An innovative position is available for a highly motivated individual seeking a research assistant position in military psychology. The position is with the research group led by Dr. Maggie O’Haire within the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. The research project is an NIH-funded clinical trial of the effects of psychiatric service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their spouses. A substantial portion of the position will be focused on participant recruitment and communication, meaning building rapport and connecting with military veterans and their spouses. All data collection is remote, so communication primarily takes place via telephone calls. It is essential that the candidate have a desire to communicate with research participants while gaining research experience in conducting a large clinical trial.
Applications should be submitted electronically via e-mail to Kate Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a single PDF file that includes (1) a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; (2) a current, detailed curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) names of three individuals (academic or professional) that can serve as references. Complete applications must be submitted by May 4th, 2018. The position is anticipated to start in June or July, 2018.
For more information about the O’Haire Lab and our research, please visit www.humananimalinteraction.org
Ph.D. Student in Human-Animal Interaction
Center for the Human-Animal Bond
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
725 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN, 47907
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