Behavioral Science Researcher (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

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Updated: October 22, 2019
Job ID: 213455
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Behavioral Science Researcher to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) within the Department of Psychiatry located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda (Rockledge), Maryland.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CSTS.

The Department has active research programs in the Basic and Clinical Sciences and Neurosciences.  In addition to intramural research projects, the Department maintains active research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Air Force.  The department has ongoing collaborations with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, is sponsor of CSTS, and provides psychiatry residency training through its affiliations with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and Malcolm Grow Air Force Medical Center and the National Capital Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium.


  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing and implementing scientific research and/or development related to disasters, trauma, and/or suicidality and their public health implications.
  2.  Assists in development of study methodology.
  3. Performs basic behavioral science research and data analysis.
  4. Interpretation and application of data analyses.
  5. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.
  6. Assists with the training of research assistants.
  7. All other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Familiarity with military medical system strongly preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ph.D., DrPH, M.D., or D.O.

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years related experience in research design and implementation using large data sets.

Physical Capabilities:  Walking, standing, and sitting.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Supervise and assist junior scientists and project staff.

Work Environment:  Works in a well-lighted and heated office.

Background: US Citizenship required; ability to obtain Common Access Card (CAC).

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (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 Vice President of Human Resources.