Research Psychologist

Worcester, MA
Mar 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator of an NIH funded study, the Research Psychologist will be part of a dual-site multidisciplinary clinical research study on opioid-exposed newborns. The Research Psychologist will be under the direct supervision of a neurodevelopmental disabilities pediatrician and coordinate testing schedules with the study Research Coordinator. The Research Psychologist will administer a selection of diagnostic tests, structured interviews, and psychometric assessments to research subjects. He/She will interact closely with the PI, members of the research team, and collaborate with investigators at the different research sites.


    Obtain consents, including permission to review medical records Screen research subjects, conduct medical/family history interviews, and assess research subjects Describe and explain the general purposes and extent of the clinical and laboratory testing included in the study design Provide consultation to Principle Investigators or their designees on appropriate diagnostic measures and tests Administer and score tests as specified in individual research protocols. Where appropriate, furnish diagnostic test reports Perform structured manual guided therapy under the supervision of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists as part of a research protocol Lead the patient in a variety of structured tasks and lessons to learn coping skills Abstract pertinent data from medical records onto the project case report form Assist in all project related documentation, including preparation of materials for project meetings, IRB submissions, summary reports, and ongoing project evaluations Maintain follow-up with study subjects as specified in the research protocol Assist with recruitment efforts, may include giving talks/trainings in the community Supervise and train research assistants in the administration of specific assessment measures Coordinate with Research Coordinator to maintain records Perform other duties as required.


    Master's Degree in psychology, or equivalent. PhD is strongly preferred 2 years' experience administering a variety of tests Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of research protocols Ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, flexibility and the capacity to interact effectively with a variety of individuals and audiences Ability to travel to off-site locations

    Experience performing infant assessments, including administration and scoring Experience working with adults with Substance Use Disorders Flexible schedule