The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Director, Data Coordinating and Analysis Center -hybrid

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
HJF Global ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Work Arrangements
Hybrid work environment


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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 Director, Data Coordinating and Analysis Center (DCAC), Global Infectious Diseases to oversee data management and analysis support for the clinical research activities conducted by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), the Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB), and other affiliated programs. A hybrid work arrangement is available for those residing in the DC/MD/VA area.


The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the complete and accurate collection of research data from all clinical research sites. The incumbent also oversees a staff of clinical data management specialists, programmers, and data analysts that are tasked with the creation and implementation of tools to support data capture, routine monitoring of data for completion and accuracy, communication with clinical research sites to coordinate data entry and response to database queries, preparation of data reports, and design and execution of statistical analyses to test research hypotheses. The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating the completion of all responsibilities assigned to DCAC while ensuring that all necessary steps are taken to comply with regulatory requirements and ensure data integrity.



  • Directs and leads all activities of the Global ID Data Coordinating and Analysis Center (DCAC), supervising a team that includes clinical data management specialists, programmers, and data analysts. 
  • Assigns research protocols and delegates related responsibilities to DCAC staff, ensuring that all DCAC staff are aware of their accountabilities, responsibilities, and deliverables. 
  • Develops and maintains an excellent working relationship with Global ID scientific staff, HJF/MRI, DAID/NIH, collaborators, and other organizations. 
  • Maintains a team of professionals with sufficient expertise to execute the DCAC mission through identification of personnel needs, recruitment and retention of highly-qualified staff, and provision of performance evaluation feedback. 
  • Evaluates and acquires tools to optimize data collection and analysis as needed.
  • Monitors the accuracy and completeness of data included in Global ID research databases and develops systems to enhance the integrity of these data.
  • Provides relevant program status reports to the institution, regulatory agencies, funders, and other entities.
  • Designs and implements statistical analyses in consultation with Global ID investigators and collaborators. 
  • Contributes to the preparation of scientific papers for presentation and local and national meetings and for publication in medical and scientific periodicals.
  • Adheres to a policy of strict confidentiality concerning all documents, data, and information maintained within DCAC. 
  • Develops computing infrastructure plans in accordance with long- and short-term program objectives; directs systems evaluations; plans, installs, tests, and coordinates the corresponding systems/software changes.
  • Oversees the development and management of a relational database (big data warehouse) to harmonize data and specimen tracking across multiple studies.
  • Forecasts budgetary needs and monitors expenditures against contract, departmental, and project-specific budgets.

 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Thorough knowledge of data management and biostatistical methods.

  • Proficiency in data analyses using statistical tools such as SAS, Stata, and GraphPad Prism

  • Awareness of data quality issues

  • Experience in the analysis of clinical cohort and clinical trial data

  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to lead and direct staff to meet mission requirements

  • Familiarity with medical science and clinical research

  • Ideally with experience in HIV and other infectious disease research

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to use sound judgment in solving problems

  • Ability to learn new systems necessary for job completion

  • Ability to make effective presentations and publish scientific research

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

 Supervisory Responsibilities 


  • Direct SupervisorResponsible for oversight and management of DCAC, including supervision of data management specialists, programmers, and analysts. 



Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in a office setting.

 Education and Experience

  • Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field
  • More than 10 years experience required


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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