Fall 2017 Applications will open Tuesday, August 1st — please check back after that time!!!
Applications should be sent to:
The Grady Trauma Project Volunteer Program
The Grady Trauma Project (GTP) is a NIH-funded research project that investigates the relative contributions of genetic and environmental risk factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a highly traumatized, low socioeconomic status minority population.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of trauma and trauma-related disorders and will be a member of a team at the forefront of PTSD researchers. Volunteers will gain experience working directly with adults and/or children with a range of psychopathology, will develop helpful clinical skills, and will be able to administer a number of widely used psychological assessment instruments with both chronic and acutely traumatized populations.
Volunteers will complete 6+ hours of clinical research tasks per week for a period of 6+ months. Weekly team meetings occur on Fridays from 11am-1pm at Grady (specialized project meetings also occur on Fridays at various times depending on the project).
- Complete required training and hospital orientation
- Complete all necessary documentation as needed.
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Commit to 6+ hours per week average volunteer time over 6+ months (preferably 1 year)
- All positions are at Grady Memorial Hospital in Downtown Atlanta, GA
- Opportunity (Psychology) – Participant Screening and Recruitment (4-6 openings)
- Recruit research participants from hospital waiting rooms for the largest epidemiological civilian trauma study in the world
- Approach potential participants, explain study and consent participants into the study
- Conduct research participant screens, including collecting participant trauma history, administering psychological symptom inventories, assessing alcohol and drug use, eating behavior, etc.
- Collect participant saliva sample for subsequent genetic analysis
- Opportunity (Pre-Med/Psychology) – Predictive Biomarkers Project Intern (4)
- Maintain presence in the Marcus Trauma Center to recruit participants who have experienced a criterion A trauma
- Be present in the trauma room as each trauma comes into the center to assess for eligibility and injury status
- Approach, include/exclude participants, interface with medical care staff about suitability and sample collection, consent participants
- Assist with various responsibilities and project needs as necessary
- Able to commit to 6+ hours a week for a period of 6+ months.
- Highly organized.
- Expressed interest in trauma research
- Fluent in English
- Comfortable working in a hospital/Emergency Room environment
Statement of Interest
Please include the following in your statement of interest
- Background information about yourself (school attending, year in school, field of study, etc.)
- Why you are interested in working with GTP (what aspects of our project interest you?)
- Research/clinical experience
- What makes you unique/what can you bring to the project?
- Send an updated resume or C.V. and statement of interest to __________________
- Responses to applications that are selected for interview only will be sent within 1 month of application deadline.