Bethesda, Maryland - Posted on: Friday 12/06/13
Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award)
positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2014. BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology,treatment, and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Bipolar Disorder and severe irritability (i.e., Severe Mood Dysregulation, “SMD”) in youth.
The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is preferred.
Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and normal volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and
analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient
contact during outpatient clinic visits, and with inpatients.