Research Assistant Position | University of Maryland ADHD Program

The University of Maryland is seeking a Faculty Assistant with a strong foundation in interventions research to begin as soon as possible. The Faculty Assistant will be primarily involved with coordinating a 3-year, NIMH R34 treatment development grant (PIs: Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano and Dr. Michael Meinzer) which has been recommended for funding. The aims of the grant are to develop and test a depression prevention program for inner-city high school students with ADHD in a small hybrid effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial conducted within a school mental health framework. This is a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal for years 2-3) and is contingent upon official funding from the agency. Start date is as early as August 20th, 2018 but no later than September 4th, 2018.

Responsibilities include project coordination, diagnostic/IQ/behavioral assessment; forming and maintaining relationships with schools/school mental health providers/community stakeholders; recruitment, data management and processing in Redcap and SPSS. Opportunities for data analysis, conference presentations, and manuscript writing will be available.

Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology or related field; 2) research experience in the content of clinical research (ideally interventions research or ADHD research); 3) proficiency with SPSS; 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants who have a research background in ADHD, interventions, depression, behavioral activation and/or motivational interviewing will be given strongest consideration.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Michael Meinzer (mmeinzer@umd.edu) with the subject line “Adolescent ADHD Position.” Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer with a commitment to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.