Research Assistant in Women's Mental Health (Brown University/ Butler Hospital)






The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on studies related to women’s perinatal mental health. The position is available for start by May or June of 2022.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field by the start of the position. Spanish language skills are preferred but not required. The position is particularly attractive for those wishing to pursue graduate or medical school in the future. Opportunities present at professional conferences and coauthor publications can be available to those who are interested. Our previous research assistants have been highly successful gaining acceptance to top-tier doctoral programs in clinical psychology and related fields after completing the position.

The Research Assistant in Women’s Mental Health will work on National Institute of Health funded studies examining critical issues in women’s perinatal health, including studies testing new interventions for pregnant women with mood and substance use conditions conducted by Cynthia Battle, Ph.D., and collaborators. For more information, please refer to Dr. Battle’s 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 at Butler Hospital, we have advanced our own internal efforts to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace (e.g., we hold 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; in addition to studies focused on women’s perinatal health, our work focuses 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.

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Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

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Job Description

Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of women’s