September 13, 2013

RA Position for the Mindful Awareness for Parenting Stress (MAPS) research study at Loma Linda University

Opening for a Research Assistant on an Intervention Study Examining the Efficacy of Mindfulness Interventions for Parents of Young Children with Developmental Delays at Loma Linda University. The Research Assistant for the Psychology department is responsible for coordinating the administration of the Mindful Awareness for Parenting Stress (MAPS) research study (see study website for details at and would be supervised by Drs. Cameron Neece and Lisa Roberts. This is a one to two year position (about 11/13 – 7/15). The Research Assistant will handle administrative management of the study, including implementing and maintaining participant tracking databases and ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date; coordinate record keeping and manage the supply of study materials; manage Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, including assisting in the preparation and submission of revisions and updates to the IRB; assist with data collection from parent and child participants; conduct interviews with parents and study activities with children as part of data collection for the research study; analyze and enter research data collected, as part of the study, into
the appropriate databases; participate in staff meetings; and other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a closely related field, with significant Psychology coursework, is required. Additional clinical or research experience strongly preferred.  Bilingual (Spanish, English) preferred.

Additional Information:

Loma Linda University is a health sciences university and its Medical Center, one of the main health-care institutions in Southern California, is the flagship of a system of hundreds of health care institutions around the world.  The university is centered on a biopsychosocial-spiritual model of wholeness.  The Department of Psychology is housed within the School of Behavioral Health and includes APA accredited Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology.  Loma Linda is conveniently situated in the foothills of the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountain ranges and is in driving range of San Diego/Orange County beaches, Palm Springs, downtown Los Angeles, Big Bear/Arrowhead, and Las Vegas.

Loma Linda University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and individuals from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.  Loma Linda University and Medical Center is a religiously sponsored institution and employer. Applicants must be supportive of the LLU mission statement.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, vitae, and names/contact information for at least three references to Dr. Cameron Neece at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  We hope to have the position filled by November 1, 2013.  

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