Research Associate

Research Associate

NYU Child Study Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Research Associate for Child Traumatic Stress will be responsible for providing research support for programs and projects related to childhood trauma in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This position will support two federal grants that are funding efforts to bring trauma-informed practices to child welfare programs in New York and around the country. The Research Associate’s tasks will involve working both internally with Department staff and externally with providers, family members and other stakeholders in the community. This position is available to those with at least a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, including those who are seeking research experience prior to applying to doctoral programs. Applicants should also have a background in research methods, knowledge and/or interest in child welfare and mental health, and flexible hours for scheduling.


College graduate with a B.A. or M.A. in psychology, social work, public health or related field. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Power Point, is required. A minimum commitment of two years is required and placement in position may not exceed three years.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing support to the Principal Investigators, Department staff and project stakeholders regarding overall project functioning and goals.
  • Actively participating in team meetings, providing input on project-related activities, responding to challenges, and conducting follow-up as needed.
  • Organizing data and preparing materials for presentations and publications.
  • Drafting, editing and proofing of grant proposals, quarterly/annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Setting up and managing research databases.
  • Assisting with data collection, management and analyses.
  • Coordinating communication with dissemination sites.
  • Assisting with grant purchases and payments to consultants and subcontractors.
  • Tracking grant expenses.
  • Working with the Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) and assisting with IRB applications and reports.
  • Working with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) and other Medical Center grant support offices.
  • Reading and summarizing relevant scientific literature for Department staff.
  • Contributing to the preparation of articles and presentations on research outcomes.
  • Arranging meetings and developing meeting materials as needed.

The candidate will spend a small amount of effort on program management and organization, including ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.


Please email your cover letter and CV to and specify the position for which you are applying.

New York University Langone Medical Center is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.ncluding ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.

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