Public Health Researcher, Mid

Key Role:

Apply expert understanding of the public health discipline to design, develop, and implement integrated violence prevention strategies within the Department of Defense (DoD). Assist the DoD in its effort to build a stronger prevention capacity and infrastructure across the force, including oversight of a new violence prevention workforce. Communicate quickly and effectively with government staff to meet Congressional requirements for interpersonal or self-directed violence. Work independently with some guidance, and may review or guide activities of more junior employees.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience implementing public health policies or programs in an applied setting

  • 2+ years of experience with program evaluation

  • 2+ years of experience creating verbal and written communication products for non-technical clients, including PowerPoint briefing decks and information papers

  • Knowledge of risk and protective factors that contribute to interpersonal or self-directed violence

  • Ability to use verbal and written expertise to present data and research results to non-technical audiences

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, social science, or geography preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with policy-writing or policy implementation

  • Knowledge of public health and social science research application in a military setting

  • Knowledge of multivariate statistical methods, including logistic regression, multivariate regression, and multilevel modeling

  • Ability to use quantitative methodology to shape research questions and data models

  • Ability to operationalize key research concepts

  • Secret clearance

  • Master's degree in public health, social science, or geography a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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