Research Assistant, Temporary (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

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Updated: April 28, 2018
Job ID: 213826
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant Intern to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) located in Bethesda (Rockledge), MD. This is a temporary position for the summer months.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CSTS.

The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human-made disasters, and public health threats.  CSTS is a part of our nation’s federal medical school, the Uniformed Services University (USU), and its Department of Psychiatry, as well as a partnering center of the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.  These affiliations represent the Center’s history, mission and future directions as a major contributor to our country’s understanding of the impact of trauma and the advancement of trauma-informed care.

The incumbent will be responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects.  Will provide laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff.


  1. Performs research projects, including collection and organization of data.
  2. Independently identifies and collects reports, professional papers, data, and other relevant information in an organized and proactive capacity.
  3. Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  4. Maintains clear and accurate project records, inventories and logbooks.
  5. Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
  6. Maintains supplies in the Center.
  7. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of basic computer programs; ability to follow detailed instructions; good written and verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Coursework towards Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science discipline.

Minimum Experience:  0-2 years experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting.

Work Environment:  Office environment.

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 Chief Human Resources Officer.