Part-time/Full-time Research Assistant

Providence, RI - Posted: 07/18/18 | SHARE:


The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and Brown University is looking to hire a part-time/full-time research assistant to work on a study related to mHealth and severe mental illness.  The position is available for immediate start.  In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on the development and testing of a new mobile intervention for patients with schizophrenia following psychiatric hospitalization, which is run byBrandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. and Ethan Moitra, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on other related projects testing treatments for patients with suicidality or bipolar disorder.  The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website ( or to each faculty member’s web page located at: and


Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.


The Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior(DPHB) is among the top academic departments of psychiatry in the United States. The DPHB has over $50 million in externally sponsored research in innovative programs which are integral to the department’s mission to further understanding regarding the etiology and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. The DBHB is the largest department in the medical school, with over 150 full time academic faculty and over 270 clinical faculty, as well as the department with the most external funding.

Has Benefits: Yes

Hours: Daytime with some evening hours


Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and CV/resume to Drs. Brandon Gaudiano and Ethan Moitra at

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