The Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division (MIND) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research scientist to work on 2-3 of the following research projects: 1) a federally-funded longitudinal study of suicidal behavior examining suicidal subtypes using ecological momentary assessment and biobehavioral tasks; 2) a foundation-funded trial examining efficacy of a brief intervention to prevent suicidal behavior; 3) a federally-funded evaluation of effectiveness and implementation of best practice assessment and intervention of suicidal outpatients in New York Stat. MIND is dedicated to innovative research on suicidal behavior, self-injury, and depression. Postdoctoral appointments have a three year limit. Responsibilities for this position include:
Study coordination and oversight of all study procedures
Tracking and maintaining contact with study participants
Supervision of data collection and management
Supervision of research assistants and student volunteers
Conduct brief suicide prevention interventions in emergency department and inpatient settings
Assist with the development and provision of suicide prevention trainings
Preparation of regulatory reports and IRB material
Assistance with data analysis and interpretation
Preparation of manuscripts for publication The position offers the opportunity to become part of one of the leading suicide research teams, to develop a research program, to publish manuscripts using newly collected and existing data sets and to interact with a broad range of expert faculty.
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