The UCLA Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ADRC) is located in the Department of Psychology at UCLA in Franz Hall. The ADRC is directed by Professor Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D. The purpose of The ADRC is to further our understanding of the factors that place individuals at risk for developing phobias, anxiety disorders and related conditions, and to develop more effective treatments that have long lasting effects and are cost effective.

All aspects of assessment, diagnosis and treatment are conducted within the context of research, and in accord with the ethical guidelines established by the UCLA Office for Protection of Research Subjects. Research studies at the ADRC are funded by multiple sources including the UCLA Academic Senate's Faculty Research Grant funds, the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Department of Defense. ADRC funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) has been continuous since 1993.


Study Coordinator Position

The Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ADRC) is currently interviewing for a study coordinator position. This role involves coordinating an NIMH-funded MRI research study investigating the neurobiological basis for anxiety and depression. The study is informed by the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative put forth by the NIMH: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/index.shtml

Key responsibilities include 1) driving participant recruitment from primary care clinics; 2) conducting diagnostic interviews; 3) facilitating various experimental protocols that utilize computer tasks and advanced psychophysiological monitoring equipment; 4) organizing, cleaning, and analyzing data; 5) supervising MRI data collection protocol; 6) supervising undergraduate research assistants.

Ideal candidates should have 1) a B.A. in any field; 2) a demonstrated record of strong organization and interpersonal communication skills; 3) previous research experience in the area of anxiety or depression; 4) a general aptitude for independently identifying and troubleshooting problems as they arise.

If interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and at least 2 professional/academic references to uclaemotionstudy@gmail.com

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