Stress Development Lab Research Coordinator

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department, run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD. The position will begin in summer 2019 (ideally June). Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology.

 FT Research Coordination Position

Full-time research coordinator position to help with an NEA-funded study examining the effects of reading on social and emotional development in youth.

 Yale Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice

The Yale Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice at the Yale Child Study Center is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism treatment. The position will commence June 2019.

 2019 DPSN Fellowship

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neurodevelopment of Autism Program (SANA) will select highly qualified college graduates for the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC). The YSCS at the Yale School of Medicine is a leading institution for research on childhood developmental and mental health disorders. Through extensive interdepartmental collaborations, the program brings together experts in developmental psychopathology, experimental psychology, statistics, neuroimaging, eye-tracking, psychophysiology, and computational science. The program is led by Dr. Kasia Chawarska and co-directed by Drs. Suzanne Macari and Kelly Powell. Collaborators include Joseph Chang (Statistics and Data Science Department), Todd Constable and Dustin Scheinost (Radiology and Biomedical Imaging), Laura Ment (Pediatrics), as well as Flora Vaccarino, Wendy Silverman, Fred Volkmar, Jamie McPartland (CSC).

 ASD Development Lab

The ASD Development Lab (PI: So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, Ph.D.) at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) at Weill Cornell Medicine is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on research studies on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders including an ongoing studies funded by NIMH and Simon’s Foundation (PI : Sophy Kim). The RA's primary responsibilities include behavioral coding, subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play-based assessments, managing and analyzing data sets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is January 2019. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.

 NIH IRTA

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 Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN) and Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT), in Bethesda, Maryland, seek qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2019. SMDN conducts research on the brain mechanisms of mental illness in youth. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of the brain mechanisms associated with chronic irritability in children and adolescents. NNT uses brain-based knowledge to develop new treatments, such as a new application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 Marcus_Fellowship_Opportunities_2019.pdf

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four research fellowships for recent graduates: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, and the Education Sciences Fellowship. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2019 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2019, and are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.

IRTA Fellowship

The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2019. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

 Clinical Research Coordinator I.pdf

The Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School is accepting applications for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator I position. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts (PI and Director: Luana Marques, PhD). The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to communities. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community organizations, which in turn leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. The anticipated start date for the Clinical Research Coordinator is July 1, 2019.

 VTCRI-Lab Manager-2018.pdf

A full-time research assistant (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King- Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu). Projects in the labs combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations (focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, personality, or substance-use disorders, and at-risk youth). The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and assessing research participants, implementing all aspects of study protocols, and maintaining positive communication with research participants and collaborators. Data collection involves various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, clinical interviews, genetic samples. Additional duties include managing participant databases, organizing project funds, and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. For motivated individuals, there are many opportunities to be involved with data analysis. This is an excellent position for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive or clinical psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

 VTCRI-Clinical Coordinator_2018.pdf

Clinical Research Coordinator (Project Associate) An NIH-funded Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Projects in the labs focus on the neuroscience of motivated behavior and social decision-making, in both healthy and psychiatric groups including individuals with major depression, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented person who enjoys interacting with others, being a key part of a diverse and active scientific environment, working with individuals with varied mental health difficulties, and managing multiple project duties. The position is available for immediate start.

 Drexell University Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science.pdf

Applicants are being sought for one research coordinator position in the WELL Center, 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, obesity treatment, and technology-aided behavior change. This coordinator’s particular focus will be on a clinical trial for obesity prevention in young adults.

 Clinical Research Manager Ad.pdf

The Risk, Prevention and Intervention Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Alexis May, is seeking a Clinical Research Manager to coordinate a randomized clinical trial and assist with a series of research projects aimed at understanding the development and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This position primarily involves coordinating a clinical trial testing a brief suicide prevention
intervention for couples. More generally, the lab investigates the development of suicide risk.

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