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    This position is based at the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (the Center) which has physical locations in both Philadelphia and Tampa. The mission of the Center is to promote recovery­ oriented care for Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness. The Center is designed to improve the lives and treatment services of Veterans who are homeless and have mental health, substance abuse disorders, medical illness, cognitive impairment, or other psychosocial treatment needs.

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    This position is that of an independent (primary) research investigator working in VA health services, epidemiological and/or clinical research studies that require the application of multi-disciplinary approaches to test hypotheses related to the identification, treatment, outcomes, and health care delivery processes affecting homeless Veterans. Acquiring local and national level funding for studies that are directly related his/her area of specialized scientific expertise and interest, the selectee independently develops and conducts single and/or multi-site research protocols under the guidance of the Research Director or in collaboration with other experts in his/her field. The research is specifically health-oriented in nature, but may cut across a variety of scientific disciplines, requiring a combination of elements of several distinct fields such as public health or health services, sociology, psychology, epidemiology and mathematical statistics, health care economics, basic sciences and allied health disciplines among others. The work requires a background (professional education and practical experience) in which the incumbent has mastered research theories and methodologies appropriate to the research studies to which they are assigned, and which may represent new, emerging or miscellaneous professional occupational areas of health science not readily identifiable within established series. Experience with complex data structures and advanced statistical analyses is preferred.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, day shift
    Virtual: This is a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Research Health Science Specialist/002400
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

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