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Research Associate WPIC | Neurobiology of Psychosis Program


We are seeking a full time Research Associate WPIC for research support for the Neurobiology of Psychosis Program for the enrollment, characterization and follow up of research participants under Dr. Prasad’s projects.

This position is grant funded.

Assist in the execution of research protocols and services.


  • Recruit volunteer participants to research studies
  • Screen subjects for research studies using semi-structured questionnaires and other diagnostic instruments
  • Administer structured clinical and neurocognitive assessment to complete all research evaluations
  • Entry of clinical and neurocognitive data into computer database
  • Development of data queries for statistical analysis
  • Organization of the clinical and cognitive data for analysis
  • Educate and train students, volunteers and new recruits
  • Other related duties as assigned in connection with research


  • Bachelors degree required preferably in Psychology, Social Work, Psychiatric Counseling related field. Masters degree preferred
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required
  • One year of relevant experience in research is strongly preferred or a strong background in research
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred
  • Ability understand and administer instruments for diagnosis of various clinical conditions
  • Proficient in Office packages, including but not limited to Microsoft database and spreadsheet programs
  • Background of conducting psychiatric assessments including cognitive evaluations is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and co-ordinate various research evaluations is required
  • Organizational skills

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