Research Assistant Positions for 2020-2021

1.  Research Assistant position(s) in suicide and depression research at Brown University. Overview: RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital, assisting primarily with two NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Duties & Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required. Application information: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

2. Research Assistant Position - Mental Illness Research, Education & Clinical Center (MIRECC) - VA San Diego & University of California, San Diego.  We are seeking a motivated and hard-working individual for a full-time (30 hours/week with benefits) research assistant position. This position is an ideal fit for someone who is interested in pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology or related fields. The research assistant will fulfill an essential role in a 5-year clinical research study focused on improving collaboration between Veterans with psychotic disorders and their providers at the VA San Diego. Specifically, the study will adapt Collaborative Decision Skills Training (CDST) for the VA setting and then assess the effectiveness of CDST via a randomized controlled trial. The research assistant will work in two primary locations: the main VA San Diego campus in La Jolla and the VA Rio Clinic in Mission Valley (approximately 14 miles apart). Responsibilities include: Recruitment and consenting processes, Quantitative and qualitative data collection, Data entry and database management, Coding audio from mental health treatment appointments, Working with Veterans with psychotic disorders and VA providers/administrators, Website development and management. The research assistant may elect to engage in data analysis, manuscript writing, poster presentations, grant writing, and/or other dissemination of research results. The research assistant will receive ongoing mentorship to achieve their professional goals including presentations and publications, as well as mentorship through the graduate admissions process if desired. We ideally seek an applicant who plans to complete the entire 5-year study, but will accept applications from those who plan to complete at least 1 year. Required background: BA/BS degree in any field, Completion of undergraduate level abnormal psychology course (or equivalent) and at least one statistics and research methods course, and Completion of a human subjects research project (course projects included). Preferred background:1 semester or more of clinical research experience, and Any kind of experience (including research, can overlap with the above) with Veterans, people with mental health issues, and/or other vulnerable populations. We will consider applicants who will graduate in Winter 2019 or Spring 2020, but having a degree-in-hand is required to complete the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to have the candidate identified by December 1 for a late winter or spring 2020 start date. Interested applicants should submit a CV (including education, work history, any clinical and/or research experience, and contact information for at least 2 referees) and a cover letter (1-2 pages) to me at etreichler@ucsd.edu. Questions are very welcome and should also be sent to me at etreichler@ucsd.edu.

3. UNC Chapel Hill, Full-Time Research Assistant/Project Coordinator. A full-time research assistant position is available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for individuals at the BA level, beginning January 2020 or summer 2020. The position will involve assisting/coordinating a foundation-funded study on adolescent brain development, social relationships, health risk behaviors, and teen technology/social media use within an emerging center on technology and adolescent brain development, co-led by Drs. Eva Telzer and Mitch Prinstein. The project involves the use of fMRI, questionnaire assessments, longitudinal data collection, observational coding, and in vivo technologically-enhanced data collection. This position is for 1-2 years. Research assistants will receive substantial training in developmental psychopathology and theories and methods, neuroscience methods, participant recruitment; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts. The person in this position also will receive professional development training to help with career decision-making, and guidance on applications to graduate school. This position offers excellent experience for applications to doctoral programs in clinical or developmental psychology, as well as other mental health fields. Applicants with some experience in psychology research are particularly encouraged to apply as are members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, or gender minority groups. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested applicants should submit 1) a vita/resume; 2) the names and emails of two references; and 3) indicate a preference to begin in January or in summer of 2020 to ehtelzer@unc.edu and/or mitch.prinstein@unc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants will be contacted only if selected for further consideration.

 4. Clinical Research Assistant Position. The Department of Psychiatry at Northwell Health is looking for a full-time, post-baccalaureate research assistant to help with several projects focused on integrating technology into psychiatric services. The person in this position will be expected to administer a variety of psychological tests, clinical rating scales and/or diagnostic assessments with patients and to achieve and maintain inter-rater reliability. They will also be responsible for maintaining patient clinical and research records. Additionally, this role will involve recruitment of study participants, management of study procedures, communication with clinicians and research collaborators, maintenance of study records, interaction with other internal groups (e.g., Office of Grants and Contracts, the Institutional Review Board), and completion of administrative tasks, as necessary. Candidates with adequate experience may also be asked to help with the training and management of other research staff. We are looking for someone enthusiastic and organized. At least one year of research experience working with clinical populations is required. This position is based at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens, NY. In order to apply, please send your CV, most recent transcript, an e-mail stating your interest, and two letters of reference to impact.research.lab@gmail.com. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted with more details. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

5. University of Pennsylvania Clinical Research Coordinator Position. The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) A to provide research support to an innovative project that aims to improve the use of suicide risk assessment and safety planning interventions in community mental health and primary care. This study integrates principles of implementation science (the study of how to integrate evidence-based interventions into routine clinical practice), behavioral economics (the application of psychological insights into human behavior to inform the design behavior change interventions), and participatory design (an approach to designing implementation strategies involving active stakeholder participation). Please feel free to contact Emily Becker-Haimes with any questions about this position at embecker@upenn.edu. For more information or to apply for this position, please see the following link: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/3535-Market/Clinical-Research-Coordinator-A_JR00009599

6. RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AT BUTLER HOSPITAL/BROWN UNIVERSITY. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time and/or part-time research assistant to work on studies related to hospital aftercare programs for patients with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance abuse). The position is available for immediate start. In particular, we are hiring for National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded randomized controlled trials testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization, which are run primarily by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on related projects testing psychosocial interventions in other populations (e.g., Veterans, those with suicidal behaviors). Butler’s Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website (http://www.moodtreatment.org) or the Principal Investigator’s webpage at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian. Status - Full-Time or Part-Time. Hours - Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours. Has Benefits - Yes.  Job Description -Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus. Required Education - Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable. Application Method - Email cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Hspark@butler.org.

7. Research Assistant, Hartford, CT. The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to coordinate projects in psychological and psychiatric research. Primary responsibilities will be on studies investigating the psychophysiology of decision making in patients with hoarding disorder. Duties will include participant recruitment, collecting study data, and database management. Other responsibilities may include assistance with grant preparation and article writing, preparation of study materials, and data analysis. The research assistant will have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles. Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or related field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics. An advanced degree beyond the BA/BS is not needed. Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. This is an excellent entry-level position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study. Anticipated start date is January 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please e-mail cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: Gretchen J. Diefenbach, Ph.D., The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at Gretchen.Diefenbach@hhchealth.org.

8. Job Posting - Clinical Research Assistant Positions in Washington, DC.  Start Date: Winter 2019. We are looking to fill 1-2 openings for a full-time paid position, including a competitive benefits package. If you are interested in children’s health and looking for ways to better prepare for graduate, nursing, or medical school, then consider becoming part of a collaborative clinical research team under the supervision of Drs. Randi Streisand and Maureen Monaghan at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include: (1) Assisting with the development and implementation of multiple research studies, including both new and ongoing projects, (2) Coordinating clinical intervention trials, including scheduling and tracking participant recruitment, retention, and follow-up completion, (3) Recruiting and enrolling participants including collecting data through in-person or telephone interviews with youth and parents, (4) Conducting medical record reviews, )(5) Data entry/management/analysis, (6) Supervising and training undergraduates and delegating lab responsibilities, (7)Assisting with writing and editing of manuscripts for publication, (8) Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain research ethical compliance, (9) Initiating and overseeing contractual agreements with study vendors. Research Opportunities offer: (1) Experience on prospective, clinical research studies with potential for presentations and publications, (2) Experience working collaboratively with health care professionals from a range of disciplines. Excellent preparation for graduate school in psychology, public health, nursing, or medicine. Additional Requirements - (1) Bachelor’s degree with prior experience in clinical human subjects research or Master’s in relevant area, (2) One-year minimum commitment with option of longer position, (3) Reliable transportation/willingness to travel to metro area study sites, (4) Evening hours for phone calls.  Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send letter of interest, CV, and anticipated availability to Meredith Rose at: mhrose2@cnmc.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

9. Community Facilitator/Project Coordinator (9612C) - #1841. Apply via careers.berkeley.edu. The Psychology Department at University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for several full time positions to support and contribute to research within the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Centre (GBSMRC) at the University of California, Berkeley, which is led by Allison Harvey, Ph.D. and funded by NIMH and NICHD. The successful applicants will join our multi-disciplinary team. We are aiming to contribute to the exciting growing field of dissemination and implement science. Specifically, an obstacle to the roll-out of evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for severe mental illness (SMI) is that the context for the implementation of a new treatment typically differs from the original testing context causing a lack of “fit” between the setting and the EBT. Our research will evaluate if adapting a specific treatment to improve the contextual fit improves outcomes in community mental health centres (CMHCs). This research will be conducted in CMHCs across California, probably including the following counties: Solano, Kings, Stanislaus, Alameda, Monterey, Placer, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Contra Costa. The EBT we will disseminate is a psychosocial treatment that aims to improve sleep and circadian functioning in SMI. This focus was selected because sleep and circadian dysfunction undermines affect regulation, cognitive function and physical health, predicts the onset and worsening of symptoms and is often chronic even with evidence-based SMI treatment. People with backgrounds in psychology, social work, public health, public policy, nursing, medicine, marketing or related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful applicants will work closely with CMHC leadership, providers and consumers to ensure the timely completion of the study procedures. The team will employ an implementation strategy known as facilitation. Facilitation is a welldocumented and evidence-based implementation strategy that is guided by the i-PARIHS implementation science framework. Facilitation involves an integrated bundle of evidence-based implementation strategies informed by implementation science. It arose from decades of implementation science showing limitations with both top-down mandates and bottom-up approaches. Instead, the facilitation approach embraces complexity and the changing needs over time and context. We will document the facilitation process to share with others involved in implementation science. We will prioritize learning about, and developing ways, for our community partners to bill for the sleep treatment as reimbursements will promote sustainment. The positions include a variety of duties such as facilitating positive relationships with community partners, coordinating and facilitating research within the community settings (e.g., recruiting providers and consumers, conducting trainings), problem solving, ensuring the study remains on the timeline required for the timely completion of the research and representing UC Berkeley at meetings and community partner events. The positions will involve regular travel to the counties, particularly during the set-up phase. We are seeking a 2 year commitment. The funding period is initially for a 2 year period but may be extended contingent on funding. The incumbent will be mentored to facilitate their career development. It may also be possible to create opportunities for supervision, if needed for licensure. More information about the research team and ongoing projects can be found at our lab’s web site: https://psychology.berkeley.edu/people/allison-harvey

10) Research Assistant, Harvard University. The Nock Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology, at Harvard University is seeking a motivated Research Assistant (RA) for immediate hire to coordinate and administer studies aimed at understanding and preventing suicidal behavior among adolescents and adults presenting to the emergency room or the psychiatric inpatient unit.  The RA’s responsibilities include participation in all phases of the research process, including: conducting literature reviews; IRB preparation; recruiting and running clinical participants; and data collection, entry, and management. The RA will be responsible for recruitment and follow-up of research participants in several studies, as well as supervision of undergraduate and volunteer RAs. This is a grant-funded, two-year term position starting immediatelyDetails of the posting can be found at this link, where interested applicants can submit their materials.

11) Research Study Coordinator; Northwestern (Chicago campus); bilingual English-Spanish required.  https://careers.northwestern.edu/psc/hr857prd_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=37365&PostingSeq=1

12) Yale Psychology & Psychiatry Research Assistant Position for a study on adolescents at-risk for depression. We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant for a unique project combining different methods (fMRI, experience-sampling, behavioral observation, & hormonal measures) to study emotion dysregulation in adolescents at high (vs. low) risk for depression. The project is a collaboration between Yale’s Affect Regulation & Cognition Lab (PI: Jutta Joormann) and Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI: Hedy Kober). Hiring is contingent upon pending grant funding. The RA will work closely with the PIs and post doc, participating in all stages of research, including: 1. Recruitment and screening of study participants (healthy and/or with psychopathology) as well as carrying out study sessions; 2. Data collection, organization, cleaning and analysis (self-report, behavioral, clinical, physiological, hormonal, and neuroimaging); 3. Administrative duties associated with day to day study management (e.g. IRB); 4. Programming/editing computerized tasks (e.g. E-Prime)/online questionnaires (e.g. Qualtrics)/lab wiki; 5. Managing undergraduate student researchers. Start date: January 1 2020 is preferred (pending funding; will consider later dates for the right candidate). A two-year commitment is required. TO APPLY:  For questions and applications, please contact reuma.gadassipolack@yale.edu. Please include ‘Depression

13) Full-Time Research Coordinator Position at Stony Brook University. Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Jessica Schleider's Lab for Scalable Mental Health in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. This position is to support an NIH-funded study testing brief, digital interventions for adolescent depression. More information and application portal available here.  

14) Full-Time Research Assistant in LGBTQ Mental Health (NYC). The Esteem Program, affiliated with the Yale School of Public Health, studies determinants of and interventions for LGBTQ mental and behavioral health. We are seeking two advanced Bachelors- or Masters-level research assistants to be involved in studies, funded by NIH and resource funds at Yale, of LGBTQ young adults in the US and internationally. The primary duties for these paid positions will involve administering clinical research assessments to study participants, assisting in research protocol implementation, assisting in database programming and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Excellent communication, interpersonal organizational, and database management skills are required. Intermediate statistical analysis skills are preferred but not required. Our office is located in the Flatiron/Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, easily accessible by public transportation. Competitive salary and fringe benefits. To apply, email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two references to: John Pachankis, PhD; Yale School of Public Health; john.pachankis@yale.edu. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2020, but flexible for outstanding applicants. Search remains open until position is filled.

15) Research Project Manager Position in Anxiety and OCD Research at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. The Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, directed by Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, seeks to hire a Project Manager. Candidates should have an advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., Psy.D., M.D.). The position will entail managing NIIMH-funded trials, providing clinical and research supervision and training to research assistants and post-doctoral fellows, conducting diagnostic and clinical assessments and research treatments, managing day to day operational activities, and assisting with grant submissions, paper-writing, and presentations. Opportunities for part-time clinical practice are available. Estimated start date: July 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their CV and a cover letter detailing their experience with anxiety and OCD and describing their research and career goals to Dr. Blair Simpson, blair.simpson@nyspi.columbia.edu. Formal applications will be accepted on-line starting 12/1 (http://rfmh.iapplicants.com/SearchJobs-city.html) and the direct link will be posted on our website at www.columbia-ocd.org.


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