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Research Assistant - Neuropsychiatric Research

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

The Institute of Living, one of the first mental health centers in the U.S., remains one of America’s leading not-for-profit centers for patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorder. Through our dedicated, experienced and skilled clinicians, we provide patients and their families with the highest quality of personalized care. Programs are offered for children, adolescents and adults struggling with mental illness as well as offering services specializing in Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Geriatric Services.

The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center (, located in Hartford, CT and academically affiliated with Yale University, is an established clinical neuroscience research center at the Institute of Living that uses functional neuroimaging, genetic, and related technologies to better understand the neurobiological basis of psychiatric illnesses and to advance knowledge of successful treatment.   Within the Clinical Neuroscience & Development Laboratory, this Research Assistant position is ideal for an individual with experience and/or aspirations for a professional career in clinical psychology or clinical neuroscience research on a graduate or medical school track.


Job Summary

Responsible for coordinating and overseeing recruiting, interviewing and collecting data on cognitive testing and biomedical data for multiple types of brain imaging studies in healthy populations and inpatients with a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions.  Other responsibilities may include data scoring/entry, statistical data analyses, psychological literature searches and summaries, completion of reports detailing study progress.  Potential for shared clinical and administrative duties across several federally-funded research projects.  Reports to the Director and/or Lab chief.



  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred in a field such as psychology, clinicial research, neuroscience, or related subject required
  • Prior research experience and knowledge of conducting psychological research required, at least one year as Research Assistant I preferred 
  • This position requires a level of research experience and knowledge of relevant research protocols, principles and procedures. 
  • Proficient with commonly-used computer programs that can be used for data entry, tracking, and analysis (Excel, SPSS, Microsoft Office). 
  • Candidates with experience in clinical research techniques such as cognitive testing or psychiatric interviewing strongly preferred

We take great care of careers.

As a Hartford Healthcare entity, The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package and all the benefits of working in a thriving centrally located urban community:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs
  • Historic park-like grounds designed by Frederick Law Ohlmsted

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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