Research Psychologist Job Description

A research psychologist is a psychologist who conducts research.

The psychologists who conduct research in psychology are sometimes called experimental psychologists.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Research Psychologist to join our team and help us conduct groundbreaking research into the human mind. As a Research Psychologist, you will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, and writing reports. If you are passionate about psychology and want to help us advance our understanding of the human mind, then we want to hear from you.

Research Psychologist Duties:

  • Gather, formulate, and evaluate data and other research material
  • Distinguish between facts, assumptions, and theories
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of technical and administrative procedures
  • Create, review, revise, and update research materials
  • Develop and publish reports, journal articles, books, and presentations
  • Develop and conduct studies, tests, and surveys
  • Identify and suggest new areas of research
  • Evaluate and review the work done by others
  • Support the work of colleagues, peers, and supervisors

Research Psychologist Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with clients and co-workers, ensuring clients’ needs are met and clients’ satisfaction is achieved
  • Interact with clients to collect clinical and personal information, analyze data to determine psychological diagnosis, and develop effective treatment plans
  • Evaluate client treatment progress and recommend and implement changes in treatment plans
  • Manage client caseload, including meeting with clients, providing treatment, and conducting evaluations
  • Assist with the implementation of clinical initiatives, such as new treatment programs and services
  • Provide professional consultation and support to other mental health professionals
  • Support organizational initiatives by contributing to policy development and program development

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Preceptorship and internship in clinical/behavioral psychology, or related field
  • 3+ years experience in applied psychology
  • Knowledge of research design, coding, and report preparation
  • Knowledge of computer applications and statistical packages
  • Knowledge of test development and validation

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to success and we are committed to building a team that reflects this belief. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.