Research Assistant Positions for 2020-2021

  1. Research Coordinator Position at Georgia State University. We have an open position in the Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention Lab in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. We are seeking a full-time research assistant (Job Title: Program Coordinator). We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated individual to manage NIAAA/NIDA research projects focused on the prevention of alcohol use, sexual assault, and related behavior. The Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention Lab research uses both technology-based prevention and experimental paradigms using alcohol administration. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, at least one year of research experience, and ability to work with adolescents and diverse populations. This position is contingent on grant funding and will begin as soon as July 1, 2020. To apply for the position, please go to: Posted June 20, 2020. 

  2. Post-Baccalaureate Research Position at San Diego State University. Drs. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) and Jillian Wiggins (San Diego State University) and the Translational Emotion Neuroscience and Development Lab ( in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University (SDSU) in San Diego, CA is seeking to hire (pending funding approval) a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant for an NIMH-funded research project examining neural mechanisms of risk and resilience in early childhood irritability. We use functional and structural MRI methods, observational laboratory-based measures, and clinical diagnostic interviews. Successful candidates should have keen attention to detail; ability to work professionally with parents and children; and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology, development, or neuroscience is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bacc who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience including the use of new tasks and techniques. Responsibilities will include: (1) conducting experiments in young children (behavioral and MRI data collection); (2) training and supervising undergraduate students; (3) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and (4) assisting with research protocols and compliance. The position will start in September 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. This is a one-year position renewable contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.eduPlease include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”). Posted June 6, 2020. 

  3. Research Assistant Position at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Research Program at the Alpert Medical School of BrownUniversity/Butler Hospital is seeking a full-time research assistant to work on an NIMH-funded R01 study investigating dimensional endophenotypes in anxiety and OC spectrum disorders. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment and screening, data collection/ management, clinical assessment and administration of cognitive-affective assessments. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within a team setting on multiple tasks. Prior experience with psychophysiological assessment and neuroimaging is a plus. This position will begin in June/July 2020and a 2-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Interested applicants are invited to learn more about the position and apply here: For questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Garnaat, PhD( Posted May 07, 2020. 

  4. Research Assistant Position in mHealth and SMI at Brown University Affiliated Butler Hospital. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on a study related to mHealth and severe mental illness.  The position is available for start in the summer of 2020.  In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on the development and testing of a new mobile intervention for patients with schizophrenia following psychiatric hospitalization, which is run by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. and Ethan Moitra, Ph.D. Additional opportunities will be available to work on related projects testing interventions for patients with suicidality, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring substance use disorders.  The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information, please refer to faculty pages: and Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the Director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transition interventions, suicide prevention, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings (inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient). Apply online at: all other inquires to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Posted April 16, 2020. 

  5. 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: