The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 07-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group (TMG) is a health science company, providing a comprehensive selection of professional and technical services and products designed to enhance the success of companies in a rapidly changing market. TMG also provides extensive support in biomedical research to enhance the prevention, therapies, and cures for both human and animal health. We are a fast-growing company and seek professional individuals to join our diverse and talented team of employees.

The McConnell Group (TMG) ( is actively recruiting for multiple upcoming opportunities supporting the Immunization Healthcare Division (IHD) of Defense Health Agency (DHA). The IHD supports the Department of Defense (DoD) immunization programs protecting military service members and eligible beneficiaries and supports education, training, and clinical and epidemiologic studies of vaccine safety and effectiveness. These openings are contingent upon contract award to TMG, and there are a variety of different opportunities.

Positions are available in National Capital Region, DC; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; JBSA-San Antonio, Texas; and Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. Some of the openings we are currently seeking talent for include:

  1. Statistician II: Completion of a master's or doctoral program in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, or related field; knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology with experience in clinical studies of vaccine safety preferred; advanced knowledge of SAS programming; critical thinking skills; ability to communicate with others.

  1. Research Physician: MD/DO degree required; experience in immunizations, allergy/immunology preferred; expertise in epidemiology preferred; experience in clinical studies required; current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia; proven ability to perform in-depth analysis and interpretation of clinical data. Experience providing clinical care and management of adverse events and/or side effects following immunizations.

  1. Clinical Research Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner: Valid RN license and Nurse Practitioner certification required if Nurse Practitioner. Master of Science in Nursing preferred. If Physician Assistant, certification required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently. Collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, and ability to make decisions in a timely manner. Good problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multitask to meet goals/deadlines. Working knowledge of research protocols and research regulations relating to the protection of human subjects and clinical data.

  1. Clinical Research Coordinator: Bachelor's degree in a related area. MS or MPH preferred. 2 or more years of experience as CRC, preferably in DoD/military environment. Strong knowledge of research regulations, especially relating to the protection of human subjects and clinical data. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently. Collegiality in a team environment. Excellent judgment. Good problem-solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multitask to meet goals/deadlines. Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent computer skills required. Experience writing and submitting protocols, modifications, continuing review reports, and other necessary reports to IRB.

  1. Clinical Research Manager/Site Manager: Bachelor's degree in a related area. Advanced degree preferred. 5-7 years of experience with BA/BS or equivalent years of relevant experience in a research environment, preferably in DoD, other government agencies, or academia. Ability to analyze complex problems involving long and short-range planning, including obtaining sources for data and information, recruitment of subjects, and performing study activities. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to take initiative and demonstrate a strong commitment to duties. Organizational skills to establish effective workload priorities to facilitate multiple programmatic functions such as clinical, research, and administrative. Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one to another with frequent interruptions. Adaptable to quickly changing priorities and situations. Performs effectively as a motivator of other employees. Working knowledge of clinical protocol design, content, and categories for inclusion in final document. Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement plans for evaluation and activation of complex research protocols at new sites. Serves as point-of-contact for clinical study management and supervising, administering, and achieving operational goals and objectives. Supervises day-to-day management of team of CRC and other study professionals, overseeing and coordinating a portfolio of clinical studies at one primary site. Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent computer skills required. Works closely with Contract Program Manager, Government Team Lead for Clinical Investigations, Site Principal Investigator(s), and Chief of Vaccine Safety and Evaluation to execute section priorities.

  1. Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator: Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred; LPN or RN (preferred), certified in basic cardiac life support; clinical studies experience required; phlebotomy skills required; excellent interpersonal skills required; collegiality in a team environment; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently. Previous experience working in military/DoD environment, preferably within immunizations. Demonstrated experience in regulatory and IRB submission functions, such as reporting adverse events, and continuing review report submissions. Experience with recruiting and enrolling clinical study subjects. Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Possesses interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with subjects and other staff members. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to think critically. Ability to take direction and establish priorities for the accomplishment of work assigned.

  1. Informatics Manager: Has experience in clinical informatics, data analysis, and systems management. The Clinical Informatics Research Manager supports key clinical processes and data analysis/management, as well as the development of clinical intelligence projects, and data sourcing. The candidate is experienced in interpreting and communicating clinical research processes and outcomes. Must demonstrate critical informatics-based analysis skills and an understanding of clinical data and processes. Must demonstrate knowledge with Specimen Tracker, SharePoint, InfoPath Forms, VAECS, and CDC VAERS Database; experience with data analysis and customization of reports, based on the relationships between above-stated systems.

  1. Information Technology Project Manager III: Provide business, technical, and personnel management for individual projects, such as Internet engineering studies, computer applications, and systems development. Leads team on large projects or significant segments of large complex projects. Analyzes new and complex project-related problems and creates innovative solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools, and solution components. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), and at least 10 years' experience that provides for the required knowledge and skills.

  1. Software Engineer/Architect: Experience in developing standards-compliant software utilizing industry-leading operating systems, languages, protocols, and relational databases: DOS/WINDOWS, Linux, UNIX (e.g., Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX, and AIX), C++, C#, COM, IIS, .NET, Oracle, SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL Server. Designs and builds relational databases; Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database; Works in a data warehouse environment, which includes data design, database architecture, metadata, and repository creation; Translates business needs into long-term architecture solutions; Defines, designs, and builds dimensional databases. Develops extremely complex software applications; interprets system specifications into design modules, then develops those modules into usable application components. These components are then developed into applications, with user-friendly accessibility and full processing capabilities, as required; perform unit and system testing and interface with client users to ensure full compliance with desired results. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the management, design, development, and testing of complex software systems. Obtained a bachelor's or advanced degree, in computer science or related field, from an accredited institution and has at least 12 years' experience in managing the development of large software development projects.

  1. Analyst/Quality Assurance: Interface with client users to determine detailed requirements and specifications. Analyze system requirements and develop design alternatives to satisfy those requirements. Provide technical leadership developing solutions for engineering studies and Internet Applications. Experience in reviewing, developing, and executing test plans and developing test reports documenting the results of unit, system, performance, and functionality tests. Coordinate and execute testing procedures to ensure the software is in compliance with desired results. Obtained a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and at least 10 years' experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.

  1. Program Manager: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred; at least 10 years experience managing complex Government healthcare-related programs. Responsible for program execution through leadership, planning, scheduling, budgeting, and managing deliverables while identifying and mitigating potential challenges. Proven experience as a leader, manager, and problem solver. Functions as core team leader and supports development and execution of clinical study project planning. Oversees general program execution and provides guidance to sites on areas of improvement. Assesses overall progress of studies by site and manages Contract workforce. Anticipates potential issues and provides timely and relevant solutions. Competent in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent computer skills required. Works closely with Contract Clinical Research Manager(s)/Site Manager(s), Government Team Lead for Clinical Investigations, Site Principal Investigator(s), and Chief of Vaccine Safety and Evaluation to execute section priorities.

There are many positions open at all levels to support the U.S. military's vaccine research mission. We encourage incumbents as well as those new to contracting to apply. If you or anyone in your network is interested in learning more about any of the above openings, please apply and one of our representatives will contact you!

Compensation / Benefits: TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages, including health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, PTO, EAP, education assistance, 401(k), and College Savings Plan.

TMG offers comp. pay and benefits pkg. including health insurance; paid holidays, PTO; EAP; Education Assistance, 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

The McConnell Group is an equal opportunity employer EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet

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