Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston is recruiting a full-time research assistant (RA) position with our early psychosis clinical and research group (supervised by Dr William Stone). The RA would join our large, active, multidisciplinary clinical research team, which focuses on early signs of risk for developing schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.
We are seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented recent graduates/soon-to-be graduates. This position provides valuable learning opportunities for individuals who are considering applying to graduate school (i.e., clinical psychology) or to medical school, especially those who are interested in research on the development of psychosis.
Research Assistant I (Recruiter)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for working with other team members to locate, recruit and assess subjects at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis as part of a multi-site and multi-national research study aimed at identifying biomarkers for development of psychosis. Tasks include coordinating with project director and recruiter to access potential subjects; administering screening interviews; scheduling research subjects and healthy controls (HC) for clinical evaluation by the diagnostician; obtaining medical records; administering neuropsychological tests (training provided), assisting in electrophysiological assessments (training provided), scheduling neuroimaging and drawing blood samples for genetic analysis (training will be provided). Working with team members to coordinate flow of subjects and help maintain study files. Participating in weekly meetings with investigators to review ongoing progress of the study. Episodic participation in academic activities such as literature reviews, production of slides, and other scientific materials.
Required Education and Background Skills:
Academic background in behavioral sciences strongly preferred. Minimum college graduate. Resourceful individual with excellent communication and social skills. Must be self-motivated and responsible. A keen sense of organization and attention to detail is essential. Must be able to work autonomously and as a member of a geographically diverse team in and around the Boston area. Ability to maintain highly confidential information is critical. Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses is helpful. Good computer skills.
If you are interested in applying, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sara Bravo at firstname.lastname@example.org.