Research Assistant II

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Updated: March 20, 2018
Job ID: 213521
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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The Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research (CPR) Initiative at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology in Bethesda, Maryland is accepting applications for a Research Assistant II. The candidate to be hired will perform telephone-based follow-up behavioral health assessments with research participants recruited into a psychotherapy trial for the prevention of suicide. The assessment packet consists of self-report measures (e.g., the Beck Depression Inventory) and clinician-administered measures (e.g., Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, Scale for Suicide Ideation). Each phone session may take up to 90 minutes and assessors are blinded to the randomization condition. Imminent suicide risk assessments may be necessary in certain circumstances and therefore, the applicant must have a strong foundation in crisis management and safety planning.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Applicants must have a doctorate in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Social Work, or related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in administering psychological assessments within a research context as well as the ability to work with highly vulnerable, at-risk military populations are highly desired.

Minimum Experience: 1-2 years of psychological testing experience

Travel: None required

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensure preferred. Supervision for those without licensure may be provided.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises junior staff

Work Environment: Suicide CPR Initiative, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Preferred Work Schedule:     Monday through Thursday 2pm – 7pm (20 Hours per Week) OR

Monday through Wednesday 2pm – 7pm and 5 Hours on Saturdays or Sundays (20 Hours per Week)

Application review will begin immediately. Please send the following via email to Dr. Marjan Holloway, Director, Suicide CPR Initiative, (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) name, position, and contact information for three academic/professional references. Please use the subject heading, “Research Behavioral Health Assessor, USUHS”

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.