Behavioral Science Researcher I or II - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Behavioral Science Researcher I or II 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. US citizenship is required.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) is one of the nation's oldest and most highly regarded, academic-based organizations dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership and methodologies. The Center's work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and humanmade disasters, and public health threats as well as risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviors. CSTS is a part of our nation's federal medical school, Uniformed Services University (USU), and its Department of Psychiatry. These affiliations represent the Center's history, mission and future directions as a major contributor to our country's understanding of the impact of trauma and the advancement of trauma-informed care. Learn more about the 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.

NOTE: As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Responsibilities:
  1. Designing, developing, executing and implementing scientific research and/or development related to disasters, trauma, and/or suicidality and their public health implications.
  2. Development of study methodology.
  3. Performs basic behavioral science research and data analysis.
  4. Interpretation and application of data analyses.
  5. Preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.
  6. Training of research assistants.
  7. All other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Familiarity with military medical system desirable. Publications preferred but not required.

Minimum Education: MD or Doctoral degree in Public Health, Social Work or related fields.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:
  1. Level I - 2-5 years of relevant work experience is required.
  2. Level II - 5-8 years of relevant work experience is required.

Physical Capabilities: Walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods.

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

Work Environment: Set in an office work environment.

Work Arrangement: Telework during COVID, 100% on-site afterwards.

Background/Security: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain a Public Trust background and a Common Access Card (CAC).

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.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Bethesda, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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