Position Title: Research Assistant - Brown University/Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory

Category: Research Assistants

Name of Lab: E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory at Brown University

Supervisor: Mary A. Carskadon, PhD (Lab Director) & Jared M. Saletin, PhD (Lab Associate Director)

Closing Date: 10/1/21

Description: The E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University is looking for full-time research assistants (RAs) for NIH-funded studies. Current themes include sleepiness, brain imaging, and cognition in children with and without ADHD as well as the effect of serial alcohol administration on sleep in adults. Studies may involve clinical assessments, in-laboratory and/or at-home sleep monitoring, brain imaging, and cognitive testing. Commitment for two years is preferred.

The Sleep Lab (located on the East Side of Providence) is an internationally recognized center for child and adolescent sleep and circadian research. The Sleep Lab is home to the COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and is affiliated with Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Carney Institute for Brain Sciences, and MRI Research Facility. The lab includes 4 bedrooms, modern neurophysiological monitoring, light and temperature control, cognitive testing stations, and wet-lab space. Our group mentors undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and psychology and psychiatry residents. Recent research has examined the development of circadian rhythms, the transition to college, circadian variation in food choice, sleep and asthma, sleep and memory, and sleep in ADHD. Occasionally we conduct studies in adults; for instance, the effect of alcohol on sleep.

RAs recruit, screen, schedule, and consent research participants and families. They are involved in data collection, entry and analysis. They interface with stakeholders, prepare regulatory documents, draft progress reports, and contribute to conference presentations and publications. RAs join in multidisciplinary discussions of research design and take part in academic activities (e.g., journal clubs).

The ideal candidate is interested in graduate school, medical school, or a data-centered career in the behavioral or biomedical sciences. A strong academic record is important; research experience is desirable. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/CV, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly from recommender) addressed to Mary A. Carskadon, PhD and Jared Saletin PhD. All materials should be sent to the lab’s administrative secretary Dotti Frankian (DFrankian@lifespan.org<mailto:DFrankian@lifespan.org>). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.