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Principal Investigator at TechWerks

Principal Investigator

TechWerks Silver Spring, MD Full-Time
$70,000.00 - $110,000.00 / year
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TechWerks LLC (TechWerks) is a rapidly growing company that has been supporting the VA and DOD for over 9 years. With over 100 employees and annual revenue of 15 million, TechWerks is a proven company with a highly respected leadership team consisting of career military veterans dedicated and committed to supporting the military and veteran communities. TechWerks specializes in healthcare information technology, training, analytics, and clinical research.


  1. Perform variety of associate researcher functions in support of psychology/ psychiatric research efforts, to include epidemiologic research, survey, and interventions research. This work includes conducting literature reviews and providing written summaries based on the literature, constructing and managing databases, conducting surveys/interviews of research subjects, establishing collaborations with other investigators, setting up data collections, and providing technical assistance in database management and statistical analyses.

  2. Conduct statistical analyses of complex research data from health research studies.

  3. Prepare reports and briefs of findings for national/ international meetings and senior military leaders. Prepare manuscripts for peer reviewing medical/ psychology journals.

  4. Must be able to work independently in all aspects of the research, including complex statistical analyses at a professional level meeting established timeline.

  5. Should be able to travel to conduct field data collections or to attend scientific meetings as needed. 

  6. Provide technical assistance to TechWerks Headquarters as needed and participate on proposal writing projects when requested.

  7. Provide all job-related progress reports/technical reports as requested.

  8. Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes  appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.

  9. Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.

  10. Supervise direct reports as assigned by TechWerks.

Percent Travel: 15%


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions.



  • PhD in psychology, public health or other behavioral science fields to include education, sociology, or social work with a behavioral research emphasis.

  • Must have excellent English/writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to conduct analysis using statistics programs such as SPSS, STATA, R.

  • Must have at least one-year full time work experience in public health or social science research.

  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish in peer-reviewed medical or social science journals.

  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex scientific/office procedures and techniques relating to position.

  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.



Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required .

The employee must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate

Recommended skills

Behavioural Science
Social Sciences
Literature Reviews
Social Work
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