Full-Time Research Assistants

We are currently looking to hire a full-time Research Coordinator!


This position is to support a NIMH-funded study using innovative ambulatory methods to investigate social media and sleep disruption in adolescent suicide risk. This position is well-suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate study in clinical psychology or related programs. 

Brief Description of Duties

Responsibilities of the Research Coordinator include, (but are not limited to):

Coordinating recruitment efforts; Organizing and overseeing data collection; Assisting in the development and management of study protocols; Conducting clinical interviews and assessments; Maintaining and revising IRB protocols and approvals; Assisting with research reports and procedures; Management, cleaning, and preparation of data; Supervision of undergraduate volunteers.


Based on interest and suitability, there may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. We are looking for a 2-year commitment for this position.

Qualifications of RA


Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field (e.g., public health, pre-med). One year of prior research experience is required (including as a student), preferably in a psychology lab or other clinical sciences. Ideal candidate will also have prior experience with lab management for at least a year, which can include experience as a student.


The successful candidate will have strong writing skills; excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with attention to detail; proficiency in managing multiple tasks and working both independently as well as with a team; and preferably have experience interfacing with children and adolescents. Proficiency in word processing and Excel is required. Experience with data management, statistical software (R, SPSS), and coding is welcome.

Application Information

Start date is summer 2021. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. The position will be a hybrid of remote and in person, but in person is expected in Fall 2021.


Please complete an initial application at the link below by uploading a cover letter and CV with contact information for three references. 

For additional information, please review the website or contact Dr. Hamilton at jessica.hamilton@rutgers.edu.

Please submit your application here.