Clinical Psychologist (NCI)

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Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases.  CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides psychologist support for developing patient engagement networks to the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Behavioral Health Core (BHC).



  • Conduct neuropsychological assessments of patients on various medical protocols, including writing clinical reports
  • Act as an Associate Investigator on select medical protocols to oversee the psychological component of those studies
  • Serve as an Associate Investigator on an umbrella rare tumors protocol as part of the Moonshot Initiative and will lead the psychology components
  • Take on a leadership role on specific subprotocols; as such, the person will be charged with developing and implementing focused psychological protocols, conducting research and clinical evaluations of patients with rare tumors/diseases, performing data analyses, and authoring manuscripts and conference presentations to disseminate findings
  • Engage in other research-related tasks as needed to support the Moonshot Initiative and BHC program, such as conducting focus groups, designing tools for symptom management, and employing novel e-health technologies
  • Advise, guide, and lead development of new survey instruments
  • Author scientific publications and presentations and prepare scientific peer-reviewed manuscripts for journal publication
  • Participate in scientific review of manuscripts for scholarly journals, textbooks, or edited book chapters, and/or abstracts for papers and posters submitted for presentation at conferences
  • Cite recent research and appropriate readings relevant to health behavior/health informatics research
  • Coordinate and assist with the development and implementation of new transdisciplinary collaboration assessment tools and help to refine existing protocols for collaboration processes and outcomes
  • Participate in review groups for study proposals or protocols
  • Develop, implement and manage various initiatives, including: the development of research agendas for specific topic areas; the development of scientific content and identification of content expert speakers for national meetings; and the development and evaluation of public services
  • Develop data sets and an online survey system for the collection of research data, methods modification, metrics and techniques, as well as develop a web site user's guide to include a summary of recommendations
  • Identify and resolve potential problems
  • Interact and collaborate with other scientific staff, practitioners and public health administrators
  • Participate in and lead collaborative groups that conduct research in behavioral health, especially those that are trans-divisional, trans-NIH, or trans-institutional (including public-private partnerships) in nature
  • Provide consultative input and expertise in research and evaluation
  • Provide data analysis for testing and development of behavior theories
  • Serve as team leader for project oversight and evaluation
  • Supervise technical personnel
  • Work with supervisor in the development of new assignments, program goals, and objectives
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a PhD degree in Psychology from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Must be a licensed psychologist or license eligible in the State of Maryland and be certified to review civil commitment evaluations
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the psychological assessment of children and adolescent populations with mental illness, severe emotional disturbance, and addictive diseases
  • Knowledge of applicable county, state and federal laws, statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations
  • Knowledge of professional psychological testing, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis and counseling principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct
  • Knowledge of social program and justice system administrative processes and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to interview, evaluate and interpret test results
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, recommend and implement methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant statutes, ordinances, codes and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate behavioral health problems, and make recommendations based on observations and interviews
  • Ability to respond to or provide direction for irate, confrontational or significantly impaired individuals
  • Demonstrated skills necessary to supervise and provide expertise and guidance to clinical staff
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks/projects
  • Command of Microsoft Office inclusive of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Strong working knowledge of clinical research/clinical trials, ethics, processes and protocol implementation and management

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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