Clinical R&D Senior Scientist

Management Consulting | Core Business Operations

Rosslyn, Virginia, United States

Position Summary

Are you looking to make an immediate impact where you can help our clients solve their business challenges?  Deloitte’s Core Business Operations (CBO) portfolio operates at the center of our client’s business. By joining our team, you could help C-suite and program leaders transform their organization and accelerate mission execution through emerging and disruptive technologies, innovative business models, retooled program operations and industry-driven solutions.


Work you’ll do 

  • Work as an advisor on business strategies in Military Health System (MHS) research and development (R&D). 
  • Drive growth and new sales channels through relationship management and business development.
  • Provide advisory services across R&D support Services, as well as Translational Support Services Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams that include researchers, laboratory and product managers, program analysts, and logisticians to support activities to guide clients and Deloitte business development activities.


The team 

Deloitte’s Government and Public Services (GPS) practice – our people, ideas, technology and outcomes—is designed for impact. Serving federal, state, & local government clients as well as public higher education institutions, our team of over 15,000+ professionals brings fresh perspective to help clients anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill their mission promise.   


Our Operations Transformation offering transforms our clients’ core business operations. We advise, design, implement, and deploy solutions that are focused on “heart of the business” issues across client organizations. Using deep sector knowledge and program management skills, we work alongside our clients to implement industry leading practices and manage their most important projects.




  • 15+ years of experience working within – and substantial relationships in – the DoD medical research and development (R&D) enterprises, including research organizations, such as DHA R&E,  USAMRDC, USAMMDA, USAMRIID, NMRC, Centers of Excellence and research support services
  • Experience working with the application of related research and development (R&D) solutions including at MTFs or deployed settings, institutional review boards (IRBs), offices of quality management, and offices of research and technology applications
  • Experience planning and managing a research portfolio either within or outside the DOD
  • Master's degree required 
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the required clearance for this role  
  • Travel up to 25%



  •  10+ years of experience in business development in the research and development (R&D) space with familiarity with research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) funding
  • 10+ years of experience with implementation of science in an applied DoD or VA health setting aimed at successful implementation of clinical research
  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition in a program functional area, including scheduling, budgeting, policy, data gathering, analysis, and government contracts
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills specifically with key leaders in Military Health research and development (R&D) organizations and agencies
  • Understands funding streams (e.g. Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs) for R&D in the Federal space (MHS experience/understanding preferred)
  • Experience working with Academic Medical Center Research programs
  • Secret clearance
  • Doctorate degree
  • Certifications in PMP, Six Sigma, Acquisition, Certified IRB Professional, or Clinical Research Coordinator

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Requisition code: 103240


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