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Research Associate II- Federal Contract

Company: Valor Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Position Summary:Research Associate II - Military Psychiatry Branch to provide technical and professional services in support of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense (DOD) and US Army requirements and delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. Our team is seeking technical expertise to provide support to WRAIR s Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research (CMPN) CMPN is a translational and expeditionary effort to identify and eliminate brain health threats to Soldiers. CMPN investigates and manipulates the relationship between sleep and performance, performs behavioral health assessments to inform unit Commanders on Soldier behavioral health needs, and develops and implements resilience trainings. On a parallel track are efforts to identify and treat traumatic brain injury as well as understand the impact of repeated blast exposure.Specifically, our team is seeking a Research Associate II to conduct driven basic and applied research to promote the psychological resilience, neurological functioning, and operational readiness of service members in support of the Military Psychiatry Branch within CMPN.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:--- Develop and evaluate mental health interventions designed to increase Service Member resiliency and performance (e.g., Battlemind).--- Collect data, develop/maintain databases, analyze and interpret a broad array of mental health indicators to include survey data, objective performance data, neurophysiologic performance data, sleep data and injury-related data for the purpose of developing policies and procedures to enhance and maintain resilience, performance, and mental health.--- Perform scientific design and execution of evaluation studies.--- Perform a variety of training development and program evaluation functions in support of the MHR program. The training development data and tools, and program evaluation functions shall be in support of behavioral health training tools to aid providers, medics, leaders, and Soldiers.--- Assist in the development of training modules including conducting literature reviews, acquiring media materials, preparing PowerPoint modules, and writing lesson plans.--- Develop evaluation tools as well as on-site evaluation of trainers.--- Write protocols to the final steps of report generation and manuscript publication.--- Assist with the design of research studies and provide scientific input into the research process.--- Responsible for the execution of research studies and for all aspects of data collection, thus providing support in data management and data analyses.--- Design surveys, coordinate data collections, collect survey and interview data, process data, archive data by entering all data into appropriate databases, and prepare codebooks.--- Assist in preparing command briefings, technical reports, and manuscripts for publication in professional journals.--- Perform other duties as assigned.About the Role:This job is CONTINGENT upon contract award, client approval, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust / High Risk clearance.Requirements:Qualifications: Requires a Masters degree in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Psychology or other related scientific field A minimum of 2 year of experience in related scientific field Experience in a Military setting is a plus. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity. Ability to handle research animals, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and work in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 1 laboratory. Ability to utilize office automation equipment, including computers, photocopiers, telephones, and telefax machines. Demonstrates ability to prioritize, organize, problem-solve and coordinate daily activities to support effective improvement in individual patients. Demonstrates knowledge, skill and ability to use basic office automation and information management equipment and programs (i.e. word processing, database management, email, etc.). Communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner with research staff and study participants. Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements. Clearance Requirement: Public Trust / High RiskAs this position is categorized as Public Trust / High Risk position, candidates will be subject to appropriate Background Investigation.Job Location: Silver Spring, MDAs this position will be located at a federal government site, candidate must be residing in the greater Silver Spring, MD area. Remote work for this position is not available.Travel:International and Domestic travel may be required. travel may be required. (up to 20% travel).Relocation Eligibility:No, this position is not eligible for relocation benefits.Benefits:Valor offers competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision. Basic life and supplemental life, short and long-term disability, 401k with an employer match, robust holiday schedule and more.Valor Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Valor Healthcare, Inc., Silver Spring , Research Associate II- Federal Contract, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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