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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The position is for a Research Assistant (RA) on the grant Dimensional Endophenotypes in Anxiety and OC Spectrum Disorders (“Core Features” NIMH R01 R01MH110449; Rasmussen PI).  The RA's responsibilities include scheduling and running participants at the Brown MRI research facility (MRF) as well as MRI data cleaning, preprocessing, and analyses.    Responsibilities also include participant recruiting and screening, as well completing literature reviews, contributing to on-going research reports and presentations, and other research tasks assigned by study personnel.  The RA is expected to work with adult participants, as well as with all study personnel and other medical professionals as needed to advance the scientific aims and project related goals of the Core Features study and related projects in the OCD research group.  The RA needs to be detail oriented and able to multi-task. Time management, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills are necessary.  RAs are expected to attend regular supervision meetings with the project director and study personnel.  Due to the nature of the study, flexibility in scheduling is also required (e.g., willingness to occasionally work nights to accommodate participants) and the RA must provide own transportation between research sites.  A BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience or closely related field is required. Knowledge of clinical research procedures and experience interacting with psychiatric populations is preferred.  Due to the extensive training period and nature of the position, a two-year commitment is preferred. 

Job Qualifications

  • BS or BA in Psychology, Neuroscience or Closely Related Field
  • Previous research experience working with psychiatric populations preferred
  • Previous experience with human subject research in psychiatric populations is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of experimental research methodology necessary and knowledge of clinical research procedures is preferred.
  • RAs should be experienced with computer applications, including word processing and excel.
  • Previous experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS) and database management is preferred.  
  • Previous experience with neuroimaging is a plus. 
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills as well as good attention to detail, flexibility and ability to work well with team members. 
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Criminal background and education check is required

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Research Assistant


Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Grade 7

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Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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