Research Assistant Position | McLean Hospital

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION (FULL-TIME): Dr. Kristin Javaras is seeking a highly motivated and professional college graduate for a two-year position providing support for clinical research studies in the area of eating disorders and health behavior. Studies include: (1) a federally-funded neuroimaging study in women experiencing binge eating; (2) a study examining the feasibility of using wearable technology to assess health behaviors, including stress eating, in the real world; and (3) studies examining predictors of outcomes after eating disorder treatment. This position may also involve support for other studies or projects related to the Principal Investigator’s research program and clinical practice. Specific responsibilities will include: performing literature searches; managing participant recruitment, screening, and tracking; assisting with participant assessment, task administration, imaging scans, and other physiological measurement; maintaining and updating data generated by the studies; performing data processing and basic data analysis; contributing to the writing of manuscripts and grant applications; and handling administrative tasks. This position offers an excellent opportunity for recent college graduates looking for clinical research experience before applying to doctoral programs (particularly in the areas of clinical, counseling, and health psychology, or neuropsychology) or medical school.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA or BS Degree. Must have at least one year of related clinical research experience (which can include undergraduate research experience). Must have demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies, strong writing skills, and an ability to work independently. Prior coursework in psychology, neuroscience, or related subjects preferred. Prior experience with neuroimaging also preferred.

TENTATIVE START DATE: First available start date is November 19, 2018

INSTRUCTIONS: Interested applicants should:

1.) Send a CV and cover letter to Kristin Javaras, DPhil, PhD at kjavaras@mclean.harvard.edu, AND 2.) Submit an application through the McLean Hospital website at www.mcleanhospital.org/careers (Job ID 3075358). Please include a current CV/resume and cover letter with the application.

Job Posting Date: October 1, 2018