Monday, January 5, 2015

Attention: Bilingual Students or Recent Graduates

Job Opportunity: Research Assistant/Project Coordinator for Project ASSIST

The Culture and Evidence-Based Practice lab (see housed at the Department of Psychology at DePaul University (Chicago, IL) is seeking a research assistant/project coordinator for Project ASSIST, which is a randomized control trial evaluating a group based therapy intervention for predominately low income Latino and African-American children and adolescents with depression delivered in public school settings. This position is part-time (approximately 20 hours/week). 

Responsibilities include conducting interviews of youth and their parents (including clinical, diagnostic, and language assessments) at various study sites, recruiting families and participants, training research assistants on assessment protocols, managing datasets and coordinating interviews and interviewers, processing data and conducting data analyses, generating summaries and reports of study progress, assisting with research review board applications, updating and managing the project’s website, and helping group therapists to prepare for child and parent sessions.

The ideal applicant will have: bilingual (Spanish) language skills; experience / strong interest in working with children and adolescents and those with mental health problems; previous research assistant experience; excellent written and verbal communications skills; and facility with statistical programs (e.g., SPSS), software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, websites, and online surveys.

Interested candidates can direct questions to Dr. Antonio Polo, or Ana Goya Arce at
For fullest consideration, submit a CV or resume along with a brief cover letter.