Job Overview


Vacancy ID: 1040275 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

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NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition.

This position is located in the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), at the Veterans Administration (VA) Boston Healthcare System with duty location in Jamaica Plain, MA. The Psychology Technician will serve as a Research Assistant, providing research support to Principal Investigators (PI) in conducting neuroscience research related to traumatic stress and associated topics.  Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists with identifying and recruiting participants for brain imaging research studies;
  • Assists with collecting and summarizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data;
  • Performs computerized data entry and statistical analyses on data from research projects;
  • Assists with public presentation of findings at local, regional, national, and international conferences;
  • Assists with the creation and submission of professional manuscripts;
  • Conducts library research;
  • Provides administrative support to the Principal Investigator and his/her research program;
  • Provides support for division-wide activities, and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
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Relocation Authorized

  • No