The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow, remote- Psychiatric Genetics/Addiction

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Medical and Clinical Psychology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Work Arrangements
Flexible Telework with Remote being a possibility


Join the HJF Team!


The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.


HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will be responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team. 


The Fellow will have the opportunity to lead impactful manuscripts and travel to national and international conferences to present work. There will be ample training opportunities including in grant writing and attendance of statistical genomics workshops. Our lab prioritizes mentorship and professional growth.


Working with multiple phenotypic, genomic, and neuroimaging large datasets including the Million Veterans Program (MVP), All of Us, UK Biobank, Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study, dbGaP, and others.


This position will be in support of the Clinical Neuroscience of Psychopathology (CNP) lab in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD working with Dr. Joshua Gray The fellow will work on studies that aim to elucidate the genetic and neurobiological basis of alcohol use, addiction, impulsivity, and other psychopathology. This research includes collaborations with principal investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Yale University. The ideal candidate will have strong computational and analytic skills and a passion for psychiatric genetics and addictions research.Remote options are available for this opening.


Note: This work site requires that Non-US Citizen incumbents have lived in the US three out of the past five years. 


  • Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development; includes working on pheWAS, GWAS, whole genome association studies, protein-protein interaction and other genomic and bioinformatic analyses.
  • Oversee the preparation of technical reports, summaries, study protocols, and IRB submissions.
  • Assist with the preparation and development of methods, results, syntax, and manuscripts.
  • Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. 
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Experience/skills in data management, working in a research lab, communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and working in a team setting.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Candidates with skills in data management and analysis (R, Python, SAS), computer science (R, Python, Linux) and statistics are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • A strong interest and willingness to learn some of these skills may be acceptable as well. 



Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in an office setting. 

Education and Experience

  • Doctoral degree 
  • Minimum of 0-5 years experience required.


The likely salary range for this position is $47,600 USD to $65,000 USD annually based on a 40-hour work week. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensations or salary. Final salary will be determined based on market analysis, experience, and education.


Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.


Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.




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