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Research Scientist (Psychologist)

Employer
Leidos
Location
Quaker Hill, Connecticut, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Marine
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Description

Job Description:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Psychologist to support research in the areas of optimization of human performance, selection and classification, sensory physiology, or social/behavioral dynamics at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:
  • Write research pre-proposals, research protocols, formal technical reports, and journal publications addressing the above topics.
  • Support execution of approved work units/research projects by determining requirements, obtaining/developing and fabricating laboratory equipment and materials, developing documentation and coordinating approval of related Institutional Review Board documents, and managing resources necessary to meet project goals.
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies, write standards of procedure to perform appropriate methodologies and perform quality assurance checks to ensure that appropriate methodologies are followed consistently on approved studies and research projects.
  • Support NSMRL staff and other professional entities on current and future human and non-human subject research projects.
  • Assist with recruiting and monitoring experimental subjects, and arrange for necessary support staff and equipment to monitor experimental subjects.
  • Assist with performing tests, surveys, investigations, and/or experiments. Obtain raw data and assemble analytic data sets, and gather test/survey/experiment results.
  • Analyze human-subjects and non-human-subjects data. Demonstrate expert working knowledge in behavioral statistical software (e.g., LISREL, SPSS, MATLAB, and R).Support the development and execution of research projects and required documentation including development of Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding or CRADAs to work with collaborators.
  • Demonstrate expert working knowledge in the coding/programming of behavioral research methods tools (e.g., neurobehavioral batteries, eye-tracking, and mouse-tracking).
  • Prepare summaries and publications for non-research technical and general audiences, subject to final Government approval and submission.
  • Report finding, outcomes, and recommendations to the fleet through formal meetings, presentations, briefings, and publications, subject to final active duty or GS approval.
  • Coordinate approval of publication of technical information, subject to final active duty or GS approval.
  • Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.
  • Some offsite travel (~10%) may be required for data collection efforts, presentations, etc.

Basic Qualifications
  • Candidates must have completed a Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in psychology or related biomedical field from an accredited university in the United States or an international university of equivalent standard, ability to extend and apply the knowledge of human physiology to the missions of the command and the Navy, evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports, and membership in scientific societies, knowledge of and experience in writing and editing technical and scientific research information, as well as the ability to speak well and concisely, and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Candidates must display a willingness to be exposed to a broad research and management experience in the human performance domain, including experimental and synthetic biology, cellular biology, metabolism, nutrition, and physical training regimens.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports and membership in scientific societies.
  • Knowledge of and experience writing and editing technical and scientific research information.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak well and concisely and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
  • Knowledge of research examining human performance in a submarine environment is preferred.

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