Research Psychologist III

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Updated: February 9, 2018
Job ID: 212979
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Psychologist III to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CSTS and USUHS.

The Research Psychologist III Serves as a scientific advisor on the research project entitled Identifying Predictors of Treatment Response in Servicemembers with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-Related Sleep Disturbances: Use of Large Datasets to Improve Treatment Selection over the Military Lifecycle. Has primary responsibility for the execution of this research project and will ensure its scientific integrity.


Scientific Responsibilities: May include but are not limited to (1) obtaining and maintaining IRB approval of the research protocol(s); (2) hiring, training, and supervising study staff; (3) facilitating the ingestion of the component datasets by the Army Analytics Group (AAG); (4) reviewing data before they are shared with AAG; (5) ensuring that AAG procedures and regulations are followed throughout the study; (6) reviewing the relevant scientific literature and drawing upon general knowledge of psychological theory, concepts, and methods in the execution and reporting of this research; (7) helping to prepare papers for publication in critically reviewed scientific journals; (8) presenting the research findings at scientific meetings; and (9) coordinating communication with collaborators, ensuring that it is regular and effective.

Administrative Responsibilities: These duties include (1) personnel matters such as managing the project staff, preparing position descriptions, and conducting performance reviews; (2) budget-related matters such as reviewing budget reports, researching proposed purchases of supplies and equipment, preparing annual budget reports, and ensuring that funds are appropriated and administered correctly; and (3) logistical issues in support of the project.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  (1) Substantial experience in research, including the ability to initiate and develop new protocols; (2) substantial knowledge of appropriate scientific areas; (3) ability to analyze and interpret data; (4) experience preparing (a) manuscripts for publication in professional journals, as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, (b) scientific grant applications, (c) IRB protocols, and (d) papers/posters for presentation at scientific meetings and conferences; and (5) excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ph.D. degree in Psychology

Minimum Experience:  Must have (1) at least ten years of postdoctoral experience in a research environment; (2) served as Principal Investigator on one or more research projects; (3) had primary responsibility for the execution of more than one human research study.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting, lifting office materials

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Provides guidance to research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, program manager/project coordinator, and data analysts.

Work Environment:  Research office with computers and support staff. Field work will include civilian environments and military installations and military treatment facilities.

Other: This position requires the ability to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) clearance.

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, or protected veteran status.

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