Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 14-May-2018 to 21-May-2018 (EST)
  • Nathan Kline Institute
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $37,000-$40,000 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package


The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) invites applications for a Research Assistant position. S/he will coordinate a neuroimaging study of social reward learning in patients with schizophrenia and healthy individuals under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Pamela Butler. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to work on cognitive remediation and electrophysiological studies. This position requires a 2-year commitment. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school. NKI is focused on understanding the biology of and advancing treatments for psychiatric illnesses. NKI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.


  • Recruit people with schizophrenia and controls
  • Coordinate with participants and other research personnel to schedule appointments
  • Clinical interviews
  • Social and neuro-cognitive testing
  • Work on neuroimaging studies
  • Maintain and manage IRB and research records
  • Data entry and assist with data analysis
  • Opportunities to participate in research presentations and manuscript publications
  • Opportunities to learn MRI analysis programs


Basic Qualifications:

    • B.S. or B.A. in psychology, cognitive science or related field
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Willing and able to learn specialized research software and lab equipment for data collection
    • Willing and able to learn to administer clinical interviews and social and neuro-cognitive tests
    • Emotional stability and maturity in order to work with psychiatric populations
    • Attention to detail


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in human subjects research (e.g., participant testing) or working with psychiatric populations in a clinical setting
  • Experience administering cognitive tests
  • Experience in clinical assessments
  • Experience using formulas and calculations in excel and other computer programs
  • Experience collecting MRI and/or EEG data in human subjects


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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