Research Psychologist (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

Updated: December 28, 2019
Job ID: 215403
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research 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 Department has active research programs in the Basic and Clinical Sciences and Neurosciences. In addition to intramural research projects, the Department maintains active research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Air Force. The department has ongoing collaborations with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, is sponsor of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, and provides psychiatry residency training through its affiliations with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and Malcolm Grow Air Force Medical Center and the National Capital Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium. 


  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing and implementing scientific research and/or development related to disasters, trauma, and/or suicidality.
  2. Assists in development of study methodology.
  3. Performs basic behavioral science research and data analysis. 
  4. Interpretation and application of data analyses. 
  5. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications. 
  6. Assists with the training of research assistants. 
  7. All other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiarity with military medical system desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Research).

Minimum Experience: 2 to 5 years related experience in research design and implementation.

Physical Capabilities: Walking, standing, and sitting.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Supervise and assist junior scientists and project staff.

Work Environment: Works in a well-lighted and heated office.

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.