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Provide statistical support and direction to a large research project. Provide statistical support and direction to a large research program focused on the neurobiology of stress response and suicidal behavior and on studying the familial, genetic, environmental, and biological mechanisms implicated in depression and suicidal behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. The research program includes clinical, mechanistic, and translational studies across the spectrum of psychopathology aimed to understand the biological mechanisms implicated in the onset and course of depression and suicidal behavior and to identify biomarkers for these phenotypes that could translate into clinical practice and inform prevention and intervention efforts. Biomarkers are specifically focused on the HPA axis, inflammatory, and serotonergic pathways using multimodal methods at the clinical, behavioral, self-report, molecular, genetic, physiological, and neuroimaging levels (fMRI, PET).

This position is grant funded. 

  • Design and carry out statistical analysis
  • Collaborate closely with outside investigators as needed to complete publications etc.
  • Document analyses and constructs used in analysis
  • Participate in the preparation of manuscripts and research reports and presentations and grants from data generated by these studies
  • Write new programs for data analysis and conduct new data analysis as needed
  • Interface effectively with research staff to maintain efficient communication about data collection, entry, quality control issues and reports
  • Work closely with Principal Investigator and students to compile and analyze datasets from various projects and participate in manuscripts
  • Attend and participate in project-related meetings, including regular staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Master's degree in Statistics, Psychology, or a related Social Science field is required
  • One year of relevant experience with statistical analyses and packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, STATA, R) and Microsoft Office components (e.g. EXCEL, Word, PowerPoint) preferably in research setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills preferred
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills preferred
  • Knowledge of programming languages is preferred
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
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