Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Screening & Recruitment Specialist Position at Northwestern University

Screening & Recruitment Specialist
Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University, Chicago Illinois
The “When to Worry” (W2W) Study, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (PI Lauren Wakschlag, Co-I Amelie Petitclerc), is recruiting a Screening & Recruitment Specialist. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for participant screening and recruitment for a study of diverse children and their families. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and will be comfortable approaching and engaging diverse families at the recruitment site. Individuals with experience in recruitment and screening roles are highly preferred.
More information and a full job description can be found here:

We are recruiting for a research study screening and recruitment specialist for the "When to Worry "(W2W) Study. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health (PI Lauren Wakschlag, Co-I Amelie Petitclerc) The W2W study is designed to enhance early identification of mental health problems beginning in infancy. Specifically, the study focuses on characterizing atypical patterns and neural bases of irritability in the first years of life (12-36 mos.) and will employ intensive, multi-modal, neurodevelopmental measurements longitudinally in a sample of 350 infants. Assessments include real time recordings, performance based tasks, direct observations of parent-infant interaction, and infant imaging during natural sleep.

The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will be responsible for participant screening and recruitment for a study of diverse children and their families. Screening and recruitment will initially take place at Rush University Pediatric Primary Care Center, and more recruitment sites may be added over the course of the study. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will enter participant information in a database, and maintain and ensure the quality of that information. The Screening & Recruitment Specialist will work closely with the research team, communicating effectively with the Project Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging with diverse families, serving as the "face of the study" in the university recruitment clinic and be able to work well independently. A high-energy approach to successfully engaging research subjects is key. He/she will also have experience or demonstrated interest in recruiting participants, and understand the importance of obtaining a high level of participation. An ability to interact comfortably and sensitively with diverse families and young children is essential. Experience in prior recruitment and screening roles is optimal. Excellent communication skills are essential; the position requires an ability to effectively communicate research process and goals to study participants, interact with clinic staff, and effectively communicate detailed recruitment information to the study coordinator. Excellent inter-personal skills, a high level of professionalism, and an ability to quickly establish rapport with people of diverse backgrounds are also required. Other necessary skills include excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Position requires successful completion of a full 4-year bachelor’s degree in social or public health science, psychology, or other human services-related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant fieldwork experience. A flexible schedule is essential and weekend and evening hours will be required. Off-site data collection will be required. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and the names of three references to: Martha Neary, M.Sc., W2W Project Coordinator,

Friday, June 17, 2016

Midwest Conference on LGBTQ Health Equity and HIV/AIDS

The Institute will serve as the education, research and community engagement arm of Equitas Health, focused on reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. We will develop and deliver exceptional LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare education and training, engage with LGBTQ patients, work with community-based organizations, and support LGBTQ health research efforts in our region.

With this expansion and in partnership with the Ohio AIDS Coalition (also a division of Equitas Health), we are launching the Transforming Care Conference. The conference will be hosted in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on October 20-21, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.  A pre-conference for People Living with HIV in Ohio will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

This conference evolved as a result of the work of two Ohio-based coalitions. The Ohio AIDS Coalition introduced the Ohio Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS in 1997 and the Central Ohio LGBTQ Health Coalition introduced its LGBTQ Health Equity Conference in 2015. For the first time, these two events will join forces to bring together over 450 health and social service providers, community members, advocates, researchers, students, activists, and community leaders to address the vast health disparities that affect the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV/AIDS.

According to a 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation report, many LGBT individuals report negative experiences when seeking care, ranging from disrespectful treatment or providers’ lack of awareness of LGBT health needs to outright denial of care, shaming, or blaming the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity as the cause for an illness. The same study identified significant medical disparities in the LGBT community. Relative to heterosexuals, LGBT individuals experience a higher prevalence and earlier onset of chronic conditions and disabilities, including mental health disorders, substance abuse, homelessness, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and suicide. Transgender persons are more likely to live in poverty, less likely to have health insurance, experience the greatest challenges, including stigma, and are often least likely among LGBT individuals to report their health as excellent or very good. And, members of the LGBT community are still impacted most by HIV. 

The Transforming Care Conference will provide the necessary tools and resources to ensure healthcare professionals are able to provide culturally competent care and to help us link community members with available provider resources and services.

With the announcement of the conference, we have opened a call for abstracts for both the pre-conference and the full conference. More information is available by visiting

If you have any questions regarding the Institute, please feel free to contact Julia Applegate at For questions regarding the Transforming Care Conference, please email or call (614) 929-8894.

Research Assistant position at Boston Children's Hospital

The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital has an opening for a full-time research assistant (RA) in Psychology.  The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory (BRL) conducts biobehavioral studies examining the effects of maternal and child stress and trauma exposures on young children’s risk for poor developmental outcomes. The current project involves follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are 3 and 5 years old. The goals of this study are to test whether prenatal and postnatal stress exposures predict child outcomes, including cellular aging, stress reactivity, neurodevelopmental functioning, and emotional and behavioral problems.  The main RA responsibilities include scheduling and conducting home and laboratory visits; collecting behavioral, questionnaire, and biosample (blood, urine, hair, saliva) data; data cleaning, data entry, and other data management activities; and administrative tasks (e.g., preparing study materials, ordering supplies, interfacing with other study sites).

Requirements include:

  1. Degree in an appropriately related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field, with a minimum of one year of related experience. 
  2. Experience working with children, preferably young children.
  3. High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and well-developed analytical skills.
  4. Well-developed communication skills. 
  5. Sensitivity in working with multicultural populations, traumatized women, and young children.
  6. Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. 
  7. Willingness to collect biosamples, including blood. Phlebotomy experience is a plus. Phlebotomy training can be provided.
  8. Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
  9. Driver’s License is required to drive to participants’ home when needed. Personal car is not required.
  10. 2-year minimum commitment.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

If interested and meet the above requirements, please send a CV and cover letter to


Research Assistant Position in Pitt Department of Psychiatry

The Pitt Department of Psychiatry is currently recruiting a Research Assistant to coordinate their NIMH funded K01 study to examine emotional processing in 9-13 yo youth at high risk for depression to start in late July or early August 2016.  This study involves collection of neural measures involved in emotion processing (using Event Related Potentials, ERPs) and well as Ecological Momentary Assessment measures of emotional responding and regulation in daily life in the youth participants, as well as a number of clinical and self report assessments in the parents and youth.

Experience with ERPs or other psychophysiological measures is highly desirable, as well as experience working with youth and/or individuals experiencing psychopathology.  Responsibilities include assisting with recruitment, screening and scheduling participants, running participants through ERP protocols, conducting clinical diagnostic interviews with adult and youth participants, administering self-report questionnaires, administering the EMA protocol, data processing/management, and submitting irb progress reports and modifications. Please email me a cover letter and cv to indicate your interest (to in addition to applying through the link through HR below.   The position is currently funded for 30hrs/week (may increase to 40 hrs/week) with a flexible schedule and full benefits.  Some evening and weekend available hours are needed for running participants outside of school hours.

The Recovery Village Invites Students to Apply for College Scholarships

The Recovery Village is accepting applications from students pursuing health-related degrees like psychology and counseling who have a special interest in careers in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment. 
Students can visit to apply. Additional information can be found below:

The Recovery Village Invites Students to Apply for College Scholarships in Pursuit of Health-Related Careers

Applications for $500 Scholarships Are Due by Sun., July 31, 2016

UMATILLA, FL -- Students pursuing a health-related degree in college, and who have an interest in careers in addiction medicine or substance abuse treatment, are invited to apply for The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship, worth $500.

One $500 scholarships will be awarded every semester to students attending an accredited junior college or university whose studies include course work in counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing or psychology and who have an interest in substance abuse treatment and addiction recovery.

The scholarship is sponsored by The Recovery Village, a member of Florida-based behavioral healthcare provider Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), which operates seven addiction recovery treatment centers in Florida, Colorado and Washington.

Scholarships will be awarded based upon submission of a personal statement and an explanation of how a career in addiction medicine and substance abuse recovery factor into the applicants' future plans.

Applications for fall semester 2016 studies are due on or before Sun., July 31.

"There is a growing need for certified addiction recovery therapists nationwide," said ARS chief executive officer Mitchell Eisenberg, M.D., "and we believe that The Recovery Village can assist in filling this void by offsetting the cost of higher education for several students who want to enter this specialized field every year."

There are no geographic boundaries limiting the area from which applications will be accepted, and scholarship dollars may be used for tuition, books, or room and board expenses.

For more information or to apply, visit

About Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS)

Founded in 2013, ARS owns and operates behavioral healthcare facilities providing services for adults and adolescents that include: addiction recovery and treatment for substance abuse, eating disorders and a variety of mental health issues. Its network of treatment centers includes:

·         The Recovery Village (Umatilla, Florida)

·         The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (Palmer Lake, Colorado)

·         Next Generation Village (Sebring, Florida)

·         Orlando Recovery Center (Orlando, Florida)

·         Next Step Village (Maitland, Florida)

·         Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services (Winter Park, Florida)

·         The Recovery Village Ridgefield (Ridgefield, Washington)

For more information, visit

Monday, May 16, 2016

Leading Light Awards and Scholarships

Nominations Open for LLA Scholarships

With thanks to our outstanding sponsors, Women & Hi Tech is honored to provide two $5,000 scholarships this year.  The scholarships (one undergraduate and one graduate) will be awarded to women living in Indiana with plans to remain here after graduation to put their education to work in our community.  The Women & Hi Tech Scholarships are open to women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math.  The two recipients will be honored at the Women & Hi Tech Leading Light Awards on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.   

Nominations are being accepted now thru July 29, 2016.  Learn more and apply at

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Meet Your Arts and Sciences N&M Advisors

Meet with a Career Advisor!
  • ​Are you trying to find a last minute summer job?  
  • Do you need to have a conversation about career/life path?
  • Are you considering applying to graduate school in the fall and looking for information on graduate programs and how to apply? 
  • Have you recently decided not to pursue a health professions career and need guidance on where to go next?
These are just a few of the services we can provide in Arts and Sciences Career Services!  As your dedicated Natural and Mathematical Sciences Career Advisors, we can also help you with:
  • ​​Career/Life Path
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking Strategies
Advisors are available to meet with you now and over the summer.  To make an appointment, visit Career Link, and follow these instructions.  On Career Link, you can also search our jobs and internships database (we currently have more than 700 positions listed with employers who want to hire IU students).  

We look forward to meeting with you soon!