Research Psychologist

New York, NY

About the job


Research Psychologist Position Announcement


The Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research (CPPTR) and the Division of Traumatic Stress Studies, joint projects of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, is seeking a Research Psychologist to help run research studies related to the treatment and prevention of PTSD, supervise and conduct psychological evaluations, and contribute to our exciting and growing program of research. The Research Psychologist will work with PIs Rachel Yehuda, Janine Flory, and Amy Lehrner, and senior members of our research team on active research protocols on psychedelic-assisted therapies for trauma and PTSD, and prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Primary responsibilities include: overseeing diagnostic evaluations and inter-rater reliability across studies, managing all study operations including supervision of research coordinators, and completing all regulatory and study documentation for one or more studies. The Research Psychologist may have opportunities for training and providing psychedelic assisted therapy. The candidate may also have opportunities to conduct data analysis and assist with manuscript preparation, as well as contribute to granting writing, if interested.



Experience and Qualifications:

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical training and experience working with PTSD are highly desirable. Experience with veteran population a plus.
  • Experience administering structured diagnostic interviews such as the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID-5) and the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM-5 (CAPS-5)
  • Knowledge and experience of principles of good clinical practice, regulatory requirements, and management of research studies
  • Strong written and communication skills

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