Sr. Research Associate (Psychometrist Exp.)

General Dynamics Information Technology - Bethesda, MD

Full-time | Part-time
Job Locations USA-MD-Bethesda
Job ID
2019-63862
Number of Positions
1
Job Function
Science and Engineering
Security Clearance Level
None
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Job Description
GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a Senior Clinical Research Associate to support the Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD.

As a leader in traumatic brain injury research, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, veterans and their beneficiaries with coordinated care throughout 23 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs medical treatment centers. General Dynamics Health Solutions researchers and healthcare professionals treat and track more than 8,500 TBI patients a year to measure the impact of care on long term health and occupational outcomes. Conducting 72 different clinical research studies to include a 15-year congressional directed study our experts educate political leaders, caregivers, clinicians, and the general public to provide and improve evidence-based, best practice TBI care for service members, veterans and their families.

Learn More about DVBIC

The Senior Research Associate will support several multi-site research projects as part of the Congressionally Mandated 15-Year study to examine outcome from traumatic brain injury in a military population and the effect on family members. S/he willadminister and score an objective comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological test battery incorporating pertinent behavioral observations. S/he will conduct comprehensive unstructured and structured diagnostic clinical interviews, and case conference interview data with senior neuropsychology staff. Scores and codes neuropsychological test data and codes interview data.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Conducts comprehensive neuropsychological testing and administers self-report questionnaires, including scoring, coding, and quality checks.
Documents behavioral observations and testing notes for consideration in scoring/coding data.
Conducts comprehensive diagnostic unstructured and structured clinical interviews and participates in case conferencing of interview data and data coding with senior neuropsychology staff.
Documents behavioral observations and testing notes for consideration in scoring/coding data.
Conducts medical record reviews for data collection, case conferencing, and eligibility requirements.
Collects and analyzes data to evaluate eligibility for enrollment.
Offers suggestions for appropriate services for participants as needed. Responds to emergent patient situations.
Collects and processes all study related data, assists with data export, data coding, and performs quality control procedures.
Completes and maintains paperwork and electronic systems related to participant processing.
Maintains research project records in compliance with study and IRB requirements.
Maintains clear and accurate records, inventories and logbooks.
Communicates with participants, staff, management, directors, and outside collaborators
Assists training new staff on study activities and maintaining data collection integrity standards across study procedures and staff.
May oversee and supervise junior research staff on study activities.

Non Primary Responsibilities:
Other duties consistent with the above
Education
Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline required.
Masters Degreein Psychology, Counseling, or related field preferred.
Must have Human Subjects training completed.
Qualifications
2+ years of clinical experience in neuropsychological test administration and unstructured clinical interviewing preferred.
Prior experience assessing traumatic brain injury preferred.
Prior experience within the 15-Year TBI Study or DoD/ VA military systems preferred.
U.S. Citizenship is required and candidatesmust be able to obtain a favoravle NACLC/ T3 security investigation prior to starting position.
Excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.

Knowledge of basic counseling skills is preferred for eliciting cooperation from difficult subjects and ability to adapt to change in evaluating subjects of different disability during complex testing modalities.

Excellent communication skills to impart complex test and interview results to other professionals.

Excellent attention to detail for accurate instrument completion, scoring, and data entry.

Must possess interpersonal skills to work effectively with patients and staff.

Ability to work comfortably with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/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 veteran status, or any other protected class.

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