Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 15-Apr-2019 to 29-Apr-2019 (EST)
  • Nathan Kline Institute
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $37,429.00 - $39,000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package


The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our research involves clinical trials and investigations into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders including mood disorders and schizophrenia. The RA will work on an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and research nurses. S/he will coordinate depression and schizophrenia studies under the supervision of Drs. Dan Iosifescu and Matthew Hoptman. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. NKI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.  


Job Duties would include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating clinical trials and/or imaging studies in Major Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia
  • Community outreach and recruitment
  • Pre-screening potential study participants
  • Conducting and documenting the informed consent process
  • Managing day to day activities of the study including scheduling, problem solving, communication and protocol adherence
  • Conducting clinical interviews and administering self-report scales
  • Performing basic medical tasks such as measuring vital signs, drawing blood
  • Data management including reviewing data for completeness and accuracy and electronic data entry
  • Assisting in the preparation of progress and other reports for sponsors and other quality assurance/ethics oversight
  • Assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, other professional presentations
  • Assisting in preparation and maintaining regulatory documents and IRB submissions
  • Other technical and administrative support activities may be assigned


  • BS/BA in psychology or related field
  • Two-year commitment required
  • Prior research experience required
  • Clinical and/or research experience with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred
  • Willing to complete a phlebotomy certification course and perform blood-draws
  • Competent and comfortable with computers and technology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfort in interacting with adult research participants
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Ability to work independently following initial instruction
  • Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).  Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: - Click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

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