships with intramural and extramural collaborators.
  • Will seek out new funding sources or additional funds from current sources to support the program.
  • Help identify scientific opportunities and competitive threats to command research.
  • Establish status meetings with CTRG Director at a minimum of once per month.
  • Facilitate links with professional and regulatory bodies and commercial organizations.
  • Participate in and coordinate the activities of NMCP in external consortia and expert groups in support of the Command’s aims.
  • Promote the Command and its research goals within the scientific and regulatory community.
  • Promote collaboration and knowledge sharing at every opportunity.
  • By scheduling regular meetings and providing feedback regarding research studies, ensures effective internal communication both within the CTRG, CID, and across the Command.
  • Work with the CTRG Director, Protocol Developer, and Research Coordinators to ensure timely submission of new combat casualty care research protocol applications.
  • Execute necessary processes as required to ensure timely project completion.  
  • Provide protocol oversight in the animal lab, simulation center, and/or human subjects research for resident physician’s and junior staff (<3 years research experience) who request collaboration in the early phases of combat trauma research projects.
  • Attend regional, state, or national conferences to meet with researchers and make presentations as required.
  • Provide other administrative duties that are within the scope of work.