1+ months

Medical Officer

Rockville, MD 20850


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a Medical Officer to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a part-time, temporary position with MSC and it is on-site in Rockville, Maryland.


  • Provide medical expertise in the management of COVID-19 disease.
  • Provide independent review of potential COVID-19 cases in vaccine recipients.
  • Assist in the development a standardized assessment to categorize patients positive for COVID illness. The standardized assessment will be developed with input from the Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMB), the Institute, Operation Warp Speed, and/or study sponsors.
  • Participate in discussions with the site-investigators and other federal and non-federal stakeholders.
  • Communicate with site investigators to get complete data, when necessary.
  • Respond to questions from the DSMB.
  • Obtain and compile information, as necessary, for submission of regulatory documents to the U.S. or non-domestic regulatory authorities.
  • Participate in the review, planning and implementation of clinical trials for the treatment and/or prevention of COVID-19. This includes evaluating the hypothesis, objectives, study design, feasibility, and regulatory requirements, as well as identifying medical and logistical problems that may impede a study.
  • Advise program management of merits and deficiencies in proposed clinical studies.
  • Provide subject matter expertise during protocol development leading to review at the Division level and ensures that the concerns raised during the review are addressed by the Protocol Development Team in a timely manner.
  • Provide medical expertise in protocol follow-up stages for subject safety and protection, reliability of study endpoint data and makes appropriate recommendations to DAIDS leadership to ensure trials are conducted according to protocol.
  • Preview serious adverse event (SAE) reports, provides expert medical advice for potential impact of SAEs in ongoing research and participates in the preparation of reports submitted to the FDA.


  • M.D. with experience in managing COVID-19 patients (there is no set number of COVID patients that will define experience, but it should be >50) with understanding of disease presentation from outpatient through ICU setting.
  • Licensed in a state, territory or commonwealth of the United States or District of Columbia, with board certification
  • Must understand clinical trials and the role of the DSMB.
  • Can not have received funding or other have other conflicts of interest with any COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer or trial sponsor (including contracted organizations to the sponsor, i.e. CROs.)
  • Is not participating in any COVID vaccine trial, or network (including NIAIDs COVID Prevention Network) that is discussing participating in any COVID-vaccine trials.


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-09-22 Expires: 2020-11-21

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