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Updated: February 13, 2018
Job ID: 213259
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Diego, CA, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Psychologist to support the Deployment Health Research Department (DHRD), located at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, California. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DHRD.

The incumbent will provide expert guidance on the epidemiologic design and statistical approach for a variety of large human epidemiology research studies conducted by the Department, including the Millennium Cohort study. Duties will include planning epidemiologic studies and designing the study methodology; performing statistical analyses for diverse research projects with complex study designs; working with team members to derive an in-depth understanding of the data findings; drafting proposals and assisting in writing peer-reviewed publications; exercising appropriate judgment in the resolution of analytical problems while working in a team environment.


  1. Provides epidemiologic support for study design, implementation, and analyses of deployment health research projects.
  2. Develops protocols and proposals for study methodology and data analyses. Additionally, writes the interpretation of data findings in the context of ongoing research objectives.
  3. Performs and helps interpret statistical analyses using SAS including logistic regression, general linear models with repeated measures, survival analyses, and other statistical techniques for longitudinal and missing data.
  4. Manages numerous research projects simultaneously. Works as a member of a team to conduct scientific research projects.
  5. Merges numerous, large data files to compile comprehensive datasets for studies according to study methodology.
  6. G. Writes reports and assists in writing of scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed professional journals.
  7. Delivers presentations to the Department and at various national and international scientific and military conferences.
  1. Provides knowledge and insight for new study ideas and long-term goals and objectives.
  2. Reviews and remains current with technical and scientific literature in epidemiology and study outcomes of interest.
  3. Reviews and assesses the work of other professionals in own field.
  4. Assists with epidemiological direction for the Department.
  5. Assists with problem solving that supports and improves the effectiveness and positive climate of the Department.
  6. Engages in constructive actions that support the Department goals by demonstrating collaborative cooperation with all levels of Departmental stair, personnel, leadership, supervisors and colleagues.
  7. Contributes to the team effort by accomplishing related duties as needed.

Required Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities: Advanced knowledge of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, with excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of disease etiologies and preventive strategies. Advanced knowledge in survey methodology and statistics used to collect and interpret data. Knowledge and proficiency in SAS programming. Skilled in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, email, Power Point, and database software. Skilled in multi-tasking, writing memorandums, correspondence, abstracts, articles, and proposals. Ability to create and deliver presentations to both internal and external audiences. Ability to be a self-starter and work independently. Ability to plan and prioritize work. Team player who can work in a large group including both internal and external investigators. Ability to demonstrate professionalism that promotes relationships of trust and respect while working with all levels of subordinates, supervisors and colleagues.

Desired Knowledge. Skills and Abilities: Experience performing statistical analysis using data from a longitudinal cohort study and demonstrated subject-matter expertise in the areas of disease epidemiology or health outcomes.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Successful candidate will have a minimum of a Master's degree in epidemiology. PhD preferred, but not required.  Excellent epidemiologic, analytic, writing and communication skills are

Minimum Experience: 4-6 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience AND demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing statistical experiments in a team   environment.

Physical Capabilities: Walking, standing, must be able to read reports, must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, must be able to write, type, and use computer and phone systems.

Clearance: If a security clearance is not active upon hire, the candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance for this position, Candidates will access DoD databases that have classified information.

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.