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Role & Responsibilities:
The Department of Psychiatry and the department of Obstetrics Gynaecology and Reproductive medicine will launch the Women’s Mental Health center this year. This center offers comprehensive assessment and care for women with mental disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. We will provide a research assistant the ability to join a team of clinical, epidemiological and neuroscience researchers with a focus on Women’s Reproductive Mental Health. The position will be supervised by senior research staff and by Dr. Veerle Bergink, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive medicine, director of the center.
While several aspects of reproductive psychiatry are studied in this research program, primary foci are:
- Treatments of mental illness during pregnancy and postpartum
- Examination of the earliest deviation in fetal brain development as they relate to maternal illness, maternal medication use and inflammation
- The first onset of severe psychiatric episodes in the early postpartum period
- We actively collaborate with members of the research community at Mount Sinai, as well as with various institutions and consortia throughout the U.S. and the world
Primary responsibilities will include recruiting and screening participants; acquiring and managing data (clinical assessments, digital health solutions, biological data, EEG, neuroimaging); working with pregnant and postpartum women and their infants in a research setting; performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants); and coordinating the meetings and activities of the women’s mental health research group.
We are currently looking for a talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with previous experience and interest in any of the following: (Perinatal) Psychiatry, Obstetrics, neuroscience; developmental psychology; Please contact Dr. Nina Molenaar or Dr. Veerle Bergink with questions or inquiries.
- Conducts human subjects research including, but not limited to: recruiting participants, screening participants for eligibility and obtaining informed consent
- Assists in the collection, analysis and review of experimental data for publication and presentation
- Maintains source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensures accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data
- May secure and ship clinical specimens as required by the protocol
- Performs other related duties including supporting efforts in grant preparation and journal article publication
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience or related field preferred, or a combination of relevant research experience and education
- 0-2 years of research/human subjects experience, previous research/human subjects experience preferred
- Computer and General Skills:
- MS Office Suite basic)
- Entry proficiency in appropriate human subjects techniques
- Experience with SPSS and Matlab a plus, but not required.
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills (seeking a detail-oriented and conscientious orientation)
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