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Research Assistant (Bipolor Spectrum Disorders, NIH, Bethesda, MD) - Rolling deadline; posted 12/5/14

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 2015. 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 normal 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:
Alli Oakes
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Alli.oakes@nih.gov
301-451-7248

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Clinical Research Coordinator (Community Psychiatry, Mass. General Hospital/Harvard Med School) -- Deadline 1/15/15

MGH Community Psychiatry PRIDE
Clinical Research Coordinator Position (Full-Time)

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 Clinical Research Coordinator 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: Luana Marques, PhD). The program’s central focus is researching the implementation of evidence-based practices in resource-constricted settings. 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 will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. Responsibilities include:

  • Project initiation and maintenance, including outcomes data, binders, and study databases
  • Assisting with the coordination of study visits, trainings, and implementation efforts
  • Monitoring new research and data and incorporating into scientific manuscripts
  • Assistance with focus groups and administration of questionnaires
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Assistance with writing of results for reporting, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Assistance with associated dissemination activities
  • Acting as a resource for staff
  • Overseeing work of undergraduate research assistants, co-ops, and other volunteers

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology, Public Health, or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants must be proficient in Spanish (Level C1 or C2 of The Common European Framework).

The position is available late May/early June, 2015 and is a two-year, full-time position. This position offers valuable education and research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in public health, clinical psychology, or medical school.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, and a copy of your unofficial transcript to Louise Dixon at ldixon1@mgh.harvard.edu. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by January 16th. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date.

Clinical Research Coordinators (OCD & Related Disorders, Mass General Hospital) - Deadline 2/1/15

Clinical Research Coordinators
for the Department of Psychiatry at MGH

The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2015 graduates) with a  background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 8, 2015.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
• Recruiting study candidates, conducting phone screens, participating in case reviews to determine
candidate’s eligibility, and making referrals when appropriate.
• Scheduling and monitoring flow of assessments and treatment sessions, and ensuring their timely
completion.
• Verifying accuracy of study forms and updates them per protocol.
• Performing study procedures such as phlebotomy.
• Administering and scoring clinical self-reports and neuropsychological assessments.
• Collecting, entering, and managing assessment and treatment data.
• Acting as a liaison to the human research committee, preparing and submitting study applications,
amendments, and continuing reviews.
• Assisting with formal audits of data.
• Assisting with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures.
• Assisting with the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, grant applications and progress
reports.
• Conducting literature searches.
• Performing administrative support duties as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow directions
• Computer literacy
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Basic knowledge of research methods and SPSS
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs

EDUCATION:
• B.A. or B.S. in psychology or related field
EXPERIENCE:
• Previous research experience

The position is full time (40 hrs per week) and it is paid. The position starts June 8, 2015 and will progress throughout the year. It is not a temporary position. To read more about the studies currently running at the OCD and Related Disorders Program, please visit our website www.mghocd.org/studies

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide a resume/CV, cover letter, and have references available. Please list your GPA (cumulative and major’s GPA) and relevant coursework on your resume/CV.

Please send your application to Barbara Rosemberg via email. Applications should be received by February 1, 2015.

Contact:
Barbara Rosemberg, MHA
Program Manager
OCD and Related Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Office: 617-643-3079
Fax: 617-643-3080
brosemberg@mgh

Pre-doctoral Fellowships (Yale Child Study Center, Yale University) -- Deadline 2/13/15

Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience

The Yale Fellowship in Developmental and Computational Social Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical, developmental, and computational research on social cognition in infants at risk for autism as well as toddlers affected by developmental disabilities at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for research on autism and related social disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training involving clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2015.

The fellowship's curriculum includes participation in weekly science meetings, weekly Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory meetings, research tutorials and courses, and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine, and Departments of Psychology and Statistics. 

The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, technological, and eye-tracking studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the Lab and for completing experimental protocols with infants and toddlers and their families, including administering standardized assessment procedures, coding behavioral measures, entering data, videorecording assessments, assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations, and providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the Lab. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

Eligibility Requirements:  Eligible are college graduates who will have received a bachelor's degree by June of 2015. While candidates are expected to have some experience with computer programming, familiarity with a statistical analysis package (e.g., SPSS, R), outstanding analytic skills, and an interest in clinical research, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. Previous experience with developmental, cognitive, or clinical child psychology will be favorably reviewed.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping stone towards future graduate studies.

Application Information: 

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Suzanne Macari. Additional information about the Yale Early Social Cognition Laboratory/Technology and Innovation Laboratory can be found here

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:
1. A completed application form
2. A resume
3. Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable). Transcripts may be sent directly from the institution.
4. A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced.
5. Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential

Electronic applications (with scanned documents and separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to yescog@yale.edu

Mailed applications may be submitted to:
Yale Early Social Cognition Lab
40 Temple Street, Suite 7D
New Haven, CT 06510 

For a list of recent publications, visit the Yale Early Social Cognition Lab website.

 

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Yale Autism Program, CT) - Deadline 2/21/15

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience

Award Description

The Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience will select highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on social cognition in children at risk for autism at the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution for clinical research on autism and related social disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach to autism research spanning projects in behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, molecular and population genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year program of training involving clinical and research experiences.

The training curriculum includes participation in an intensive summer training period in the field of autism clinical research, a weekly seminar on autism (1 semester), bi-weekly science meetings (year-long), weekly Child Neuroscience Laboratory meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. The fellow will also be trained in an empirically-validated behavioral intervention for children with autism, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). The fellow will then be a primary PRT therapist for preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorders, under the supervision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. Additional training experiences will be in daily activities related to functional neuroimaging research in high-risk infants and children with autism, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and eye tracking. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results. The Fellowship will also provide additional funding (beyond the award amount) for participation in one international conference related to autism research per year. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by the program directors, and involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists.

Sponsor Institution: Yale Child Study Center, Yale University

Program Directors: Kevin Pelphrey, Pamela Ventola and Brent Vander Wyk

Additional FacultyJames McPartland, Brian Scasselati, Fred Volkmar, George Anderson, Kathleen Koenig and Julie Wolf

For more information on the Faculty at the Yale Child Study Center Developmental Disabilities Clinic, visit ourfaculty directory.

Award Amount: $30,000 the 1st year, and $32,000 the 2nd year (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2015

U.S. Citizenship: Not Required

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible are college graduates who will have a bachelor's degree by June 2015. While candidates are expected to have experience with computer programming and an interest in medical research goals, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However we do hope that for fellows leaving the program, the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the FAQ page for questions regarding this fellowship and application.

Application Information

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Kevin Pelphrey. Additional information about the Yale Child Neuroscience Lab can be found at http://www.yale.edu/cnl/ 

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A resume
  3. Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
  4. A 2 page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced
  5. Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential

Mailing Your Application

Please address your application to:

Kevin Pelphrey
230 South Frontage Rd. 
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-3565

Links to Recent Publications

For a list of recent publications, visit the Yale Child Neuroscience Lab website: http://www.yale.edu/cnl/publications.html