Research Assistant - Clinical Research (NKI-RS)
Applications are currently being accepted for a 2-year Research Assistant position starting
Summer 2022 to work on the NKI-Rockland Sample Research Program (NKI-RS) at the
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY. The
Nathan Kline Institute fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the
opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience.
The NKI-Rockland Sample Research Program (NKI-RS) is a large-scale (n = 1,500),
open-science research program focused on understanding brain maturation, brain health, and
mental health relationships across the lifespan utilizing innovative MRI- and EEG-based imaging
approaches, in-depth clinical research assessments including general health, neuropsychological
testing, physiological assessment, and in-lab fitness testing. Innovative remote testing tools via
mobile technology are utilized for ecological momentary assessment, remote cognitive testing,
and daily activity level assessment.
The NKI-RS is an open-science data resource for researchers worldwide and contributes
to open data-sharing initiatives, such as the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project, International
Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative. http://fcon_1000.projects.nitrc.org/indi/enhanced/
Research assistant responsibilities for this new NKI-RS study include in-lab data collection
across the range of clinical and experimental procedures outlined above, study recruitment,
scheduling, data entry, and data management. We provide research assistant positions that are
an excellent stepping stone for highly motivated candidates who plan to pursue graduate
programs in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine.
Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, biology, or related
scientific fields. For positions that start in the mid to late summer, interviews are typically
conducted in the winter However, we accept applications on a rolling basis and have position
openings at other times based on grant funding start dates and research staff transitions.
The ideal candidates will have prior human subject research experience, strong interpersonal
skills, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a member of a team as
well as independently.
Anticipated salary is 40K, and benefits include health, vision, and dental.
• Protocol implementation/data collection
• Recruitment and scheduling
• Data scoring and management
• B.A. or B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, biology, or other related scientific field
• Prior research experience is preferred
• Looking for highly motivated candidates looking to gain cognitive neuroscience and clinical
research experience in a fast-paced learning environment
• Weekend work is required
• Access to a vehicle is necessary
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Some prior EEG and physiological equipment technical skills and/or experience with Python is
a plus, but not required
• Strong written and oral communication
Application instructions: In your cover letter, please discuss your career plans and how this
RA position may help you advance towards those goals. Please be specific. If we believe that this
position is not a good fit for you, you may not hear from us. Please do not attempt to contact us
through the Nathan Kline Institute website or by phone.