Employment Opportunities

When the department receives notices pertaining to employment opportunities, we will post them here. Information posted here does not constitute an endorsement nor does it indicate that these opportunities have been vetted by the PBS department.

Research Assistant: Butler Hospital’s Psychosocial Research Program


The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time and/or part-time research assistant to work on studies related to hospital aftercare programs for patients with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance abuse). The position is available for immediate start. In particular, we are hiring for National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded randomized controlled trials testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization, which are run primarily by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on related projects testing psychosocial interventions in other populations (e.g., Veterans, those with suicidal behaviors).

Butler’s Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website (http://www.moodtreatment.org) or the Principal Investigator’s webpage at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, mHealth, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Butler - Research Administration Department
Status Full-Time or Part-Time
Hours Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.
Has Benefits Yes
Job Description Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of posthospital interventions for patients with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or comorbid substance abuse.
Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients.
Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting.
Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.
Required Education Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required.
Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.
Application Method Email cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Hspark@butler.org

For more information, visit http://www.moodtreatment.org

For more information, contact Hspark@butler.org

Clinical Assistant: Atkinson Family Practice, Amherst MA

This direct patient care and hands-on full-time position is looking for recent college graduates who plan to pursue a career in healthcare. Training involves obtaining daily patient vitals, assistance in minor in house surgical procedures, direct collaboration with primary care providers from Medical Doctors, Nurses's Practitioners and Physician's Assistants, and training various advanced medical skills. Additionally, being one of the only Integrative Functional Medicine practices in New England, this position also gives students a different perspective on Primary Care from a more holistic stance. Students will not only be mentored under primary care providers, but they will also have the opportunity to connect directly with local patients in the Amherst community as well as gaining valuable and rich experience working in a Primary Care Practice. Some clinical experience is preferred but not required and students will be trained on the job. Please send resumes to Dr. Katherine Atkinson at katkinson@doctorkate.net

For more information, visit https://atkinsonfamilypractice.com/

For more information, contact katkinson@doctorkate.net

Assistant Professor Tenure Track, Developmental Science Program

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu/pbs/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in our Developmental Science Program, starting in fall 2020.  We seek an outstanding scientist with an established record of innovative research to join our program.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in developmental psychology or a related discipline, and have a research program with strong potential for extramural funding.
We seek top candidates with expertise in multicultural aspects of developmental psychology, whose research contributes to understanding development of individuals from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be active in initiatives which connect faculty across our department programs and the University who are also conducting diversity-related research, and contributing to the College of Natural Sciences commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion http://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.  Candidates who focus on African American or Latino populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Examples of focus in this area include how culture intersects with affective, social, or cognitive development, and could use behavioral and/or physiological approaches (e.g., cardiovascular, hormonal, EEG, or fMRI measures).
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (including previous accomplishments and future plans), three samples of representative research papers, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  

For more information, visit http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502632/assistant-professor-developmen...