Research Psychologist II (Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton)

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Updated: November 16, 2019
Job ID: 215285
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Psychologist II to support the Naval Medical Research Unit - Dayton (NAMRU-D), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. The Research Psychologist is responsible for coordinating system design phases and programmatic support services to NAMRU-D.


  1. Provides research and technical expertise for the Spatial Disorientation/Spatial Awareness research programs at NAMRL by conducting research and development to improve existing SD/SA scientific knowledge, and enhance the health, safety, and operational readiness of military personnel.
  2. Executes the data collection phase of clinical drug trials and analyze subject data post-trial.  The contractor shall complete all FDA required reports for clinical drug trials.
  3. Develops and executes protocols for motion and vestibular effects, acceleration, and human factors and collect and analyze subject data from these protocols.
  4. Writes technical reports containing the findings of all data analyses meeting the standards for publication.
  5. Conceives design, and executes basic and applied research, primarily on;
    • Development of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures to operational stress.
    • Perceptual and physiological effects of exposure to real or apparent acceleration.
    • Motion maladaptation effects.  
  6. Provides scientific and technological guidance on laboratory research programs which address spatial disorientation/awareness, motion and vestibular effects, acceleration, and multisensory integration. The Contractor will ensure that research programs align with the organizational mission and respond to fleet-relevant needs.
  7. Performs statistical analysis and develop and review technical reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference presentations, and other research documents. Present scientific briefings and presentations.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have experience presenting and writing peer-reviewed scientific articles. Knowledge of preparation and presentation of scientific articles including formatting, writing, and graphic presentations. Experience using electronic/computer media for presentations and/or briefs. Ability to utilize microcomputers, Internet, online literature searches, and web software and procedures. Ability to produce ready-to publish articles with review for scientific content only; must have knowledge of quantitative analysis techniques including evaluative research methods and sampling statistics, and statistical modeling; must have experience using one or more computer software packages that create spreadsheets, work with databases (including database design and management), and perform high-level statistical routines; must have excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly convey scientific information and data to peers and flag level officers; must have experience serving as a project team leader. Ability to assume responsibility for and have knowledge of all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, budget formulation execution, and analysis, interpretation, and reporting of findings.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. Degree in cognitive, industrial/organizational, and/or testing and measurement areas of psychology or related fields.

Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years of experience in conducting original research which includes design and implementation of protocols with human subjects, database design, data analysis, and report production.

Physical Capabilities: Walking, standing, and sitting; Adjust medical equipment and assist in transporting patients.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervise and assist junior physicians and other medical staff.

Work Environment: Works in a well-lighted and heated office, may be required from time-to-time to work in open Emergency Room setting.

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.

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.