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Opportunity at U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (AMRMC)

Behavioral Health Research in the Military Occupational Context


Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Psychiatry & Neurosciences-Behaviorial Biology Branch

RO# Location
97.15.52.B7900 Silver Spring, MD 20910


Name E-mail Phone
Sipos, Maurice L. maurice.l.sipos.mil@mail.mil 301.319.7577
Wilk, Joshua E joshua.e.wilk.civ@mail.mil 301.319.9711


Military life places unique demands on the behavioral health and well-being of Soldiers and their families. The goals of behavioral health research in military contexts include providing evidence-based strategies, knowledge, and interventions which enhance the behavioral health, well-being, and resilience of Soldiers and their families. An interdisciplinary approach—to include research psychology (e.g., clinical, social, industrial-organizational psychology), epidemiology, occupational health psychology, and psychiatry—is needed to advance theory and empirical knowledge of the relationships between occupational demands, performance, well-being, and combat readiness. The objectives of this opportunity include (1) contributing to the research agenda and application of empirically-driven strategies to improve the behavioral health and well-being of Soldiers and their families; (2) support the creation, implementation, and interpretation of research protocols; and (3) provide advanced statistical methodology for understanding complex relationships between occupational contexts/demands and Soldier well-being.



Adler AB, Castro C: Military Behavioral Health 1: 1, 2013, doi: 10.1080/21635781.2012.721063

Hoge CW, et al: The New England Journal of Medicine 351(1): 13, 2004, doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa040603


Military psychology; Assessment; Occupational health; Statistics; Behavioral health; Work-family; Industrial-organizational psychology; Epidemiology; Clinical psychology;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Regular and Senior applicants
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