Position Neuropsychologist or Psychologist (Clinical/Research)
Location Bethesda, MD
Job Description GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a Neuropsychologist or Psychologist (Clinical/Research) to support the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). WRNMMC is located in Bethesda Maryland; less than 3 miles north of the Washington DC/MD border, and directly across the road from the National Institutes of Health.
DVBIC is multi-site medical care, clinical research, and education center. It is a unique collaboration of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems. The mission of DVBIC is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs. DVBIC is primarily responsible for support of clinical operations in a nationwide network that includes ten military treatment facilities and five Veteran hospitals. In addition, DVBIC has visibility and contributes to the expertise of DoD level related clinical activity related to TBI.

This position is both research and clinically oriented. The successful candidate will become a member of an existing and well established clinical research team (30+ staff) that is undertaking a series of studies aimed at addressing a Congressional mandate to study the long term effects of TBI on service members and their families (i.e., the '15-Year Longitudinal TBI Study'). This team is led by Dr. Louis French (National Lead), Dr. Rael Lange (Scientific Director), and Dr. Tracey Brickell (Scientific Director).

As part of this research program, the successful candidate will be required to participate in a number of clinical-related study procedures and research activities as outlined below in the "Key Responsibilities" section. In addition, clinical opportunities outside of the context of the research setting will be provided (e.g., National Intrepid Center of Excellence). The proportion of time spent on clinical versus research-related duties can be tailored to the needs of the successful candidate.

What You'll Be Doing:
" Assist with completing clinical-related study procedures. These include, but are not limited to: case conferencing with research staff to identify and classify TBI history interviews; case conference medical record review information to include/exclude participants; perform suicide risk evaluations when needed; review and code CT and MRI reports; provide neuropsychological feedback to participants when necessary; interview patients when necessary, etc.
" Assist with the development and implementation of a long term publication plan using the data collected in the studies. Duties include, but are not limited to, statistical analyses, manuscript writing, conference presentations, SPSS syntax writing, etc. Data is collected in five broad areas that include neurobehavioral, neurocognitive, neuroimaging, sensory-motor, and blood-based biomarker measures.
" Facilitate research productivity with a larger group of multidisciplinary research collaborators from WRNMMC, DVBIC, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, National Institutes of Health, and other civilian and military partners.

What You'll Need to Have:
" PhD in related field
" Licensed Neuropsychologist or Psychologist who currently holds a license in any U.S. state (or the District of Columbia) or Canadian province who would be eligible to obtain clinical privileges at WRNMMC.
" US Citizenship with the ability to obtain a T3 security investigation.

What Would Be Even Better:
" Clinical and research experience working with patients with TBI is preferred. In particular, a working knowledge of evaluating and diagnosing TBI is considered an asset; particularly in a military setting (but is not required).
" A proven track record publishing research papers relating to TBI, and strong statistical analyses skills is highly desirable.

How to Apply:
" Contact Kate Vrabel at kate.vrabel@gdit.com for more information.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/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 veteran status, or any other protected class.