Four Full-Time Clinical Research positions at Pediatric Anxiety Research Center, Providence, RI


Bradley Hospital

Brown Medical School

Clinical Research Assistant and Mobile Exposure Coach


The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC; located in Bradley Hospital in East Providence, RI 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 assessment in exposure therapy for OCD and anxiety; and training providers in the community to deliver evidence-based treatment for OCD and anxiety.


PARC is looking for 4 full-time clinical research assistants and/or mobile exposure coaches for a research project focused on increasing treatment options for youth with anxiety and OCD funded by Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).We are recruiting for a number of positions: a) full-time clinical research assistant, b) full-time mobile exposure coach (see clinical duties), or c) a full-time unique dual research assistant-mobile exposure coach role comprised both of research and clinical duties (as defined below).

RESEARCH DUTIES (if applicable to role)

Research duties may include consenting patients and families, scheduling participants, data entry and analysis, 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 Elena Schiavone no later than FEBRUARY 28th, 2020.  We prefer to receive applications via email, but if you or your recommenders would prefer to send us written correspondence, please use the address provided below. 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.

Application materials should be sent by FEBRUARY 28th, 2020 to Elena Schiavone ( who is collecting applications on behalf of Dr. Freeman.

For written correspondence:

Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC)
Ruggles Building
Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915


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