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Clinical Psychologist ( Clinical Research )

Akahi Associates LLC Bethesda, MD

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Akahi Associates, LLC is seeking a highly qualified Clinical Psychologist with Clinical Research experience to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. This is a full-time position with benefits. 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, paid Federal Holidays. Duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to; Work in the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Phenotyping Service in the intramural research program at NIMH; collaborate with staff in the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and other research teams from NIMH and other Institutes on incoming neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological assessments from Clinical Center inpatient studies. Utilize structured instruments and assessments to perform diagnostic assessments. Provide specific autism and neurodevelopmental disorder assessment measures; work with patients of all ages, mostly young children, including infants; these also include very impaired populations that are assessed for behavioral phenotyping. Perform screening evaluations of potential research subjects using structured and semi-structured testing methods. Pilot and administer psychological and neuropsychological tests for research studies. Work with staff on data collection, entry, and analyses of behavioral phenotypic data from a variety of studies, including those in several Branches of the NIMH and other NIH Institutes, including NICHD and NHGRI. This will include providing consultation to multidisciplinary research teams regarding study findings for incorporation into research manuscripts and presentations. Contribute scientific proposals regarding potential studies and analyses of data as an author to peer-reviewed manuscripts regarding study findings. Develop and maintain research protocol records. Provide consultation regarding study design and analysis and use of psychological instruments. Provide teaching and training and other presentations to various groups within NIH and to outside community stakeholders regarding conditions being studied and research findings. DELIVERABLES. Upon request, the contractor shall provide documentation evidence of any and/or all work product, including, but not limited to, the following tasks: Work products and documents related to performing incoming neuro-developmental and neuropsychological assessments from inpatient and outpatient studies; perform diagnostic assessments; provide specific autism assessment measures. Work products and documents related to performing screening evaluations of potential research subjects using structured and semi-structured testing methods; pilot and administer tests for research studies. Work products and documents related to data collection, entry and analyses from a variety of studies; develop and maintain research protocol records; provide consultation regarding study design and use of psychological instruments. Work products related to the ongoing literature review and study findings, including presentations and peer-reviewed manuscripts. CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have: Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or related field. Valid State license as a Psychologist or license eligible. Minimum of six (6) years of related experience. Full clinical credentials. Familiarity with clinical research and neuropsychological testing. Knowledge of computer database systems and understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders and research design. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Robust experience with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, children with communication deficits, or infants/toddlers/preschoolers. Extensive experience (and interest) in a unique population, including specific training in autism diagnostic assessment tools. Bonus/Commission: No

Akahi Associates LLC


Bethesda, MD
20892 USA



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