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Research Specialist | Mood Disorder Early Intervention Research Group


The Mood Disorder Early Intervention Research Group ( uses precision clinical and brain measures to better understand risk and resilience, so that we can develop interventions for adolescents and young adults with and at-risk for mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder. We are seeking a full-time Research Associate to join our group.  


  • Performs neuroimaging assessments, including scheduling appointments at the CMU-Pitt BRIDGE center, training participant on tasks and the mock scanner, running experiments, and administering scales.
  • Works with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research staff to ensure that participants complete self-report assessment, passive sensing, and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) protocols.
  • Assists with data transfer, quality control, and analysis of neuroimaging, behavioral, passive sensing, and EMA data.
  • Assists with design and programming of behavioral and neuroimaging tasks.
  • Maintains ongoing records for subject tracking and clinical assessment records in an organized and in a manner easily accessible by the appropriate research faculty and staff.
  • Explain the research protocols and obtain informed consent from participants as needed.
  • Interfaces effectively with research and clinical staff to maintain efficient communication about subjects, scheduled interviews, data collection, data entry, quality control issues and reports.
  • Attends and participates in all project-related meetings, including clinical and research team meetings.
  • Aids in quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data.
  • Completes and maintains required education and certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Research Practice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children and adolescents preferred.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Package (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Familiarity with a programming language for data analysis (e.g., Matlab, R, or Python)
  • Highly responsible and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain flexible schedule including evening and Saturday hours.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to effectively prioritize, complete multiple tasks, and maintain a high attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, and written/oral communication skills, with ability to establish and maintain rapport with research subjects and families.

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