Research Psychologist (Leader)

01/31/2024 8:20 AM | Anonymous

Research Psychologist (Leader)

Army Research Institute

How to Apply:

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About the Job:

Serve as Research Psychologist and Team Leader with specialized responsibility for independently conceiving, planning, designing, conducting, and managing a broad research portfolio.

Primary Duties include:

  • Prepare original research program plans/major program of research to include resource requirements.
  • Define and articulate research projects in project plans and/or contractual documents.
  • Lead team to collect and analyze research data to accomplish the objectives of his or her research portfolio.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to assigned research scientists.
  • Responsible for the relevancy and scientific adequacy of plans and for the organization of research findings, results and recommendations into briefings, professional papers, and for use and/or implementation of results.
  • Plan and conduct briefings to Army leaders and other organizations concerning ARI, highlighting team's activities and research findings.
  • Prepare federal contract specification and evaluates contractor bids for technical adequacy and efficiency.
  • Monitor progress and evaluate performance, contribution, and quality on contracts supporting the team.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for duration of employment.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel up to, but not limited to 20% of time, sometimes on short notice.
  • The employee must obtain and maintain a COR appointment(s) from the ARI approved contracting agents.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Research Psychologist (Leader):

Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) with a major or equivalent in psychology.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: 
One year of specialized experience which includes managing a research team to include experience planning, designing, conducting, and/or managing human subjects research projects; performing statistical analyses; experience in assessment development, validation (e.g., concurrent and predictive) and psychometric analyses (e.g., IRT and CTT); and any other research associated with innovative test and item design; and providing guidance/leadership to research scientists in the behavioral and social sciences domain of optimizing operational readiness, adapting to evolving and intelligent technologies, and/or rapid technology deployment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (DB-03/GS-13).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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