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Full-Time Clinical Research Assistant and Mobile Exposure Coach (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 underserved backgrounds and/or who speak Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.



The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC; located in Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island 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 outcome, dissemination, implementation, and comparative effectiveness research. Current PARC research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative treatment models for youth with OCD and anxiety; improving quality and outcomes in exposure therapy for OCD and anxiety; training providers in the community to deliver evidence-based treatment for OCD and anxiety; testing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for adolescents with OCD; 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 a full-time clinical research assistant/mobile exposure coach for our Partial Hospital treatment program. This position includes a combination of research and clinical (assessment and/or treatment) components.Commitment to at least two years in a position is preferred. This is primarily 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 and to other locations throughout RI for conducting in-home clinical visits.



Clinical responsibilities will include:  

  • Screening research participants 

  • Administering rating scales 

  • Administering diagnostic interviews to study participants 

  • A primary clinical duty will be serving as mobile exposure coach, which entails providing patients (aged 5-18) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in hospital, home, and community settings, attending daily meetings with the treatment team, aiding in the formulation of a therapeutic treatment plan, and clinical and research documentation of treatment sessions 



Research duties will include: 

  • Consenting patients and families 

  • Data collection using Redcap and/or review of the electronic medical record 

  • Data entry and analysis 

  • Collaboration with staff in the partial hospital program 

  • Preparing submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

  • Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation 


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. Frequent travel in Rhode Island and Massachusetts may be necessary.


  • 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.  

  • Six months to one year of direct childcare work with emotionally impaired youth. 

  • 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.  

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the lifespan with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns.  


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 July 22nd, 2022. 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 based on 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 volunteership positions for motivated college undergraduates or others with an interest in research and psychology. Volunteers assist with the BRAVE, STRIVE, IMPACT, and/or OCD Intensive Program studies.

Primary 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 various research and administrative tasks as they arise. There is the opportunity to attend clinical and research meetings and participate in multidisciplinary discussions with research assistants and PARC faculty. A qualified student will have excellent organization skills, attention to detail, strong communication skills, and an interest in clinical research. Relevant previous work or classroom experience is helpful. Students are expected to commit meaningful time to the volunteership, a minimum of 10 hours per week. Past clinical research volunteers have received independent study credit or applied for outside funding to support their time at PARC, and we are happy to provide any feedback or documentation necessary for eligible students. Transportation to and from Bradley Hospital will be necessary to attend the job.


Please note, we may or may not have openings at this time depending on need.


If you are interested, please contact Kiany Probherbs ( to find out if we are currently looking for volunteers.  

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; applying earlier increases your chances for consideration.