Research Assistant/Technician Opportunity in Military/War-related Traumatic Stress, Moral Injury, and PTSD

The Boston VA Healthcare System is seeking a research assistant/technician to work under the direction of Brett Litz, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University and Director of Mental Health for the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center (MAVERIC). Dr. Litz’s lab is a very active and dynamic setting, allowing for involvement in many studies and initiatives related to the treatment of PTSD and trauma-related problems in service members and veterans, and moral injury. Responsibilities include assisting Dr. Litz and the post-doctoral project directors in his lab with various research functions including data management and organization, grant administration, literature reviews, and administrative tasks in support of lab projects. Opportunities for authorship on presentations and/or publications are available. Mentorship by postdoctoral fellows is provided. Salary is highly competitive, and benefits are available. 


Requirements: A BA/BS in psychology or related discipline and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  Fluency with statistical software and prior laboratory research experience is preferred.   

Anticipated start: June 2021.

Duration: 2 years (a second year is secured after a successful first year review), with possibility of additional extensions. 

Inquiries: Resume/CV with accompanying cover letter describing research interests and career goals, as well as any questions, should be sent to Ruth Chartoff at Ruth.Chartoff@va.govApplications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be reviewed until the position is filled or by April 1st at the latest.