Scientific Subject Matter Expert (SME) I - DARPA TASS

Arlington, Virginia

Posted in Science and Research

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We are seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) I to potentially support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Technical and Analytical Support Services (TASS) multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quality (IDIQ). This high-profile position is a great career move for candidates looking for a new challenge or to make a difference in the lives of the people that we support. This position forms an integral part of our organization's proposal response, with candidates being proposed as one of the faces for a new CAMRIS International project. We encourage qualified candidates looking to support a new project to apply below.

CAMRIS International is a dynamic clinical research and international development firm that achieves innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. We combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices. Our core practice areas include: monitoring and evaluation, clinical research; vaccine research, microbiology and infectious disease research, development and production; biodefense; global health security; and HIV/AIDS programs.

Our employees enjoy a diverse, collegial environment where individual contributions matter at all levels. At CAMRIS, you will notably improve the lives of people at home and abroad.

This position is a contingent position that is subject to a federal contract award.


  • Providing technical expertise with ongoing programs to include input at program reviews, site visits, demonstrations, and other events; provide recommendations to mitigate technical risk and potential program impact of failure; provide independent assessments of results of laboratory and other tests conducted by the performers.
  • Providing SME support as needed in scientific reviews to include providing input as to the technical strengths and weaknesses of Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) proposals.
  • Providing technical input as required into the R&D Descriptive Summaries (RDocs), Congressional Staffer Briefings, and other related inquiries from outside agencies.
  • Plan, coordinate, and assist with testing and/or demonstrations to support the objectives of the program. This support will include working with performers, government collaborators, and test ranges to develop test configurations, other requirements, and detailed test plans. This support will also include participation in the development of accomplishment criteria for Contractor Test Readiness Reviews.


  • Bachelor's degree is required in a scientific field with 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Must have a Secret clearance.
  • Experience in technical, managerial or scientific fields and have expert credentials or be recognized as an authority and have the mature judgement required to advise senior government personnel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with basic and applied research and prior experience as a DARPA Program Manager or senior SETA contractor is highly desirable.
  • Experience managing R&D programs from inception to closeout is also highly desirable. Individual will have demonstrated ability to make decisions independently on R&D engineering problems and methods, in resolving important questions, and planning and coordinating work.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of advanced techniques, theories, precepts, and practices in a scientific or technological discipline.

CAMRIS International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.

Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a requirement for this position under an active federal contract. The background check process may include, but is not limited to the following: (1) contacting your professional references; (2) verification of previous employment, education and credentials; (3) a criminal background check; (4) use/abuse of federally-controlled substances; and (5) a department of motor vehicle check. Candidates must be prepared to fully-complete any required background check questionnaire during initial onboarding.

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