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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.


PARC is looking for several full-time clinical research assistants and/or mobile exposure coaches for research projects. The IMPACT study is focused on increasing treatment options for youth with anxiety and OCD funded by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The BRAVE and STRIVE studies are focused on supporting community therapist delivery of exposure therapy in community mental health clinics and in the home. We are recruiting for a number of positions: a) full-time clinical research assistant, b) full-time mobile exposure coach (see clinical duties), and c) full-time unique dual research assistant-mobile exposure coach role comprised both of research and clinical duties (as defined below). All positions have some clinical components.


RESEARCH DUTIES (if applicable to role)

Research duties may include consenting patients and families, scheduling participants, data entry and analysis, coding of therapy sessions, collaboration with community partners and stakeholders, preparing submissions to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), drafting study progress reports for funder, and behavioral coding of exposure treatment sessions. Participation in multidisciplinary discussions regarding research design and implementation is expected.


CLINICAL DUTIES (if applicable to role)

The position’s main clinical duty is assuming the role of a mobile exposure coach. This entails providing patients (aged 5-18) weekly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in home and community settings, attending weekly supervision with licensed psychologists, aiding in the formulation of a therapeutic treatment plan, and clinical and research documentation of treatment sessions. Other clinical responsibilities may include: screening research participants, administering ratings scales, and administering diagnostic interviews to study participants.


Mentorship from psychologists and opportunities to assist in writing scientific articles for publication and grant submissions are provided. A strong academic record is essential and past research experience is desirable. Frequent travel in Rhode Island and Massachusetts may be necessary for one or all positions.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A strong sense of responsibility towards work.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span 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 Kate Sheehan no later than FEBRUARY 28th, 2021.  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 Jennifer Freeman, PhD, Kristen Benito, PhD, and Joshua Kemp, PhD.


Application materials should be sent by FEBRUARY 28th, 2021 to Kiany Probherbs ( who is collecting applications on behalf of Drs. Freeman, Benito, and Kemp.

clinical research volunteer (OPEN)

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.