Goldbelt, Inc.

Science Officer

Job Locations US-Remote-Remote Hire | US-MD-Fort Detrick
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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. 


The ideal candidate to support CDMRP must be flexible and comfortable managing topics in any biomedical field. The candidate should be adept at processing and managing information and tasks and clearly communicating key elements for internal and external dissemination. Candidates will be expected to manage and support broad portfolios that entail diverse topic areas within biomedical research and health sciences.  


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 
  • Ability to receive, gather, analyze and organize information from multiple sources 
  • Strong experience with Microsoft office applications 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study  
  • Scientific publication record  
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). 
  • US citizenship is required 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • PhD 
  • Experience in grant/scientific writing 
  • Portfolio Management experience 

The salary range for this position is $80,000.00-110,000.00 Annually.


Pay and Benefits

At Goldbelt, we value and reward our team's dedication and hard work. We provide a competitive base salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience. As an employee, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tax-deferred savings options, supplementary benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.


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