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As a Research Psychologist and Officer in the Medical Service Corps, you will be among approximately two dozen research psychologists who deliver operational products, systems and procedures that dramatically impact the health, safety and performance of service members.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Cognitive
  • Experimental
  • Social
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Human Factors
  • Engineering
  • Personnel
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiological

Navy Health Care Specialists may serve at any one of more than 250 Navy and medical facilities around the globe, from Hawaii to Japan, Germany to Guam, and Washington, D.C., to Washington state.

As a Research Psychologist, you may conduct research in the field on a submarine or ship. You could also serve at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, Calif., or at Navy Personnel Research, Studies and Technology in Millington, Tenn.

To qualify for employment consideration as a Research Psychologist in the Navy Medical Service Corps, you must meet these basic requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen currently practicing in the U.S.
  • Completion of all course requirements for a Ph.D. degree in psychology with a concentration in cognitive, experimental, social, industrial/organizational, human factors, engineering, personnel, neuroscience or physiological areas
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Pending: Applicants in an “all but dissertation” (ABD) status will be considered. All research psychologists commissioned under the ABD provisions of this program will have three years from the original date of commissioning to complete their dissertation. Officers failing to meet this requirement will be subject to separation from the Navy. Before commissioning, applicants who have not completed all dissertation requirements will acknowledge in writing awareness of this requirement
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of three years of Active Duty
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 41
  • Be in good physical condition and pass a full medical examination

You may also be expected to meet certain preferred requirements:

  • Evidence of professional versatility, flexibility and broad interests within the field of psychology
  • Demonstrated expertise in research design, methodology, execution and statistical analysis
  • Strong academic record, strong early record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and outstanding professional recommendations

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  • Full Address Department of the Navy, 1200 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350

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