New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 27-Dec-2019 to 31-Mar-2020 (EST)
  • PI- Anxiety, Mood, Eating and Related Disorders
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $41,464 (including location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package according to percentage of full-time effort

The Center for OCD and Related Disorders, directed by Dr. Blair Simpson, is seeking a full-time Research Assistant. The Center for OCD and Related Disorders is part of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric institute at Columbia University Medical Center. The mission of our center is to improve the lives of individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related problems, by advancing our understanding of and the treatment for these disorders. This position is ideal for someone interested in translating science into new treatments for patients with anxiety, OCD and related disorders and who is considering applying to either medical or graduate school.  Because of the training involved in this position, a two-year commitment is requested.  Estimated date of hire:  July 1, 2020.

Candidate will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring clinical trials and biological research protocols in the areas of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders. The position will involve working on teams with both clinicians and scientists and will expose one to a wide range of research, while also providing in-depth experience with clinical populations. Duties may include: patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening, data collection and management, neurocognitive testing, brain imaging procedures, IRB procedures, grant applications, and/or manuscript preparation.

Minimum Qualifications: Preferred BA or BS in Biology or Psychology or other related field.

The ideal candidate will have research experience, be curious about the brain mechanisms underlying behavior, want to work with this clinical population and have excellent technology skills and a working knowledge of data management software e.g., excel, SPSS, and/or Matlab). Those who like a fast pace, multi-tasking, and working on interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply.



To apply:   Submit an application with cover letter and resume by March 31st through our website Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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