Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 03-Feb-2020 to 15-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • Clinical Research/Outpatient
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $56,558.00-$71,842.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package


  • Applications are currently being invited for a Clinical Evaluator position available under the direction of Dr. Russell Tobe, at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI). The NKI is focused on understanding the underlying biology of and advancing treatments for psychiatric illnesses including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Projects include clinical trials hoping to advance medication treatment and studies of brain function in ASD. All studies require refined diagnostic characterizations and have significant clinical applicability.

  • The Clinical Evaluator would join a multi-disciplinary team of a psychiatrist, research nurse, psychologist, research assistant, and rotating trainees/interns. The Clinical Evaluator will provide diagnostic evaluations, conduct clinically based research-ratings, assist in protocol management, collaborate with community referral agencies and other NKI research groups, manage community-based outreach, and coordinate with families and individuals interested in research participation. Responsibilities will include any combination of behavioral, neuropsychological and psychiatric assessment; recruitment; and data management. If interested, opportunities for data-analysis and scientific publication will be available. If applicable, pathways to obtain clinical supervision hours for licensure are available in this position. Salary is competitive and benefits include health, vision, and dental.


  • Behavioral, neuropsychological and psychiatric assessment
  • Clinical and research ratings
  • ASD-specific assessments [i.e. Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS), and/or Autism Diagnostic Inventory (ADI)]
  • Recruitment and participant coordination
  • Data management
  • Research consenting


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in psychology, social work, mental health counseling or other related field.
  • Five-day workweek which may include weekend effort in rare circumstances
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver's license
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently
  • This position involves contact with children.
  • Experience in working with pediatric and adult populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior human subject research experience
  • Prior clinical and/or research experience with ASD populations
  • Certifications to administer ADOS, ADI, and/or VABS

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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