June 5, 2015

RA position in child psychology at the Yale Child Study Center


This position is affiliated with our NIMH-funded R01 study of neural mechanisms of cognitive-behavioral therapy for aggression in children across psychiatric disorders.  Anticipated start date is Augusts 1, 2015. The Postgraduate will be trained in a variety of aspects of clinical research and will gain experience in the understanding of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders including disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety autism, and ADHD.

The position includes the following:

1. Learn about developmental psychopathology and behavioral and cognitive-behavioral treatments for aggression in childhood disorders. Train on how to guide children and families through clinical studies of behavioral therapy.  Learn to administer, score and interpret measures of social behavior, anxiety and neurocognitive functioning to children and adolescents.

2. Become familiar with and participate in activities related to a study that uses electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine brain mechanisms of response to cognitive-behavior therapy for aggression and irritability in children and adolescents. The Postgraduate will learn the importance of the interface with families during all parts of the research process.

3.  Become familiar with behavioral, neuropsychological and EEG research conducted with children neurodevelopmental disorders.  The Postgraduate will have an opportunity to learn about neurocognitive tasks for evaluating brain mechanisms of cognitive and emotional functioning.  The Postgraduate will work closely with the team conducting studies of cognitive control and emotion regulation across childhood psychiatric disorders.

4. Attend weekly grand rounds devoted to various topics in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry.

5. Aid in preparation and possibly co-author manuscripts based on research studies conducted.

6. Learn proper data management procedures in a research study.

BA or BS required.  Psychology, Pre-Med, or Neuroscience background required with research experience preferred.  Please submit letter of interest and resume to Denis Sukhodolsky, Ph.D., at denis.sukhodolsky@yale.edu.

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