June 4, 2014

UYTC Graduate Student Research Assistants

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has immediate openings for graduate student research assistantships in community-based dissemination and implementation science focused on trauma-informed violence prevention/intervention with co-occurring substance abuse and disruptive behavior disorders. 

UYTC is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) with federal, local, and foundation funding and related activities. 

The UYTC graduate student research position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review) with responsibilities that include the following primary tasks:
  • Participation in manualized protocol/treatment trainings for professional providers and community members
  • Participation in collaboration and consultation with partnering agencies and professionals
  • Contribution to database development, management, and analysis
  • Preparation of IRB submissions and amendments
  • Preparation of formal written reports for funding agencies
  • Collaboration in peer-reviewed journal manuscripts and scholarly conferences under faculty supervision

  • Master’s Degree completed or in progress in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
  • Interest in urban youth and families
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in team setting

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