Research Assistant - Kalamazoo

Job Type: 
Navigate - Kalamazoo

This is an excellent opportunity to gain applied research experience as part of a NIMH funded national study The study is focused on cutting edge interventions for transition age youth who are experiencing early stages of psychosis.



  • Participate in running human clinical trials and implementing the enhanced NAVIGATE intervention at the participating site. 
  • Assists in data capture for the e-Navigate intervention.
  • Recruitment for studies as part of the EPINET grant, managing the day-to-day details of the studies including potential interactions with the funder, Vanguard Research Group, Network180, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) overseeing the study, as well as managing study visits, and compiling, filing and reporting data to central research sites.
  • Works to engage participants.
  • Facilitate participant attendance and participation in study activities.
  • Facilitate participant completion of assessments and testing including but not limited to: physical exams, laboratory work, psychiatric assessments, completion of study tools, and data collection.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or other related human services field. 
  • Prior experience in research, specifically human clinical trials in schizophrenia, or neuropsychological testing, is desired but not required.
  • Prior human subjects training (CITI or GCP) is encouraged but not required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to work under defined procedures, rules and regulations required. 
  • Excellent and effective communication skills and ability to work well in a team.
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license and insured vehicle available daily to use on the job.
  • Ability to provide services in the community in locations that may not be barrier free.
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