Research Assistant (Cogito Corporation, Boston, MA) - Posted 11/23/15 (for Jan/Feb 2016 start date)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT


What we are looking for:
Due to extensive sponsored research growth at Cogito, our company is expanding our advanced research program to support large scale clinical, observational, and comparative studies located in hospitals, advanced care clinics, and versatile online platforms. We are seeking an excellent Research Assistant to support all aspects of these innovative studies. Cogito is the world leader in objective real-time measurement and visualization of  psychologically relevant human behavior. Expanding from MIT origins, Cogito’s technology was named a Breakthrough Idea by Harvard Business Review and a Technology That Will Change the World by MIT’s Technology Review. In 2014, Cogito was named the 2nd fastest growing private company in Boston by Inc Magazine. Our technology enables novel research and better treatment outcomes through the automated identification of mental state. Cogito’s analytic software senses unconscious cues in human behavior and uses these cues to infer psychological state, continuously collecting and interpreting the signals underlying telephone conversations and smartphone behaviors. The research at Cogito is focused on the application of these cutting edge behavioral assessment technologies to assessing and improving health and wellness in a variety of patient populations, including those with both mental and physical health disorders. In addition to clinical trials and hospital-based interventions, the team also supports innovative and wide reaching research projects with business partners across a range of fields.

The Research Assistant will be a key member of the team, responsible for supporting, coordinating, and implementing research activities. The ideal candidate is intuitive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to communicate well with multiple interdisciplinary parties. This position is ideal for someone interested in pursuing future graduate studies. 2-year minimum commitment.

Cogito is a rapidly growing Boston-based technology company helping leading organizations better engage  customers and improve employee performance through behavioral analytics. At Cogito, you will be surrounded by smart, innovative, caring people that are proud of the difference our technology makes.

What you get to do everyday:
• Assist with researching and drafting large scale proposals, focused on innovative application of novel technology to better individual and system wide outcomes.
• Support on-going and upcoming publication efforts, sharing the results of our research with the scientific community
• Work with PI, scientists, and research team to design and draft all IRB related documentation, including protocols and human subject safety guidelines. Likely to include study experimental and protocol design
• Research and write white papers and technical proposals for research partnership opportunities. Commensurate with experience, opportunity to interact with research partners across private, government, and academic fields
• Proactively understand needs of business partners and recommend potential research opportunities
• Assist with press releases for new research opportunities
• Responsible for performing literature reviews. Research and present findings to members of the research team
• Understand and interpret statistical analyses presented in journal articles.
• Stay up to date on technology advancements within team
• Ability to guide patients, participant, and clinician users of our technology through it’s installation, application, and interpretation
• Use science knowledge to inform experimental recommendations
• With support of research team, coordinate day-to-day aspects of multiple on-going human subjects trials. Includes communicating with research partners, innovators, scientists, clinicians, and patients. Includes all daily tasks required for study success.

What you bring to the role:
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, cognitive science, public health, or a related field
• 1-3 years of Research Assistant experience. Could be gained through undergraduate RA position
• Ability to support multiple projects and deadlines at once
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Fluency with MS Office
• Familiarity with human subjects research, including experimental design and subject
safety
• Basic statistical knowledge
• Familiarity in technology–based experiments, including mechanical turk
• Interest in quantified self, mobile health assessment, vocal analytics, honest signals, quantifying public health or evidence based research & practices.
Perks:
• Create, sell and deliver solutions that have major societal impact
• Work in a dynamic, creative, and team-oriented environment in the heart of downtown Boston
• Gain valuable experience at a high-growth company that values talent and is devoted to excellence
• Participate in the company’s success through stock options
• Health and dental insurance, 401(k) and other employee benefits.


Please email cover letter and resume or CV: careers@cogitocorp.com
Subject: Research Assistant


Cogito is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, military and veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Full-Time Research Coordinators (Positive Psychology Center, UPenn) - Posted 11/23/15
Start Date: Flexible; now until July 2016
 
Position: Full-Time Research Coordinator at the Positive Psychology Center
 
Location: Philadelphia
 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Angela Duckworth
 
 
Brief Description: The Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania studies two traits that predict achievement: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals (Duckworth et al., 2007). Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions (Duckworth & Seligman, 2005; Duckworth & Steinberg, in press).
We have several research coordinator openings in the lab. For more information, please visit the following website: http://duckworthlab.applytojob.com/apply/HoiAQX/Research-Coordinator-At-The-Duckworth-Lab.html
 
Contact person: David Meketon at duckworthlab@gmail.com
Research Assistant Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, NIH, Bethesda, MD) - Posted 11/23/15

Research Assistant Position

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2016. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is preferred. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient clinic visits, and with inpatients. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Lex Curhan
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
alexa.curhan@nih.gov
301-451-7248
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Research Coordinator (Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA) - Deadline 2/15/16
Applicants are being sought for two research coordinator positions in the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change, Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, under the direction of Meghan Butryn, Ph.D. Dr. Butryn is conducting multiple NIH-funded clinical trials in the areas of physical activity promotion, weight loss maintenance, the use of acceptance-based behavioral approaches to obesity treatment, and technology-aided behavior change. 
 

Coordinator responsibilities will include: scheduling and conducting participants’ clinical research assessments; managing data and coordinating data collection; maintaining contact and approvals with NIH and IRB; and supervising part-time research assistants. Opportunities also will be available, as desired, for additional data analysis and preparation of poster presentations and/or manuscripts related to the projects. Coordinators also have the opportunity to be exposed to and involved in treatment provision.
Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and coursework and/or work experience related to clinical research. This position is excellent preparation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or a related area.
Ideally, candidates will be available to begin full-time work no later than June 13, 2016.
To apply, please complete the questionnaire below, upload your CV, and submit using the >> button by February 15.
If you have problems or questions, contact Colleen Kase at 
cak343@drexel.edu.
Research Position (Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment Psychiatry Department at Mount Sinai) - Posted 2/3/16

The Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC is looking to fill a full-time research position at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, run by Dr. Joseph Buxbaum, renowned researcher in the field of autism. The Seaver Autism Center is a clinical research center focusing on the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders through genetics, imaging, pharmaceutical, and neuropsychological research trials.


We are looking for a highly responsible, organized individual who is interested in eventually continuing on to a medical, psychology, or professional clinical research career. Among the areas for which this individual would be responsible are: phone calls with patients/families/clinicians seeking our services; patient scheduling; data entry/collection/interpretation; study start-up and maintenance; Institutional Review Board submissions; technical/grant writing; and assistance with presentations/publications.


Interested applicants should: possess a Bachelor's degree; be highly familiar and comfortable with widely available computer programs; have a strong background in psychology, biological sciences, study methodology and statistics; have experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults; have a strong interest in research; be interested in learning about etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders; and be able and willing to work with psychiatric patients in a professional and compassionate manner.


Potential opportunities available to successful applicants: publication in major medical journals; networking among distinguished individuals within and outside the medical/psychology fields; exposure to wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and treatments thereof; close collaboration with experienced research psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, and clinical psychologists.


Ideal start date for interested candidates would be June 2016, and the position requires a two year commitment. Interested applicants may email cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Julia George-Jones Research Coordinator Department of Psychiatry Email: julia.george-jones@mssm.edu

Clinical Research Coordinator (Mass Gen Bipolar Clinic and Research Program) - Deadline 4/25/16

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

Clinical Research Coordinator Positions

 

The Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program (BCRP) is seeking applicants for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) positions. The aim of the program is to evaluate psychiatric and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, to learn more about the causes and general course of this disorder, and to investigate the pathophysiology of the condition with neuroimaging and other biological markers. Our program participates in large-scale, multi-site, NIMH, industry, and privately-sponsored initiatives.

 

CRCs will manage and conduct a full range of research and clinical activities within the program. CRCs will assist in conducting clinical studies with the clinical and research staff.  Responsibilities include structured patient interviews, patient recruitment, data collection and management, grant preparation, Institutional Review Board correspondence, phlebotomy (drawing blood), as well as other key administrative tasks. CRCs will also be offered the opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of poster presentations, symposiums, and manuscripts. CRCs also answer triage phone calls, conduct phone screens, participate in case reviews to determine patient’s eligibility and make referrals. A key component of the position includes assisting in grant proposals for future clinical trials. CRCs will liaison with Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, the funding agency, as well as help prepare aspects of the proposal.

The primary research projects the CRCs will work on may include, but are not limited to psychosocial interventions (e.g., mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle changes), medication-based trials (e.g., new medications, dose-response, examination of side effects), and online and mobile phone based studies for bipolar disorder. Currently, a major project within our program is developing MoodNetwork (www.moodnetwork.org), a patient-centered online initiative aimed at building a community of 50,000 individuals with mood disorders to conduct comparative effectiveness studies. Thus, if you have an interest and/or special expertise in web interventions (e.g., website development, design, online assessment and recruitment, use of social media), please mention this in your cover letter. Please note that interest and expertise in managing web content and social media outlets is a plus, but not a requirement or necessary for this position.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior research, statistical, and/or clinical experience is strongly recommended. Specifically, we seek individuals who have worked as a research assistant for at least one year as a volunteer or for pay, but not for college credit. CRCs will collaborate with other members of the research team, faculty and staff of the BCRP, but will also be expected to take initiative and work well independently. Excellent attention to detail, organization, strong interpersonal skills, great writing skills and being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must. Candidates should have knowledge of basic statistical methods. Due to the deadline sensitive nature of many projects, the pace of work may be demanding at times and requires prioritization.  

This position provides valuable experience for candidates interested in applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology or medical school. This is a paid full-time position (40 hours per week); a two year commitment is preferred. Applications are being accepted for positions with either May or June start dates. To learn more about our program and to read more about the ongoing studies at the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, please visit us online at www.massgeneral.org/bipolar. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume at the latest by April 25, 2016 to: wcchang@mgh.harvard.edu or

ATTN: Weilynn Chang

Massachusetts General Hospital

Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

50 Staniford Street, Suite 580                                                                                                                   Boston, MA 02114

Clinical Research Coordinator (Ctr for Women's Mental Health, Mass General Hosp) - Deadline: rolling until approx 2/1/16)
Program Description:
The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. Our research examines a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with these conditions. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website at www.womensmentalhealth.org.
 
Responsibilities:
The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigators and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.
 
The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:
·        Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians
·        Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients
·        Administering psychiatric assessments
·        Phlebotomy and specimen preparation
·        Data collection and entry, and database management
·        Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB
·        Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines
·        Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission
 
Work Environment:
Currently, our group is made up of four research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress.
 
Details:
We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree and who can start preferably by the beginning of June. The salary for this full-time position will start at $30,000 per year, and benefits are available.
 
Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Cecilia Douglas via email to ccdouglas@partners.org or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114.
Clinical Research Coordinator (Biopolar Clinic, Mass. General Hospital) - Deadline rolling until 4/25/16

Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

Clinical Research Coordinator Positions

The Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program (BCRP) is seeking applicants for Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) positions. The aim of the program is to evaluate psychiatric and psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, to learn more about the causes and general course of this disorder, and to investigate the pathophysiology of the condition with neuroimaging and other biological markers. Our program participates in large-scale, multi-site, NIMH, industry, and privately-sponsored initiatives.

CRCs will manage and conduct a full range of research and clinical activities within the program. CRCs will assist in conducting clinical studies with the clinical and research staff.  Responsibilities include structured patient interviews, patient recruitment, data collection and management, grant preparation, Institutional Review Board correspondence, phlebotomy (drawing blood), as well as other key administrative tasks. CRCs will also be offered the opportunity to assist with data analysis and preparation of poster presentations, symposiums, and manuscripts. CRCs also answer triage phone calls, conduct phone screens, participate in case reviews to determine patient’s eligibility and make referrals. A key component of the position includes assisting in grant proposals for future clinical trials. CRCs will liaison with Research Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, the funding agency, as well as help prepare aspects of the proposal.

The primary research projects the CRCs will work on may include, but are not limited to psychosocial interventions (e.g., mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral, lifestyle changes), medication-based trials (e.g., new medications, dose-response, examination of side effects), and online and mobile phone based studies for bipolar disorder. Currently, a major project within our program is developing MoodNetwork (www.moodnetwork.org), a patient-centered online initiative aimed at building a community of 50,000 individuals with mood disorders to conduct comparative effectiveness studies. Thus, if you have an interest and/or special expertise in web interventions (e.g., website development, design, online assessment and recruitment, use of social media), please mention this in your cover letter. Please note that interest and expertise in managing web content and social media outlets is a plus, but not a requirement or necessary for this position.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts is required. A strong background in psychology, biology, and/or health sciences is preferred. Prior research, statistical, and/or clinical experience is strongly recommended. Specifically, we seek individuals who have worked as a research assistant for at least one year as a volunteer or for pay, but not for college credit. CRCs will collaborate with other members of the research team, faculty and staff of the BCRP, but will also be expected to take initiative and work well independently. Excellent attention to detail, organization, strong interpersonal skills, great writing skills and being able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must. Candidates should have knowledge of basic statistical methods. Due to the deadline sensitive nature of many projects, the pace of work may be demanding at times and requires prioritization.  

This position provides valuable experience for candidates interested in applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology or medical school. This is a paid full-time position (40 hours per week); a two year commitment is preferred. Applications are being accepted for positions with either May or June start dates. To learn more about our program and to read more about the ongoing studies at the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, please visit us online at www.massgeneral.org/bipolar.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume at the latest by April 25, 2016 to: wcchang@mgh.harvard.edu or          

ATTN: Weilynn Chang
Massachusetts General Hospital
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
50 Staniford Street, Suite 580
Boston, MA 02114

Department of Psychology

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