The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 1 full-time

research assistant to work on studies related to transitions of care interventions for a variety of

clinical populations recruited from a psychiatric hospital setting (i.e., people with major

depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance use disorders). The

research assistant will primarily work on a new grant-funded project testing the effectiveness

and implementation of a novel transitions of care app for people being discharged from a

psychiatric hospital to improve recovery. There also is a strong emphasis on suicide prevention

in this work. The position is available for start in the fall of 2022.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field by

the start of the position. The position is particularly attractive for those wishing to pursue

graduate or medical school in the future. Opportunities to publish papers and present at

professional conferences are available and encouraged. Our previous research assistants have

been highly successful in gaining acceptance to top-tier doctoral programs in clinical psychology

and related fields after completing the position.

Research assistants will work on National Institute of Mental Health-funded trials testing

interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization conducted by Brandon

Gaudiano, Ph.D., Ethan Moitra, Ph.D., and other faculty. For more information, please refer to

the Dr. Gaudiano’s faculty profile at:

We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply as we strive to build

an inclusive and creative culture for the benefit of both our staff and our patients. Within the

Psychosocial Research Program, we have advanced our own internal efforts to prioritize

diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace (e.g., monthly meetings to discuss, brainstorm,

and problem solve regarding DEI matters). Additionally, research assistants will have an

opportunity to work with diverse groups as Butler Hospital serves all of Rhode Island and

neighboring states.

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,

digital health, mindfulness/acceptance therapies, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid

conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Please see text of the specific job posting below.

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status Full-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 ra esearch assistant for grant-funded studies of transitions

of care interventions (mHealth, suicide prevention, treatment adherence)

for patients with bipolar disorder, depression, suicidal behaviors,

psychosis, and 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.



Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with

psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.



Email a cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Toni Amaral: