Research Assistant | Rhode Island Method to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services

The Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) project is looking to hire a research assistant (RA), with a potential start date of May/June 2018 (or sooner if available). Candidates should be a recent or upcoming college graduate with a psychology or neuroscience major and an interest in going to graduate or medical school. In the Rhode Island Hospital outpatient psychiatry and partial hospital practices, we have integrated research assessments into clinical practice. The MIDAS project is one of the largest clinical epidemiological studies using semi-structured diagnostic interviews ever conducted, and we have published more than 200 papers from our database.

The RA will be trained in conducting diagnostic interviews and writing clinical reports. The RA will also be responsible for managing databases and entering data, submitting IRB applications, recruiting participants, and conducting other tasks associated with various ongoing assessment and treatment research projects in the outpatient and partial hospital practices. Opportunities are available (and encouraged) for presenting research at national meetings and writing manuscripts for publication. Prior research assistants have published papers as first authors and have been successful at getting into top level graduate and medical schools.

Please send applications (cover letter and CV) to Ms. Deb Lemieux at dlemieux@lifespan.org. For additional information or questions about the position, please contact Mark Zimmerman, M.D. (mzimmerman@lifespan.org) or Kristy Dalrymple, Ph.D. (kristy_dalrymple@brown.edu).