Quantitative Psychologist (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

Updated: December 28, 2019
Job ID: 215401
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Quantitative Psychologist to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). This position is located at the CSTS Office in Bethesda, MD. 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, Uniformed Services University (USU), and its Department of Psychiatry. 


  1. Work with the Project PI to achieve the goals of the projects. Provide guidance in appropriate psychometric methods (including multilevel and longitudinal modeling) as well as input into future research design and study methodology. 
  2. Assist in designing, developing, executing and implementing scientific research and/or development related to disasters, trauma, and/or suicidality.
  3. Maintain and manipulate databases; including establishing, testing, and modifying data sets. 
  4. Perform statistical analyses, design surveys, work with different means of survey delivery including web-based. 
  5. Provide relevant statistical and project status reports. 
  6. Perform literature searches and write scientific reports/papers. 

Required Knowledge: Experience working with developmental and/or clinical constructs. Knowledge of statistics and study design; proficiency in SAS or SPSS, including programming and use of statistical procedures; knowledge of databases and other software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access 2003 and 2007; experience in data management, statistical analysis of longitudinal or repeated measurement data; ability to communicate effectively; excellent writing skills; knowledge of qualitative data analytic procedures preferred. Familiarity with military medical system desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology, Biostatistics, Measurement, or related field.

Minimum Experience: Master’s degree with 4-6 years of academic or clinical research-related experience or PhD with 3 to 5 years of academic or clinical research-related experience.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting. 

Work Environment: Office environment.

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.