Research Assistant, Brown-Affiliated Butler Hospital Psychosis/Bipolar/Substance

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    Ellen Wittler

    The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2 full-time research assistants to work on studies related to transitions of care interventions for a variety of clinical populations recruited from a psychiatric hospital setting (i.e., people with severe mood disorders, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance use disorders). There also is a strong emphasis on suicide prevention, treatment adherence, and digital health in our projects. The position is available for start by June of 2022.

    Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field by the start of the position. The position is particularly attractive for those wishing to pursue graduate or medical school in the future. Opportunities to publish papers and present at professional conferences are available and encouraged. Our previous research assistants have been highly successful gaining acceptance to top-tier doctoral programs in clinical psychology and related fields after completing the position.

    Research assistants will work on National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded trials testing interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization conducted by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D., Ivan Miller, Ph.D., and other faculty. For more information, please refer to the Dr. Gaudiano’s faculty profile at:

    We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply as we strive to build an inclusive and creative culture for the benefit of both our staff and our patients. Within the Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital, we have advanced our own internal efforts to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace (e.g., we hold monthly meetings to discuss, brainstorm, and problem solve regarding DEI matters). Additionally, research assistants will have an opportunity to work with diverse groups as Butler Hospital serves all of Rhode Island and neighboring states.

    Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, digital health, mindfulness/acceptance therapies, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

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    Butler – Research Administration Department

    Status: Full-Time
    Hours: Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.
    Has Benefits: Yes

    Job Description: Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of transitions of care interventions for patients with bipolar disorder, depression, suicidal behaviors, psychosis, or comorbid substance abuse. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

    Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

    Application Method: Email a cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Toni Amaral:

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