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The Department of Psychology has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Full-Time Research Study Assistant.
This is Fixed Duration Appointment- The Person-centered Etiology and Assessment Research Lab (PEARL) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, directed by Dr. Katherine Foster, is seeking a full-time research assistant to begin in February, 2020. This will be a one-year fixed duration position. The lab conducts research in two key areas: 1) investigating the unique and common origins, trajectories, and outcomes of mental health problems like depression and alcohol/substance use problems across the lifespan and 2) developing and implementing personalized, scalable mental health treatments across diverse individuals, families, and communities. The research assistant will be responsible for performing work in support of this research program involving human subjects. This position is ideal for a candidate looking to gain additional research experience in clinical psychology before applying to graduate school.
•Act as the primary point of contact for study participants which will generally include screening participants to determine eligibility, explaining study purpose and procedures, reviewing and explaining consent forms, guiding participants through the protocol (i.e., conducting interviews, operating psychophysiological recording equipment, measuring vital signs, directing participants to complete computerized tasks), and fielding study-related questions and concerns of participants •Assist in developing/modifying study related materials (e.g., data collection forms, consents, and questionnaires) •Gather, record (using both paper and pencil and electronic devices), organize, transcribe and verify the accuracy of research study data •Set up research database files and maintain confidentiality of subject records •Provide assistance with conducting reviews and summaries of relevant research literature and perform mathematical and statistical calculations and/or analysis •Inventory and order supplies
•Two years of college-level coursework in a relevant academic area AND one year of appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience. •Prior exposure to clinical populations via experience in a supporting role in mental health research or clinical setting •Demonstrated interest in clinical psychology and previous experience with adults and families/children. •Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. •Satisfactory outcome of Criminal Conviction History check
•Experience with online survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics), computer programming (e.g., R/RStudio, Shiny), and web design.
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