New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 18-Apr-2017 to 24-Apr-2017 (EST)
  • PI- Clinical Therapeutics
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • $35,538.00 to $46,012.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full Time


The Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence (CECC) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) is a dynamic research center aimed at reducing mental health disparities through service-based, implementation, and community-based research. The CECC works together with the Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) and the Hispanic Treatment Program at NYSPI.  The CECC/ADC is seeking a Research Assistant to join its team. The incumbent's role will include providing research and administrative support to the Center working under the direction of experienced faculty and staff. This position will report to the CECC Director and Research Coordinator.


The research duties of the CECC/ADC Research Assistant include:

  1. Coordinate and monitor research protocols, including self-administered instruments.
  2. Recruit research participants and assist with data collection, such as screenings, focus groups, etc.
  3. Assist with other data collection activities, including blood drawing, assessing vital signs, clinical duties, and performing EKGs (training will be provided).
  4. Conduct data maintenance/entry and assist with the transcription of interviews and focus groups in English and Spanish as needed.
  5. Assist with the coding and analysis of quantitative or qualitative data.
  6. Assist in the preparation of grant applications (e.g., literature searches, biosketches).
  7. Conduct academic database searches and assist with the preparation of study reports and scientific articles.

The administrative duties of the CECC/ADC Research Assistant include:

  1. Support the CECC, Hispanic Treatment Program, and ADC by providing research and administrative support as needed, including assisting in covering the front desk, preparing clinical charts, and other tasks.
  2. Handle travel and events logistics (e.g., making travel arrangements, scheduling meeting rooms, parking requests, arranging refreshments).
  3. Prepare and process travel reimbursements, pay orders, purchase requisitions, order of supplies, and provide other administrative support for CECC/ADC projects and activities.
  4. Maintain CECC's website and listserv to ensure dissemination of projects and research findings, and prompt communication with research and community partners.
  5. Perform other administrative duties as needed.


Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Public Health, or another related field required. Additional work, research experience, and/or education a plus.

Training & Requirements:

The applicant must have the ability to multi-task, maintain attention to detail in a busy work environment, and work independently under minimal supervision.   Experience working in mental health, Latino populations, or cultural competence issues preferred. Spanish language proficiency a plus. Experience preparing reports and/or research articles a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Experience with Access, SPSS, SAS, or other database applications a plus. Experience with qualitative analysis and/or analysis software, such as ATLASti or NVivo, a plus. 

The ideal candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including academics, clinicians, community members, as well as consumers of mental health services and their families.

Salary & Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive salary (see above) and benefits package including health and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement for qualified coursework, and retirement plan.

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. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Depending on the physical work location and/or job duties, the successful candidate may be required to be screened through the NY State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs and/or screening through the New York State Central Child Abuse Register prior to assuming any duties that will involve contact with patients and/or children.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement. Contact information:

New York State Psychiatry Institute
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