Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial for Parent Training Program Research Technician (updated on 2021/02/09)

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Position: Research Technician:
(Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit)

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a research team committed to advancing understanding and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Japan. The Research Technician will be responsible for supporting all research activities associated with a multi-site effectiveness trial of a parenting program for Japanese mothers of children with ADHD. This is a grant funded position for the final year (i.e., a one-year fixed term position) for the final year of the grant. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The research unit encourages the professional growth of individual staff. Training and supervision will be provided by PhD level psychologists.


1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495


The Research Technician will be responsible for:

1. Preparation of materials for use in data collection
2. Data entry
3. Date storage and management
4. Scheduling and coordinating research activities (e.g. meetings with collaborative research sites, participant data collection at the sites, etc.)
5. Managing progress and support implementations of the parent training programs at each research sites
6. Business correspondence with collaborative researchers, research assistants, program participants, etc.

The Research Technician will assist with:

1. Drafting and revising program/training manuals and materials
2. Other duties related to the unit parenting research projects



1. Bachelor's degree or higher in a psychology-related field 
2. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs


1. Familiarity with parent and child psychological assessment measures and procedures
2. Excellent communication skills


Report to 

Prof. Gail Tripp

Starting Date 

March, 2021 (negotiable)

Term & Working Hours 

Term: Full time, the position is available for 1 year (until the end of March, 2022)

Working hours: Monday – Friday 7.5 hours a day

Compensation & Benefits 

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations

Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

How To Apply 

Please submit all required application materials by email to:

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Or send documents via post mail to:

Professor Gail Tripp, Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Children's Research Center (Lab 4)
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan

Submission Documents 

1. Curriculum vitae and cover letter in English and Japanese outlining relevant experience,
2. University transcripts
3. Names and contact information for two referees.

Application Due Date 

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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