Postdoctoral Fellow (215229)

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF)
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
September 25 2019
Organization Type

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) in Rockville, Maryland and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DVCIPM.   

The incumbent will be responsible for working on a variety of DVCIPM projects aimed at improving pain management, preventing chronic pain, and reducing opioid utilization within the Military Health System. Projects range from pilot trials to large epidemiological studies. 


  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Contributes to the development of grant applications, research protocols, multi-disciplinary partnerships, and novel project ideas. 
  3. Implement research studies and quality improvement projects. 
  4. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
  5. Assists with the preparation of manuscripts, data for presentations at scientific meetings, and for publication in journals.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Strong analytic skills, including experience conducting analyses in R (preferred) or similar software packages.
  • Strong writing skills, especially as they relate to grant and manuscript preparation.
  • Commitment to working in multidisciplinary teams, developing and maintaining positive relationships with co-workers and collaborators. 
  • Adaptable to a wide variety of job tasks and projects, with the ability to survey literature efficiently and apply empirical findings appropriately.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in behavioral or social sciences, such as epidemiology, health services research, public policy, public health, quantitative psychology, health communication, clinical psychology, health psychology.

Minimum Experience: 2 - 4 years preferred. Manager open to all experience levels. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to research support staff.

Work Environment: Office and/or clinical research environment.

Background: U.S. Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance. Eligibility to obtain 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.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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 protected veteran status.

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

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