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    This position is located in the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the Jamaica Plain Campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System.

    You will act as the research assistant for projects related to the treatment of PTSD including the basic mechanisms of post-traumatic adjustment, genetic and personality factor development; effectiveness and efficiency of treatment for PTSD for Veterans and their families.

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    Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include:

    • Planning, scheduling and coordinating recruitment efforts with staff, clinics or programs;
    • Developing and maintaining cordial and effective relationships with existing referral sources, attending research meetings and conference calls;
    • Coordinating and implementing ongoing research subject recruitment, including making clinical judgments regarding appropriate subject placement;
    • Screening prospective research participants for various studies to insure appropriateness for participation, including conducting diagnostic interviewing and appropriate chart review and consultation to determine precise diagnosis and current level of functioning; and
    • Collecting and managing data including organizing and maintaining orderly participant files, monitoring files for completeness, identifying and resolving file discrepancies and providing study progress summaries.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 4 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.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542839700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.