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These are the current job openings/listings at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS). The Henry M. Jackson Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Behavioral Science Researcher (job ID: 215416)

Location: Bethesda,MD

HJF is seeking a Behavioral Science Researcher to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) within the Department of Psychiatry located at the Uniformed Services University (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CSTS.


Data Analyst/Biostatistician II (Job ID: 215713)

Location: Bethesda,MD

Applicant will assist in data analysis using SAS. Qualifications: Master’s or Doctoral degree (or equivalent) with Biostatistics, Measurement, Applied Statistics emphasis, Behavioral health background preferred. Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in research settings, with at least 1-2 years managing and manipulating large epidemiologic data sets. Knowledge of/interest in military service members and families. Must be a United States Citizen and able to pass a security clearance


Quantitative Psychologist (job ID: 215401)

Location: Bethesda,MD

HJF is seeking a Quantitative Research Psychologist for the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to CSTS.


Research Psychologist (job ID: 215403)

Location: Bethesda,MD

Applicant will assist in scientific research on the effects of disasters, trauma, and stress on individuals and communities. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Psychology (with a research emphasis), 2-5 years' experience in research design and instrumentation, and experience/interest in trauma, disaster, suicidality, and stress-related research. Experience in research design and instrumentation for epidemiologic, clinical, public health or social psychology research, ability to perform behavioral science research including statistical data analysis, design, interpretation of results, preparation of manuscripts and grant applications and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team are required.


Postdoctoral Fellow (job ID 212650)

Postdoctoral Fellow (Laboratory) will initiate and conduct experiments to test candidate therapeutic agents for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using behavioral screening assays. Qualifications include Doctoral degree in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or a related field. Prior experience in high-throughput screening and/or behavioral studies in animal models, especially zebrafish, preferred. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific experiments related to drug development in a zebrafish model. Participates in planning and conducting data analyses from zebrafish experiments. Assists with the preparation of data for presentation at scientific meetings, publication in scientific journals, and grant applications.