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Join Our Team!

The Detroit Trauma Project is a positive community of scholars who are interested in understanding the physiological, behavioral and neurological effects of trauma.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Detroit Trauma Project, please email our Project Manager Sterling Winters. For opportunities, please see below.

 

PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dr. Jovanovic mentors graduate students at Wayne State University. She typically takes students in the Translational Neuroscience Program (TNP) and Psychology (the developmental area).

Before applying, potential graduate applicants should consider their match with the goals and research focuses of the Detroit Trauma Project. Dr. Jovanovic focuses on studying civilian trauma exposure, fear conditioning, brain development, and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children. The laboratory uses interviews, behavioral, psychophysiological, genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods.

Please contact Dr. Jovanovic with any questions regarding graduate admissions in the 2020 cycle and interest fit.

PROSPECTIVE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

The following job posting has been filled as of 10/11/2019. Please email Sterling Winters if you would like to be considered for future Research Assistant Position openings. 

 

The Jovanovic Lab/Detroit Trauma Project in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, directed by Dr. Tanja Jovanovic, seeks a full-time laboratory Research Assistant.

The Research Assistant will assist with studies of civilian trauma exposure, fear conditioning, brain development, and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children. The laboratory uses interviews, behavioral, psychophysiological, genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. Candidates should be familiar with basic and/or clinical research laboratories, have experience working with human subjects in a research/clinical context, have experience working with children, and have some weekend and evening availability. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and careful attention to detail are essential. Duties include interviewing and testing participants and assisting with data management. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment, scheduling participants, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Research assistants also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences.

JOB DESCRIPTION:


•    Under general supervision, perform a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, including but not limited to biospecimen collection, neuroimaging, psychophysiological testing, and trauma interviews.
•    Participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
•    Maintains records of work performed in laboratory databases.
•    Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
•    Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Bachelor's degree OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Experience and interest in working with children.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:


Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field as well as previous research experience with interviewing participants or collecting behavioral, psychophysiological and/or MRI data. Experience managing research projects; previous experience working with children; the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills are essential. Computer skills should include knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and statistical software (such as SPSS, SAS, or R programming).


Research assistants receive salary and full benefits through Wayne State University. Apply online by sending an email including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and three professional references to astenson@wayne.edu and swinters@med.wayne.edu.

 
 

PROSPECTIVE INTERNS

We’re often looking for interns to volunteer in our lab, year-round. If you’re interested in being a part of the Detroit Trauma Project, please fill out the following application:

Interns will assist with studies of civilian trauma exposure, fear conditioning, brain development, and post-traumatic stress disorder in adults and children. The laboratory uses interviews, behavioral, psychophysiological, genetics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods. Candidates should be familiar with basic and/or clinical research laboratories, have experience working with human subjects in a research/clinical context, have experience working with children, and have some weekend and evening availability. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and careful attention to detail are essential. Duties include interviewing and testing participants and assisting with data management. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment, scheduling participants, and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Research assistants also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

•    Recruitment of participants for ongoing studies.
•    Under general supervision, perform a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, including but not limited to biospecimen collection, neuroimaging, psychophysiological testing, and trauma interviews.
•    Participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
•    Maintains records of work performed in laboratory databases.
•    Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
•    Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.