The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital and Brown University is looking to hire a part-time/full-time research assistant to work on a study related to mHealth and severe mental illness.  The position is available for immediate start.  In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on the development and testing of a new mobile intervention for patients with schizophrenia following psychiatric hospitalization, which is run by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. and Ethan Moitra, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on other related projects testing treatments for patients with suicidality or bipolar disorder.  The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website ( or to each faculty member’s web page located at: and

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on suicide prevention, post-hospital transitions, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

The Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (DPHB) is among the top academic departments of psychiatry in the United States. The DPHB has over $50 million in externally sponsored research in innovative programs which are integral to the department’s mission to further understanding regarding the etiology and treatment of psychiatric illnesses. The DBHB is the largest department in the medical school, with over 150 full time academic faculty and over 270 clinical faculty, as well as the department with the most external funding.

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Butler - Research Administration Department


Full-Time or Part-Time


Daytime with some evening hours.

Has Benefits


Job Description

Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire a research assistant for a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study related to mHealth and severe mental illness. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method

Send cover letter and CV/resume to Drs. Brandon Gaudiano and Ethan Moitra at