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Position available: Research assistant in neuropsychology with Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Digital Health project. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. The primary responsibility will be assisting in the management of the Precision Brain Health Monitoring research program. The studies are centered on cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI)/chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and involve technology integration into research methods and analytic tools including natural language processing (NLP).  In addition to testing participants and helping manage all aspects of related to executing the study protocol, responsibilities will also include helping with administrative demands such as hiring and supervision of temporary employees and student interns. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research and willingness to work non-traditional hours. Only those available for face-to-face interviews will be considered. Two year commitment is strongly preferred. Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).  If interested, please send resumes to DigiTechBU@gmail.com


 

WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE  

Position Title: Research Assistant
Department: Psychiatry
Division: Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry 
Position Summary:  Under general supervision, assists in performance of NIMH-funded research studies of depression treatment among underserved older adults being served by elder abuse and case management agencies in New York City and Westchester County.

Position Activities

  • Screens and recruits potential study subjects in the community.
  • Performs on-site and in-home structured clinical assessments to assist in determination of patient diagnosis.
  • Administers research battery of additional measures on depression severity, suicidal ideation, cognitive functioning, medical comorbidity, physical functioning, social support, etc.
  • Develops and prepares data collection sheets according to protocol requirements.
  • Reviews data for accuracy, maintains records of study data, and assists in data entry.
  • Tracks patients over time for follow-up assessments.
  • Attends team meetings to gather and present information.
  • Assists in preparation of research documentation including IRB protocols.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements
Minimum Requirements
*College degree
*Public transportation between appointments (or own car)

Highly Desired Requirements
*Prior research experience
*Prior experience with clinical populations

Skills and Abilities
*Superior interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
*Familiarity with software including MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS. SAS, Stat, Medline, PsychInfo, and other library resources a plus.
Note: This position involved time both in NYC and in White Plains (Westchester County) NY.  No relocation assistance is provided for this position.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Weill Cornell Medical College is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EOE/M/F/Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Please send cover letters and resumes to chm2072@med.cornell.edu


Exciting job opportunity available:  Research assistant in neuropsychology with the renowned Framingham Heart Study. Our offices are located in Framingham, MA but we are part of the departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. The primary responsibility will be conducting neuropsychological testing on subjects with ages ranging from 25-100+. Testing will take place primarily in clinic, however, research assistants are expected to make home visits as well on a regular basis. Responsibilities will also include entering and cleaning data, preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings, and conducting literature searches. Additionally, applicants are expected to assist with a wide range of research projects and the myriad of tasks associated with them. These other studies are centered on cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), natural language processing (NLP), technology integration into research methods, precision brain health and neuropathology, among others. Travel throughout New England and other states is required. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours and a car. Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered. Two year commitment is strongly preferred. Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details).  If interested, please send resumes to fhsneuropsy@gmail.com

The Research Assistant position is a great entry-level opportunity for students looking for positions after undergraduate or graduate studies.  We are looking for applicants who are looking to build a career in the research field.   Please note that all applicants should send their materials to the following email address: fhsneuropsy@gmail.com.

http://www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/research/brain-health-research-lab-neuropsychology-group-at-the-framingham-heat-study/


 


 

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY at Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program.  Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-service-year-1

Interns in our program gain valuable experience that can be relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children. Please contact:  Stephanie Diehl, Casa de Esperanza de los Niños, Inc., PO Box 66581, Houston, TX 77266-6581  Main Office: 713.529.0639  Fax:713.529.9179  Stephanie@casahope.org