Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Research Associate to support the Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) Department located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to senior technical and professional staff. The Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research Initiative (Suicide CPR Initiative) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology in Bethesda, Maryland is accepting applications for a full-time Research Associate position. The Research Associate will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team of investigators, clinicians, and graduate students, to examine topics pertaining to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention as well as military mental health.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in addition to a military background and/or experience are highly preferred. Additional desired qualifications include attention to detail, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, critical thinking skills, prior experience in a research environment, superb writing and editing skills, and interest as well as experience in suicide prevention research.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: A Master’s degree in Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, or related field is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of research design and methodology; exposure to both quantitative and qualitative research methodology desirable; some experience in clinical or translational research. Prior military service experience is highly desirable.
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of research assistant experience or experience in military settings
Travel: Will require some travel as needed for study implementations and data collection
Work Environment: Suicide CPR Initiative, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
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.