Clinical Research Assistant Position in Clinical and Meditation Research

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The research group of Associate Professor Anthony King in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at The Ohio State University is seeking a full-time clinical research assistant to join the Mindfulness Laboratory beginning summer 2024.  Our research focuses on understanding neural mechanisms of meditation and psychotherapy, mindfulness-based and psychedelic interventions for individuals with posttraumatic stress, depression, and persistent distress.

Research includes:

  • Mindfulness-based and Mind-Body interventions for underserved communities, and work in mental health equity research
  • Neural and clinical outcomes related to Ketamine-assisted Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, with fMRI and EEG.
  • Collaboration with the State of Ohio Adversity and Resilience (SOAR) studies.
  • Multi-site neuroimaging analyses of neural effects of meditation.

This position offers opportunities for experience in clinical and translational research, including screening, assessment, treatment and data acquisition, and possibilities for involvement in analyses. Opportunities also exist for career development, independent projects, presentations at regional and national conferences, and publications.

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related health science field (required)
Experience with human subjects research (managing IRB, interacting with participants, data collection, etc.)
Strong organization skills, and detail orientation

The Ohio State University Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer and people from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, People of the Global Majority, BIPOC People are encouraged to apply.  Columbus Ohio is a diverse and vibrant city in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan area in US with population >2M.

Interested applicants please email with a cover letter and resume/cv.

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