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Principal Investigator at TechWerks

Principal Investigator

TechWerks Silver Spring, MD Full-Time
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TechWerks LLC (TechWerks) is a rapidly growing company that has been supporting the VA and DOD for over 10 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.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Applicant will serve as principal or associate investigator on research related to psychological health and resilience, including program evaluation, unit-based survey assessments, in-depth interviews, computer-based assessments, and other data related to service member health, attitudes, unit climate, and military communities as well as other studies as assigned. This includes all aspects of designing and executing a research study such as: developing evaluation tools and surveys, training study staff, on-site data collection and coordination (including travel), writing protocols and ensuring all human subjects protection requirements are met, creating data sets, analyzing data, preparing briefs, writing reports, manuscript publication, and supporting data management and codebook development by support staff. Work will be conducted in coordination with and as an integrated part of the Psychological Health and Resilience research program.
  2. Applicant shall interact with senior Army staff supporting behavioral health and resilience research, proffer advice as needed, conduct outreach and coordination with military units and related research teams to facilitate study execution.
  3. Applicant will assist or author command briefings, technical reports, abstracts for scientific conferences and manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  4. Applicant must provide all job-related progress reports/technical reports as requested.
  5. Applicant will maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations.
  6. Applicant is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  7. Applicant shall perform light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate in psychology, public health or other behavioral science fields to include education, sociology, or social work or a Doctorate in epidemiology, statistics, or biostatistics with a behavioral research emphasis.
  • Experience conducting research required; 5 years preferred, 2 years required.
  • Experience working with uniformed military personnel is preferred.
  • Experience with mental health/behavioral health research preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment; juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands.
  • Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.
  • Must be able to work within a chain of command and seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

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