Research Associate (Psychology)

Updated: November 27, 2019
Job ID: 215143
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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.

Responsibilities:   

  1. Provides research support for a number of projects pertaining to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention as well as military mental health
  2. Assists with the conduct of literature reviews and preparation of written summaries
  3. Contributes to the content and formatting of presentation slides and posters for scientific dissemination
  4. Assists with the preparation of scientific reports, scholarly manuscripts, and Institutional Review Board protocols
  5. Participates in regular meetings to discuss progress on assigned tasks
  6. Performs data collection, data entry, and clean up
  7. Co-directs the volunteer program at the Suicide CPR Initiative, in this capacity, provides oversight and mentorship for the volunteers
  8. Serves within a team of 2-3 Teaching Assistants for the Medical Psychology lectures to be offered to medical students; in this capacity, organizes lectures, provides administrative support, sends reminder emails, and attends lectures to provide on-site support for the faculty
  9. Functions as a coder for military suicide death reviews and contributes to the preparation of written executive summaries, presentation slides, and timelines
  10. Provides presentations on various topics, as assigned for multiple projects
  11. Travels to sites as necessitated by each project and represents the research team
  12. Performs other program-related duties, as assigned. Please note that the omission of specific duties here does not preclude the Director from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

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.

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