New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 15-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (EST)
  • PI- Clinical Therapeutics
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • $37,531.00 to $48,555.00 ($26,271.00 to $48,555.00 @ 70% to 100%) Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay ONLY If 100%
  • Salary
  • Part Time

Full benefits according to percentage of full time.

Description: The Developmental Psychosomatics Laboratory at the Division of Clinical Therapeutics at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University is seeking a part-time (70%+full benefits) Research Assistant (with a possibility of turning into a full-time position later on, pending funding). Our research bridges clinical psychology, social affective neuroscience, and psychoneuroimmunology, and is focused on the interface of emotion regulation, interpersonal well-being and physical health over the course of a person's life from early childhood through adulthood, with the goal of uncovering etiology of psychosomatic distress and developing new effective treatments. We implement multi-level research methodology including: clinical interviews, experimental paradigms of emotion, psychophysiologic and sensory assessments, brain imaging (fMRI, MRS), immune biomarkers, etc. RA will be responsible for coordinating and collecting data for the new NIH-funded study and assist with other projects in the lab. There will be opportunities to participate in data analysis and interpretation of existing data from previous studies, and preparation of publications.

Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-coordinating all aspects of the study
-coordinating interactions between several patient recruitment sites and physicians referring patients
-screening and recruitment of study participants
-obtaining and documenting informed consent
-tracking and scheduling subjects for initial and follow-up assessments
-maintaining ethics board (IRB) documents
-conducting clinical interviews and administering self-report scales
-assisting with running interactive fMRI scans
-conducting multimodal sensory and psychophysiological assessments
-maintaining electronic data collection system and database;
-review data for completeness and accuracy; data entry
-help coordinate seminars and conferences organized by our lab
-assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and presentations for professional events
-other technical and administrative support activities may be assigned

- BS/BA or MA/MS in psychology, neuroscience, pre-med or related field preferred
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- excellent organizational skills and attention to details
- clinical experience and/or experience in research with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred
- ability to work independently following initial instruction
- competent and comfortable with computers, technology
- willing to complete a phlebotomy certifications course at NYSPI and perform blood-draws
- minimum two-year commitment required

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:

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