Clinical Research Asst McLean Hospital(MCL) McLean Hospital(MCL) 146 reviews

Clinical Research Asst

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McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

The Ressler Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA is hiring a full-time clinical research assistant to conduct research with human subjects under the supervision of Dr. Antonia Seligowski.

Our lab uses translational research to study trauma and PTSD. Methods include electroencephalography (EEG), fear conditioning, phlebotomy, psychophysiology (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, skin conductance), and clinical interviewing.

Principal duties may vary over time with grant funding and project demands, and with skill level of other staff assigned to projects. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assists with clinical research studies as per study guidelines and protocols
  • Recruits and evaluates potential study participants
  • Obtains informed consent from potential study participants, educating them about the study including the possible risks/benefits, procedural details, and significance of the study
  • Collects patient information and maintains patient database for study
  • Administers questionnaires and clinical interviews to consented study participants
  • Administers psychophysiology and EEG-based tasks
  • Obtains and processes blood samples (phlebotomy training will be provided)
  • Ensures ongoing data integrity for the project by overseeing data collection, entry, storage, and management
  • Maintains regulatory documents and assists with IRB submissions
  • Monitors equipment, maintains inventory, and orders supplies when necessary
  • Performs data analysis and QA/QC data check
  • Assists in preparing project presentations, manuscripts, and progress reports
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

  • BA or BS degree
  • Must have prior experience working with human subjects
  • Application must include:
    • Resume or CV
    • Writing sample (e.g., honor’s thesis, manuscript, essay)
    • Cover letter
    • Contact information for 2 professional references (reference letters not required)
  • Experience conducting psychological or neuroscience research preferred

Candidates will be required to demonstrate:

  • High degree of computer literacy (e.g., Excel, Word)
  • Careful attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with study participants
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, ethical behavior, and respect for subjects’ rights, confidentiality, and individual needs

All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.

EEO Statement

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.

Primary Location
MA-Belmont-MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus

Work Locations
MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus 115 Mill Street Belmont 02478


McLean Hospital(MCL)


Standard Hours

Employee Status

Recruiting Department
MCL Research

Job Posting
Feb 5, 2021

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