Sleep and Performance Scientist / Mental Health Research Scientist
Clinical Research Management - Silver Spring, MD

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We are currently seeking a Sleep and Performance Scientist / Mental Health Research Scientist for the Silver Spring, Maryland area.


  • The contractor shall provide scientific expertise in psychophysiology, actigraphy, cognitive performance testing, personality testing, neurophysiology, statistical packages and functional brain imaging.
  • The contractor shall perform human research studies (field and laboratory) to include writing protocols, executing protocols, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts
  • The contractor shall, with broad guidance from branch and/or Center leadership (i.e., with the level of independence that would be expected of an associate research professor at an academic institution), be able to lead a multidisciplinary team of doctoral level scientific researchers, to include physicians, psychologists, physiologists and statisticians.
  • The contractor shall critically analyze and review multidisciplinary research proposals and publications for military relevance and scientific adequacy.
  • The contractor shall prepare and obtain approvals for human scientific protocols to investigate the relationships between sleep parameters and cognitive performance, alertness, personality, and militarily relevant disorders (e.g., PTSD, mTBI) – in accordance with department mission requirements and in support of the Physiological Health Program Area and the Psychological Health Program Area of the Military Operational Medicine Research Area Directorate (RAD III).
  • The contractor shall collect and analyze data and present preliminary findings at military, national, and international scientific conferences.
  • The contractor shall be skilled in presentation techniques including design, construction and public speaking skills.


  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years of research experience in lab-based and/or field settings. At least 4 publications in the peer-reviewed literature demonstrating scientific merit of work and expertise as an experimental psychologist is desirable.
  • Physical Capabilities: Ability to attach psychophysiological equipment (small electrodes, etc.) requiring manual dexterity; ability to see small print on a computer monitor; ability to speak clearly; ability to hear. Light lifting and moving of equipment may be required. Must be capable of moving about and standing for long periods of time during study work shifts.
  • Work Environment: Works primarily in a sleep laboratory or in the field. Handles biological materials and lab equipment. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens, chemical fumes, and other hazardous agents.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.

  • Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency. Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.

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    ClinicalRM is a Contract Research Organization supporting government and commercial clinical research for biologics, drugs, and devices.