Research Assistant Position in Anxiety Disorders | Columbia University Medical Center | New York State Psychiatric Institute

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center, co-directed by Dr. Franklin Schneier, is seeking a full time Research Assistant. The position is ideal for someone interested in translating science into new treatments for patients with anxiety disorders or depression and who is considering applying to either medical or graduate school.

Candidate will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring randomized clinical trials and biological research protocols in the areas of social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and depression.

Duties include: patient recruitment and scheduling, patient screening, data collection and management. Duties can include assisting with brain imaging procedures, IRB procedures, grant applications, and/or manuscript preparation.

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

The ideal candidate will have research experience and an interest in brain mechanisms underlying behavior. A working knowledge of data management software, such as excel, SPSS, and/or Matlab is desirable. The ideal candidate will be organized, self-directed, and good at multi-tasking, and will have excellent interpersonal skills.

This position will provide in-depth research experience with clinical populations. Two year commitment preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and CV (or resume) to Dr. Franklin Schneier at with the subject “NYSPI Research Assistant Application.”