Clinical Psychologist II

Bethesda, MD, USA
Jan 12, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD), various clinical support teams provide high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). CRD's support services are strategically aligned with the program's mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CRD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CRD's collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program's mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


The Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) supports the conduct longitudinal neurobehavioral assessments of children, adolescents, and adults with medical conditions for the Pediatric Oncology Branch's (POB) Health Psychology and Neurobehavioral Research Group, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute.
  • Advises, guides and leads development of new survey instruments
  • Authors scientific publications and presentations and prepares scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts for journal publications
  • Participates in scientific review of manuscripts for scholarly journals, textbooks, or edited book chapters, and/or abstracts for papers and posters submitted for presentation at conferences
  • Cites recent research and appropriate readings relevant to health behavior/health informatics research
  • Develops, implements, and manages various initiatives, including: the development of research agendas for specific topic areas; the development of scientific content and identification of content expert speakers for national meetings; and the development and evaluation of public services
  • Develops data sets and an online survey system for the collection of research data, methods modification, metrics and techniques, as well as develops a web site user's guide to include a summary of recommendations
  • Identifies/troubleshoots and resolves potential problems
  • Interacts and collaborates with other scientific staff, practitioners and public health administrators
  • Participates in and leads collaborative groups that conduct research in behavioral health, especially those that are trans-divisional, trans-NIH, or trans-institutional (including public-private partnerships) in nature
  • Provides consultative input and expertise in research and evaluation
  • Provides data analysis for testing and development of behavior theories
  • Serves as a team leader for project oversight and evaluation
  • Supervises technical personnel
  • Works with supervisor in the development of new assignments, program goals, and objectives
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland

  • Possession of a PhD degree in Psychology from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Must be a licensed psychologist or license eligible in the State of Maryland and be certified to review civil commitment evaluations
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the psychological assessment of children and adolescent populations with mental illness, severe emotional disturbance, and addictive diseases
  • Knowledge of applicable county, state and federal laws, statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of professional psychological testing, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis and counseling principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct
  • Knowledge of social program and justice system administrative processes and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to interview, evaluate and interpret test results
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, recommend and implement methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant statutes, ordinances, codes and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate behavioral health problems, and make recommendations based on observations and interviews
  • Ability to respond to or provide direction for irate, confrontational or significantly impaired individuals
  • Demonstrated skills necessary to supervise and provide expertise and guidance to clinical staff
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Command of Microsoft Office® inclusive of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Strong working knowledge of clinical research/clinical trials, ethics, processes and protocol implementation and management

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)