February 1, 2022 at 10:18 pm #5015MGH Mood and Behavior LabParticipant
The focus of our research is on self-injury and depression among youth. We are currently looking to hire one to two full-time clinical research coordinators to assist with NIMH-and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded studies aimed at improving short-term risk prediction for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Studies assessing proximal risk for suicidal behavior use computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and/or ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, passive sensing of social engagement and physical activity, and ecological momentary assessment) in psychiatrically hospitalized youth (see RF1MH120830, R01MH124899, R01MH115905, K23MH126168). Additional studies focus on employing computer vision to identify visual indicators of suicide risk among adolescents (R21MH127231, YIG-1-020-20). Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu and Dr. Taylor Burke at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; clinical interviewing; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; literature reviews; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, REDCap, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime and Python are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome. Prior research, particularly independent research projects, or clinical experience is strongly recommended.
The start date is Summer 2022. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to MGHmoodandbehaviorlab@gmail.com. Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at MGHmoodandbehaviorlab@gmail.com.
Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. There may be unique training and development opportunities available to individuals from underrepresented backgrounds within our group.
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