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Position Title: Research Health Scientist
Division: Pacific Islands Division
Location: Honolulu, HI
Descriptor: Research in PTSD
Length of position: Full Time - Permanent
Anticipated Start Date: Immediately
The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division, Honolulu, Hawaii, is seeking two GS-13 level Research Health Scientists with cross-cultural or health disparities expertise with a mental health focus. Best qualified candidates will have received R01-level research grants as well as a publication record that has impacted the field in the area of cross cultural factors or health disparities with a mental health focus, preferably with military or veterans.
Salary is competitive, based on credentials and experience. Position is "hard salary" not dependent upon grant reception, although active research portfolio is expected. Position is full-time with excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision), paid leave, and a generous 401(k) plan. Staff has potential for salary to be supplemented by additional collaborations with the University of Hawaii. National Center for PTSD research staff work closely with National Center for PTSD researchers, other leaders in the VA and DOD, and with University colleagues. VA researchers are able to apply for VA R&D funding, which has far higher rates of funding than NIH.
Minimum requirement is a doctoral degree in a relevant area (clinical, social, or experimental psychology; epidemiology, sociology, medical anthropology, etc), with demonstrated skills in research, publication, grant writing and management, and presentations in the area of mental health care disparities, underserved populations, and/or preventive clinical and educational intervention modalities in underserved populations, especially addressing culturally-appropriate factors and/or treatment of trauma-related mental health conditions in war-zone and other trauma populations.
How to Apply:
Potential applicants are encouraged to send a curriculum vita with cover letter and names of anticipated professional references to contact listed below. Position has been listed at: www.usajobs.gov (search for Research Health Scientist GS-0601-13; (duty location appears as Tripler, Ft. Shafter, Kapalama, Camp Smith, HI). Reviews of all applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled..
James L. Spira, PhD, MPH
National Center for PTSD
Pacific Islands Division
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite I-560
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
The Department of Veteran Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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