April 22, 2015

Research Associate Job Opportunity

The Research Transition Office in the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is recruiting a research associate to begin in mid-June. Details are listed below and in the attached document. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the branch chief, LCDR Robin Toblin at robin.l.toblin.mil@mail.mil.

POSITION TITLE: Research Associate
EMPLOYER: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD
WEBSITE: http://wrair-www.army.mil/

The research associate performs a variety of functions in support of implementation science efforts on the topic of resilience and behavioral health promotion.

Organization Description:
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is a world-renowned military medical research organization. Within that, the Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience has five research branches including the Research Transition Office (RTO). The RTO is an implementation science group focused primarily on developing, translating, and evaluating resilience programs for the Army and is expanding into a larger portfolio of well-being and readiness.

1. Develops and maintains research protocol files throughout the life of protocols.
2. Edits research protocol and submission files in coordination with principal investigators.
3. Coordinates surveys from developing and testing survey instrument templates (e.g., using Remark software, online survey design) to cleaning and preparing data files for researchers 4. Develops training materials by utilizing PowerPoint, multimedia files 5. Develops standard operating procedures for office tasks 6. Coordinates field study logistics and on the ground activities for field data collections.
7. Travels to conduct field data collections or to attend scientific meetings.
8. Prepares reports of findings for national/international meetings and military leaders.
9. Assists in the preparation of manuscripts for peer reviewed resilience research journals.
10. Conducts analyses (including linear and logistic regression) and interpretation of research data from resilience research studies.
11. Completes initial and ongoing training as required at the institutional and command levels.

1. Master's Degree in public health, psychology, or related behavioral science field received in the last five years 2. Willing to travel up to 20% of the time 3. Two years in a research setting (school practica included) 4. Experience working with uniformed military personnel preferred 5. Experience with mental health/behavioral health research preferred 6. Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment; juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands; work independently following a brief period of specific technical training; work within a chain of command; seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Start Date:
In the range of June 8-15, 2015.

Compensation: $4600/month through the ORISE fellowship program

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