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Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant (Closed)

Note: We are actively trying to increase the diversity and representativeness of the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center and the people it serves. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and/or who speak Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply. 



The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC; located in Bradley Hospital in East Providence, RI and affiliated with the Brown Medical School) is an integrated research and clinical program nationally recognized in pediatric OCD and anxiety. PARC encompasses research projects, outpatient services, and an Intensive Treatment Program for OCD. PARC has continually received research funding since 1999 for treatment efficacy, implementation, and comparative effectiveness research. Current PARC research focuses on developing and evaluating new treatments for youth and young adults with OCD and anxiety, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS); using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate quality measurement in exposure therapy; implementing innovative service models for delivering exposure therapy; novel training models for providers in the community delivering exposure therapy; examining the relationship between sleep and treatment for anxiety and OCD; and training parents to support exposure practice as part of exposure therapy. 



PARC is looking for 2-5 full-time clinical research assistants to support several federally-funded research projects. These projects include 1) a clinical trial of TMS with exposure therapy for youth and young adults with OCD (NExT trial), 2) a study using AI to automate quality measurement using harmonized data from prior clinical trials, 3) a comparative effectiveness trial of two service models for exposure therapy in youth with anxiety/OCD (IMPACT trial), and 4) a multi-method study of sleep patterns in youth with anxiety and related disorders (REST study). All Positions include a combination of research and clinical assessment components.  Commitment to at least two years in a position is preferred. This is an in-person position with some limited flexibility for working from home. The position requires relocation/ ability to commute to Bradley Hospital in East Providence, RI.  


  • Research duties may include: 

  • Data entry, management, harmonization, and analysis  

  • Behavioral coding of exposure therapy session recordings  

  • Coordination and outreach with patients/families and/or community stakeholders 

  • Recruiting, scheduling, and consenting research participants 

  • Managing participant visits, including MRI 

  • Preparing submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

  • Drafting study progress reports for funders 

  • Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation 



  • Clinical responsibilities will include:  

  • Screening research participants 

  • Administering diagnostic interviews and rating scales to study participants 

  • Additional opportunities for clinical duties may be available  


Mentorship from psychologists/psychiatrists and opportunities to participate and assist with academic tasks (e.g. poster presentations, writing scientific articles for publication, and grant submissions) are provided. A strong academic record is important and past research experience is desirable.  


  • Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service field preferably in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, or related fields.  

  • A career interest in clinical psychology or related field.  

  • Excellent computer and communication (verbal and written) skills.  

  • Past research project experience (preferred) 

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  

  • The ability to work well with children and parents.  

  • A willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner.  

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft applications. Past data management experience (preferred)

  • Past data management experience (preferred).


To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two written recommendations (sent directly by your recommenders) to Marika Marklin at no later than February 9th, 2024. We will review applications as they are received and contact applicants to extend interview invitations. Please address application materials (i.e., cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation) to Kristen Benito, PhD.  


Lifespan is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetics, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

clinical research volunteer (closed)

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital/The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has undergraduate volunteer positions for motivated individuals with an interest in research and psychology. Volunteers assist with tasks across our current active research studies. To be considered for a volunteer position, the following criteria must be met:

  • Graduated from high school and over the age of 18.

  • Able to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per week for at least one semester (Fall or Spring) or 10 hours per week for Summer. Volunteer positions can be extended beyond one semester and allow for additional lab opportunities.

  • Up to date with vaccinations, including the Covid vaccine, per hospital policy. Volunteers must be able to provide immunization records.

  • Willing to volunteer in person. Transportation to and from Bradley Hospital in East Providence, RI is required.

  • Willing to complete a confidentiality agreement and background check (SSN required) as required by the hospital.

Volunteer responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data entry, the preparation and storage of weekly therapy documents, assembling diagnostic assessment tools, reviewing clinical assessments, and assisting with day-to-day administrative tasks. There may be opportunities to attend clinical and research meetings and participate in multidisciplinary discussions with research assistants and PARC faculty.


A qualified volunteer has excellent organization skills, attention to detail, strong communication skills, and an interest in clinical research. Relevant previous work or research experience is helpful.


To apply for a volunteer position, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an online application using this link:

  2. Send a current CV/resume to Kiany Probherbs ( and Cc: Dr. Jenny Herren (


Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact us if you have specific questions. ​


Please note that we are unable to support independent projects (e.g., Senior Thesis) and positions for course credit.

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