Full-time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the intersection of anxiety and psychotic disorders.Under direct supervision and working as a member of an interdisciplinary clinical research team, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting study participants into research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data.
More specifically, the research assistant will help conduct a neuroimaging study of anxiety and schizophrenia. This will require a desire to work directly with individuals who experience psychosis as well as excellent organizational and data management skills. The research assistant will regularly attend clinical meetings and will assist with recruitment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additional responsibilities include scheduling study visits, psychological testing of participants, conducting fMRI experiments, and assisting investigators in the analysis of study data.
The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently. The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities. This is an ideal position for individuals interested in mental health, the biological basis of mental disorders, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and/or psychotic disorders. Individuals will have the opportunity to pursue their own research interests as they relate to the intersection of psychosis, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development). Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.
Assist with recruiting and interviewing study participants.
Assist in investigating and gathering data.
Collect and organize data from a variety of reference sources.
Provide appropriate documentation for research.
Update manual and/ or automated database file and maintain records.
Prepare charts, graphs, and tables according to accepted research practices.
May assist in lab maintenance.
Order supplies and equipment.
Monitor and maintain inventory control.
Maintain accurate and timely documentation and communication with Investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors and other research related entities.
The Department of Psychiatry provides inpatient and outpatient services to children, adolescents, and adults with mental illnesses.
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