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Clinical Research Assistant Job

Job Number: EPB17175

Job Title: Clinical Research Assistant

Department: Exposure Quality - 7127522

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

•A bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields
•Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills
•Past experience of hands-on involvement in a research project
•A career interest in clinical psychology
•Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications
•Strong organizational skills
•Strong interpersonal skills
•The ability to work well with children and parents
•A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner
•A strong sense of responsibility towards work

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital (located in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School), is looking for 2 full-time clinical research assistants for several projects concerning obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Current research projects at PARC include a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Incentive (PCORI) award focused on increasing treatment options for youth with anxiety disorders, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) R01 focused on effective implementation of anxiety treatment for youth, and treatment outcome research in an intensive program for youth with OCD and anxiety. Administrative duties may include consenting patients and families, scheduling participants for assessments, data entry and analysis, collaboration with community partners and stakeholder groups, and preparing submissions to the Human Subjects Protection Committee and Office of Research Administration. Aiding in study recruitment and developing innovative recruitment strategies is an important role of the research assistant. Clinical responsibilities may include screening research participants, administering ratings scales, behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected. Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel to research sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts may be necessary for one or all positions.