Research Assistant P/T

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Updated: May 23, 2017
Job ID: 212667
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Come Work at HJF!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant (Part Time) needed to support the The Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USUHS. Research Assistants will be expected to provide support on a number of military suicide prevention studies. 


  1. Job responsibilities will include participant recruitment, screening, and consenting at several inpatient military and VA psychiatric settings, delivery of follow-up research case management services, data entry, preparation of Institutional Review Board documents, literature reviews, and other research support as needed.  
  2. Research Assistants receive training and supervision in a number of psychological health topics including randomized controlled trials methodology, suicide prevention, and military mental health.  
  3. They are also given the option to work on an independent project, in accordance with the objectives of current studies, while under the supervision of multiple doctoral level researchers and the Lab Director, Dr. Holloway.  
  4. This is a unique opportunity that will provide outstanding research work experience in preparation for graduate and/or medical training.
  5. Given the needs of the studies, we require flexibility in terms of providing afternoon, evening, and/or weekend coverage.  
  6. Travel between the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and the Washington DC VA Medical Center will be required; therefore, applicants must have personal transportation to travel to these sites.
  7. Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.
  8. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, and/or related field. Additional desired qualifications include attention to detail, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, critical thinking skills, prior experience in a research environment, interest in suicide prevention research, and a strong commitment to the care of military and VA patients with mental health conditions.

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years’ experience

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals

Work Environment:  Laboratory environment

Application review will begin immediately. Please send the following via email to Dr. Marjan Holloway, Director, Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-Related Ideation and (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) name, position, and contact information for two academic/professional references.  A writing sample may also be submitted. Information for the work currently performed in the lab is provided at

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.