Full-Time Research Assistant – Texas A&M University

The Trauma and Stress Studies Center in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking two highly motivated research assistants, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, to start in-person in January 2024. The research assistant will assist the project coordinator (and other study team members) with data collection and management for several studies related to traumatic stress, substance use, and suicide. Under the supervision of Dr. Vujanovic and the project coordinator, the research assistant will conduct participant screening interviews related to PTSD symptoms and alcohol use, assist with participant recruitment, develop and implement data management processes for the ongoing lab projects, participate in research meetings, assist with participant research sessions as applicable, and complete other lab-related duties.  

In addition, The Trauma and Stress Studies Center (TaSSC) is passionate about and committed to improving the behavioral health and well-being of first responders, including but not limited to firefighters and law enforcement, through multi-disciplinary, collaborative team science, stakeholder partnerships, community engagement, and consultation. Interested applicants with backgrounds in first responder work are encouraged to apply.  

The overarching mission of the Trauma and Stress Studies Center, led by Dr. Anka Vujanovic, is to improve the health and well-being of adults who have experienced traumatic life events or who experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or co-occurring conditions, such as substance use disorders and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Our research program is designed to inform the development and refinement of evidence-based interventions via: 

  1. investigation of risk and maintenance processes for subclinical and diagnostic PTSD, particularly those that may be targeted via cognitive-behavioral strategies. 
  1. examination of biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying the highly prevalent co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders. 
  2. evaluation of clinical correlates of suicide risk among various trauma-exposed populations, including college students, first responders, military veterans, and treatment-seeking adults. 

Please contact our coordinator, Kayla Hall (M.S.), at kaylahall@tamu.edu with any questions!  

LEARN MORE OR APPLY (either link):  https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TX/Research-Assistant-2_R-066905-1

Start date: January 2024
Positions available: 2