Research position at Boston VA

The Boston VA Research Institute (BVARI) at the Boston VA Healthcare System is seeking a research assistant/technician to work under the direction of Brett Litz, Ph.D.  Dr. Litz’s lab is a very active and dynamic setting, allowing for involvement in many studies and initiatives related to the prevention and treatment of PTSD in military settings, predictors of risk and resilience, telehealth approaches to treatment, and the prevention of pathological grieving. Responsibilities will include assisting Dr. Litz and the project directors in his lab with various research functions including data management and organization, grant administration, literature reviews, and administrative tasks in support of lab projects. Opportunities for authorship on presentations and/or publications may be available. Mentorship by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be provided. Salary is highly competitive and benefits are available.

Requirements: A BA/BS in psychology or related discipline and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  Fluency with statistical software and prior laboratory research experience is preferred.

Anticipated start: June 2016.

Duration: 1-2 years (a second year is secured after a successful first year review), with possibility of additional extensions.

Inquiries: Resume/CV with accompanying cover letter describing research interests and career goals should be sent to Charla.Rhodes@va.gov. For further information, you may also email Elisa Bolton, Ph.D., atElisa.Bolton@va.gov.

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