Senior Behavioral Health Scientist (Organizational Psychology)

Clearance Level
San Diego, California

REQ#: G2019-61956

GDIT is seeking a Senior Behavioral Health Scientist in support of the Health and Behavioral Sciences department at the Naval Health Research Center.


The mission of the Health and Behavioral Sciences Department at NHRC is to optimize the operational health and readiness of our Armed Forces by conducting research and development (R&D) to inform DoD policy and practice. NHRC also engages in R&D efforts to promote the health and readiness of service members and their families including physical mental and behavioral health. The department examines operationally relevant issues affecting personnel and examines career-span health and wellness issues. These issues are investigated through both operational data collection in the field and database epidemiological studies. Legacy databases/systems used for these analyses include, but are not limited to, NHRC's Career History Archival Medical and Personnel System (CHAMPS), the Pharmacoeconomics Center's (PEC) Pharmacy Data Transaction Service (PDTS), and deployment data from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).


The duties of the senior behavioral health scientist will include the following:

  • Planning and executing research, including designing surveys,protocol development, and program evaluation.
  • Developing multi-modal military health promotion/risk reduction campaign materials, including technologically-based interventions.
  • Authoring project reports, briefings, and manuscripts.

Minimum Master's in Organizational Psychology


5+ years experience conducting behavioral health research and evaluation with military populations.


Functional knowledge of Federal regulations on the protection of human subjects.


Expertise in the areas of military substance abuse prevention and gender issues.

History of peer reviewed publications in the field of military risk reduction research



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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.