Research Assistant II - (Temporary - Multiple Positions) - Medical and Clinical Psychology - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Rockville, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a part time Research Assistant II to support the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MPS) located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to MPS. This is a remote, temporary project based position expected to last approximately 3 months at 20 hours a week, with possibility of extension if warranted by project goals.

The Suicide Care, Prevention, and Research Initiative (Suicide CPR Initiative) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland is accepting applications for a part-time Research Assistant telework position. The Research Assistant will primarily review and code records belonging to military suicide decedents. The Research Assistant will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team; examine topics pertaining to military mental health and suicide prevention; and solve problems of standard complexity in carrying out research projects.

  1. Maintains compliance with established standard operating procedures as a coder for military suicide death reviews, and contributes to the preparation of executive summaries, presentation slides, and timelines. (50%)
  2. Applies quality control measures as outlined/required by the protocol. Provides basic data analysis and coding. (10%)
  3. Performs research projects, including collection and organization of data, and maintaining databases. Makes detailed observations regarding military suicide decedent records. (10%)
  4. Assists in the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations. (10%)
  5. Supports the planning and implementation of multiple suicide prevention research studies while maintaining compliance with established standard operating procedures under supervision; participates in regular meetings with other lab staff, graduate students, and collaborators. (10%)
  6. Conducts literature reviews and assists with the preparation and formatting of scientific writing for submission to scientific journals, professional conferences, and funding agencies; assists with grant proposal and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol preparation. (10%)
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Prior military service and/or experience working within military settings highly preferred. Master's degree is preferred, but highly qualified bachelor's-level candidates will be considered. Additional desired qualifications include attention to detail, strong organizational and multitasking 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.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 3-5 years of work experience is required.

Work Environment: This position is currently remote.

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.

Rockville, 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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