Research Associate (208044)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Rockville, MD

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HJF is seeking a Research Associate to support the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH), located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NCDMPH.

The incumbent is responsible for supporting/conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments in collaboration with others. The incumbent provides programmatic and administrative support to senior technical and professional staff.


1. Under the supervision of the head of the project, plans, conducts, and completes investigations, to include such activities as data collection and organization, literature reviews, and structured interviews. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
a. Ensures compliance with human research protections (IRB) and other federal regulatory issues (such as PRA if applicable), by drafting and submitting research proposals in IRBNet, and managing all follow-on and follow-up actions.
b. Conducts literature reviews.
c. Prepares technical reports, summaries and protocols.
d. Updates documents and verifies accuracy of information with excellent attention to detail.
e. Maintains clear and accurate records, inventories and logbooks.
f. Verifies and corrects data entry for research projects.
g. Supports senior staff in project quality control and trouble shooting.

2. Communicates results
a. Creates PowerPoint presentations to convey investigation(s) to professional audiences.
b. Speaks at professional meetings.

3. Stakeholder engagement
a. Assists in planning meetings and conferences.
b. Builds strategic partnerships.

4. Provides written updates to senior staff.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques; knowledge of health systems; familiarity with the emerging field of disaster medicine and public health; ability to follow general instructions; works well in a team as well as demonstrates individual initiative; excellent oral and written communication skills; health professions technical writing; and analytical skills.

Desired Kinds of Professional Experience: Experience conducting health science research. Proven ability to interact well face-to-face and with small groups. Experience writing reports and/or journal articles. Convening and facilitating meetings and groups. Conducting focus groups and interviews.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree, or equivalent in a health sciences discipline.

Minimum Experience: 2-4 years of health research experience, including conducting interviews and writing technical reports and/or peer-reviewed papers. Direct patient care experience (EMS, nursing, etc.) preferred.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of sitting and standing.

Work Environment: Office environment. 15-20% travel, primarily domestic.

Other: Secret security clearance, or eligibility to obtain required.

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military medical research. AA/EEO

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