Research Assistant Position: Childhood Onset Depression (full time)

Research Assistant Position: Childhood Onset Depression
Mood, Brain, and Development Unit, Emotion and Development Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, Maryland)
full-time post-graduation (starting June 2020)

Are you interested in neuroscience research and working with children/adolescents? The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2020. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.Within the Emotion and Development Branch of the NIMH, the Mood, Brain and Development Unit is led by principal investigator Argyris Stringaris, MD PhD, and conducts research using fMRI and MEG data to study the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood-onset mental illness. Our studies are on the cutting edge of longitudinal research studying children and adolescents with major depression.Responsibilities: As a research assistant with MBDU you will gain experience working with patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process including observing diagnostic interviews with patients, administering standard psychometric measures, training subjects to participate in neuroimaging, and analyzing neuroimaging data. Duties and responsibilities include: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using statistical and graphics programs and researching scientific literature. Requirements: The full-time, two-year position requires a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). Additional Information: Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in biomedical investigation. Post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. To Apply: Please complete the MBDU application We are accepting applications on a rolling basis with a final deadline of midnight 15 December 2019. Please also (1) forward an updated resume and unofficial transcript to Lisa Gorham (, and (2) complete the universal NIH IRTA application ( no later than 15 January 2020. (posted 10/2019)