Dr. Stewart Shankman is seeking a research study assistant for his new lab at Northwestern University to assist on a newly-funded NIMH R01 study. Research in the lab examines the basic mechanisms and risk factors underlying mood and anxiety disorders, and aims to contribute to more effective prevention and treatment interventions. Specifically, we conduct multi-method research investigating behavioral, physiological, neural, and genetic aspects of reward and threat processing in individuals with mental illness. The Research Assistant will have the opportunity to gain experience in experimental design, recruitment, data collection and analysis. Opportunities for co-authoring studies will also be available. The position will also provide the opportunity to learn about psychophysiological and psychopathological theory and research more broadly. Successful applicants will have experience in psychological (or related area) research and quantitative data analysis and have strong organizational and writing skills.
Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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