Senior Health Services Researcher

US-MD-Silver Spring
2 weeks ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Research and Development
Minimum Clearance
Position of Public Trust

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


  • Support the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in translating scientific knowledge into clinical practice settings based on needs and gaps analysis, solution development, and applied dissemination and implementation (D&I) science. 
  • Conduct primary and secondary health services research, evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, evidence evaluation and grading, health care data analysis, and data/evidence synthesis.
  • The candidate works closely with project staff, research and clinical subject matter experts, clinical providers, and education and training staff to develop and execute knowledge translation plans.
  • Leverage standards and methods from DoD and related Federal agencies (VA QUERI, AHRQ, CDC, SAMHSA, and NIH).
  • The candidate must be self-directed and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to develop processes, manage day-to-day workload, monitor milestones and deadlines, and provide timely high quality consultative support.
  • Support analysis and plans that address barriers (e.g., social, behavioral, economic, management) that impede effective D&I, and determine a causal relationship between the intervention and its impact.
  • Facilitate interviews, focus groups, and working groups to analyze challenges and needs to support the development of knowledge translation best practice recommendations and support tools.
  • Prepare and track project plans for project inception to completion; track, analyze, update, and report status on multiple high-level initiatives.
  • Design, format, write, and edit briefs, fact sheets, tables, figures, and technical reports to present findings and customize as needed for client leadership and senior executive leadership within the MHS.

Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s or Doctoral Degree in health services research, public health, psychology, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, nursing, or related interdisciplinary degree, and at least 3 years experience in a consulting environment.
  • Knowledge of scientific review standards and methods (IOM, NIH, AHRQ).
  • Experience in application of scientific research and analysis methods; application and use of scientific standards, theories, measurement, testing and evaluation procedures.
  • Expert knowledge of one or more clinical content areas strongly preferred (e.g., musculoskeletal pain, primary care, behavioral health, child and maternal health)
  • Familiarity with common quantitative and qualitative research methods and related software programs.
  • Strong technical writing skills to clearly, logically, and succinctly communicate project-related information within the MHS, DoD, other federal agencies at the commensurate comprehension and reading level for the audience.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively and independently, and have strong oral and written communication abilities, with strong conceptual and systems-thinking abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid working knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office business suite, to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required to prepare reports, briefings, and products; experience with Adobe Professional and with posting and sharing documents in SharePoint.
  • Strong conceptual thinking abilities, oral and written communication skills, problem–solving and presentation skills.
  • Excellent client-facing consultation skills to include briefing and/or advisement to civilian and uniformed government personnel.

Desired Qualifications

  • SAS coding skills and/or experience working with military data systems
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in the Military Health System, VA, AHRQ, CDC, SAMSHA or NIH.
  • Familiarity with the Military Research and Materiel Command (MRMC) research and acquisition processes is desired


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