Battelle Memorial Institute Clinical Research Physician in Baltimore, Maryland

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Primary Function

Battelle’s Behavioral Health Research Group is currently seeking a full time Clinical Research Physician. This position is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This role will have an emphasis on substance abuse/health research.

Major Responsibilities

We are seeking a highly qualified individual with existing or emerging leadership in clinical research with medical training and expertise. The selected candidate must have demonstrated experience in the medical oversight of clinical research studies and have past experience contributing to the successful implementation of studies supported by NIH grants and contracts. This individual is a significant contributor to the planning and conduct of research and development (R&D) programs to ensure the medical health and wellbeing of research participants. The selected candidate will be a contributor to an existing grant and contract research portfolio working among and with a staff of PhD, MS, RN and BS level scientists who are conducting on-going research currently directed at understanding the behaviors associated with tobacco and marijuana use and the consequent exposure to smoke-delivered toxins.

The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the growth and development of an expanding research program (both the tobacco and marijuana research and associated areas of interest), through their medical expertise. The candidate will also consult with management and other scientists on long-range planning pertaining to new or projected areas of clinical research growth in the field of substance abuse research.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provides subject matter expertise in medicine for all clinical research studies during the design and implementation phases of study protocols

  • Conducts physical, oral and other clinical assessments, with prospective and enrolled participants for research purposes only, as required by study protocols

  • Assists the study RN and study Principal Investigator, as needed, in determining participant eligibility for study enrollment and completion

  • Conduct follow-up calls/exams with research participants as may be specified by study protocols

  • In coordination with the study RN, respond to unanticipated and adverse events, and other medical emergencies as may arise

  • Review and contribute to the development of new or the updating of current clinical laboratory SOPs

  • Accountable for high quality deliverables, satisfied clients, and sound financial management

  • Provides responsible, competent medical research advice to management

  • Treat as highly confidential, all data and information collected as part of day-to-day research operations

  • Performs other assigned duties

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with clients and internal colleagues. Works effectively and collaboratively with researchers and support staff at varying levels within the organization

Position Requirements

  • A board certified physician

  • Currently licensed within the State of Maryland

  • At least 0-3 years of medical/health experience in a hospital or clinic setting following completion of a residency program

  • At least 2 years of related research experience in clinical science

  • Experience ensuring high-quality, on-time deliverables in a fast-based environment

  • Demonstrated experience supporting regulatory research preferred

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law.

Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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