Research Assistant Position with the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study at Yale

We are seeking a full-time research assistant (RA) position working on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study at Yale. The RA plays a primary role in data collection with adolescents and their parents, coordinating logistics and data management, and works closely with our ABCD staff and team. A successful RA would be someone who works effectively with others (participants and fellow ABCD team members), is organized and detail-oriented, and is excited about a fast-paced, collaborative research environment.

The job allows staff to conduct research, practice key interpersonal skills (support, clinical interviewing, crisis management), collect biological and psychological data, and provides an opportunity to see what it is like to work not a typical 9-5 schedule (many sessions are in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends). We have had several previous RAs succesfully gain entry into top medical schools. Their work on the ABCD Study often is highlighted in their interviews. Typically we look for a two year committment. The position comes with full benefits. 

For anyone interested, email Arielle Baskin-Sommers, PhD, at

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By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect