Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator - Children's Advocacy Center - Elkins, West Virginia - Posted 5/19/17

About the organization...

First established in 2003 and accredited in 2009, the Randolph-Tucker Children’s Advocacy Center plays a critical, front-line role in responding to child maltreatment by coordinating a collaborative approach to the investigation of sexual and severe physical abuse, while ensuring that children and their families receive immediate, effective support. RTCAC also provides community outreach and prevention education to adults and children in our service area. RTCAC is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Randolph and Tucker Counties in West Virginia. The primary office location is in downtown Elkins. RTCAC is a member of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and an accredited member program of the National Children’s Alliance.

About the position...

The Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator helps create a safe, welcoming environment for children and families while upholding the principles of the CAC model. Working with the Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT), theAdvocacy & Prevention Coordinator:

  1. Assesses the needs of children and their caregivers
  2. Works closely with the Team to ensure that clients receive services that are aligned with their needs
  3. Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with community partners, including child protection, law enforcement, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, victim advocates, education, and mental health and medical professionals to ensure that each child entering into the CAC receives immediate and coordinated services
  4. Works with community agencies and organizations to coordinate and provide prevention and education services to adults and children in the program’s service area.

The Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator position is full-time, reporting to the Executive Director. Work schedule is typically Monday-Friday 8:30am–4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend hours when needed for special events or emergency cases. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and a health insurance premium reimbursement. Compensation will be based on candidate qualifications, prior experience, and the availability of funding.

Job responsibilities include...

  • Coordinating and delivering RTCAC’s prevention programs, including the Talking About Touching curriculum for children and the Stewards of Children training for adults
  • Assisting the CAC Coordinator in scheduling and coordinating forensic interviews, as necessary
  • Supporting the child and family during and after the forensic interview
  • Providing crisis intervention and supportive counseling as needed
  • Referring children and non-offending caregivers for needed services, serving as primary collateral contact with professionals in partnering agencies
  • Assisting families in accessing community resources, including applying for compensation through the WV Crime Victims Compensation Fund
  • Providing accompaniment for children and families to medical, court, and other appointments as approved by the Executive Director
  • Maintaining records and entering data into the NCATrak database
  • Providing education about the purpose of an MDIT response and the process of investigation and prosecution in the criminal and civil court systems
  • Leading the Advocacy team, facilitating Advocacy team meetings and working together with team members to ensure that families get the services, materials, and referrals that are aligned with their needs
  • Tracking outcomes and contributing to data collection and grant reporting on a regular basis
  • Participating in community education and outreach activities
  • Staying abreast of current research and best practices in victim advocacy, child abuse prevention, child maltreatment, and related fields
  • Attending training, conferences, and meetings as a member of the RTCAC team
  • Assisting with fundraising events and participating on the RTCAC Advisory Board
  • Supervising volunteers and interns, as needed
  • Contributing to a dynamic, positive, forward-thinking, and collaborative work environment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications...

  • High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Two years of experience working with abused children and/or families impacted by violence preferred; a genuine interest to work with these populations required
  • Strong interpersonal and engagement skills, listening and communication skills, and crisis management skills required
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team with a willingness to appreciate different points of view andproblem solve in a constructive manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (including Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point) needed
  • Dependable transportation with car insurance and the willingness to travel

To Apply...

Email cover letter and résumé to: director@rtcac.com
with the subject line “Advocacy & Prevention Coordinator application”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants selected for interviews must provide professional references and a writing sample upon request.

Research Assistant -- Exercise and Innovative Interventions for Depression and Smoking Cessation -- Butler Hospital, Providence RI -- Posted 4/19/17

Drs. Ana Abrantes and Lisa Uebelacker are looking for a research assistant to work on several projects starting June 2017. Butler Hospital is located in Providence, Rhode Island and is affiliated with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Researchers at Butler Hospital are looking for a research assistant to work on several studies, including a clinical trial comparing methods for increasing physical activity for people with depression, a clinical trial of exercise for smoking cessation, and an exploratory study of brain stimulation to increase physical activity engagement in depressed individuals. Research assistants will join our team of physicians, psychologists, exercise physiologists, and other staff. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, diagnostic interviews with research participants, tracking participants, and data collection.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, or a related field; previous research experience with human participants, including experience in undergraduate classes; experience with medical patients or psychiatric patients desirable, but not required. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julie Desaulniers at jdesaulniers@butler.org.

Lab Manager - Carnegie Mellon University Department of Psychology - Posted 4/19/17
David Creswell’s lab is hiring a full time lab manager in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Ideally, we aim to hire someone for a two-year position (or longer) starting around June 1, 2017. Our lab works at the interface between health psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, and health neuroscience. We study stress and coping, focusing on stress management strategies (e.g., self-affirmation, cognitive reappraisal) and interventions (e.g., mindfulness meditation) for understanding stress resilience processes. You can find out more about our research here: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~creswell/index.html.


The lab manager we seek must be comfortable supporting multiple ongoing projects and a multidisciplinary team, including a large NIH-funded trial of mindfulness meditation training for older adults. Lab manager responsibilities include: implementation of community intervention studies, coordination of NIH and IRB protocols, facilitating collaborative research across institutions, recruiting new research participants, running behavioral sessions, assisting instructors with intervention implementation, coordinating assessments and monitoring incoming data, and assisting with preparation of manuscripts, presentations and data analyses. The lab manager will also be heavily involved in the mentoring and coordination of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate research assistants. This job certainly involves a lot but offers lots of opportunities for making an impact at multiple levels.

Applicants should have a B.A. or B. S. degree in psychology, statistics, neuroscience, decision science, or other related fields. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, prior research experience, strong interpersonal skills, exemplary written and oral communication, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Data analysis experience is a plus, but not required.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact lab manager Hayley Rahl (hrahl@andrew.cmu.edu) or Dr. David Creswell (creswell@cmu.edu) with questions. This is a full time paid position with benefits. Pittsburgh is surprisingly awesome. If you would like to apply for the position, please email Hayley with your CV and cover letter describing your interests in this job and contact information for at least three references.  
Research Assistant (Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital, Providence, RI) - Posted 3/23/2017

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire 2-3 full-time research assistants to work on projects related to suicide assessment in a psychiatric inpatient setting. In particular, we are hiring for projects focused on identification of novel risk factors for suicidal ideation and behavior using computers, laboratory-based behavioral and physiological assessments, smartphone technology, and the analysis of speech patterns (Directors: Michael Armey, Ph.D., Heather Schatten, Ph.D., & Ivan Miller, Ph.D.; Collaborators: Gary Epstein-Lubow, M.D) as well as treatment development studies for suicide (Director: Ivan Miller, Ph.D.). Positions will start from July–September 2016. The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with Brown University Medical School. Please see text of the specific job posting below.

Butler-Research Administration Department

Status: Full-Time

Hours: Fulltime positions with some evening and/or weekend hours.

Shift: Split

Has Benefits: Yes

Job Description: Brown Medical School researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking research assistants for National Institutes of Health-funded studies relating to assessment in psychiatric inpatient settings. Responsible for recruiting subjects and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients.

Required Education: BA in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method: To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as attachments to Anna Rabasco at arabasco@butler.org

Research Assistant with the Framingham Heart Study/Neuropsychology (Framingham, MA) - Posted 3/23/17
Research Assistant with the Framingham Heart Study/ Neuropsychology

Who We Are:

Since our beginning in 1948, the Framingham Heart Study, under the direction of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), formerly known as the National Heart Institute, has been committed to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have followed CVD development over a long period of time in three generations of participants.

Over the years, careful monitoring of the Framingham Study population has led to the identification of major CVD risk factors, as well as valuable information on the effects of these factors such as blood pressure, blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels, age, gender, and psychosocial issues. Risk factors for other physiological conditions such as dementia have been and continue to be investigated. In addition, the relationships between physical traits and genetic patterns are being studied.

The current positon is with the Neuropsychology group at the Framingham Heart Study.  Our goals are to identify and research factors associated with aging of the brain.  Much of our work is centered on the different forms of dementia that develop throughout the lifespan.  We routinely give neuropsychological tests to our participants to determine behavioral biomarkers associated with cognitive decline.

Job Description:

The research assistant will be responsible for administering neuropsychological tests, reviewing charts and writing up summary reports that will be used for determining diagnoses, and be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of specific projects - both related to data collection operations and specific research projects.  This includes working closely with the PI to keep the data collection and research project operations running smoothly and identify areas for better efficiency and/or effectiveness.  The management of the project needs to be in concert with the research objectives and kept abreast with the defined timeline and in adherence with all Framingham and BU’s policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities will include assistance with various other research projects, particularly related to the implementation, execution and analysis of novel digital health and cognitive metrics. Travel throughout New England and other states is required.  Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours and a car.   This position is ideal for those who plan to apply to graduate or medical school. Only those available for on-site interviews will be considered.  Benefits include those offered to all full-time Boston University employees (see http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/why-work-at-bu/benefits-summary/ for details.)

Please send resumes to Spencer Hardy (fhsneuropsy@gmail.com).

Clinical Research Coordinator - University of Pennsylvania Center for Psychotherapy Research - Posted 3/13/17
Start Date: May-June 2017
DUTIES:
Responsible for helping to coordinate an NIMH-funded research program focused on evaluating the effectiveness and mechanisms of change of interventions for mental disorders in community settings, includingstudies of those with HIV and mental disorders. Duties include preparing study materials; managing diagnostic interviewers at community sites; documenting and reporting adverse events; coordinating study-related IRB paperwork; providing statistical summaries and reports of progress for studies; assisting with subject recruitment; assisting with coordination of database; assisting with data analysis and manuscript preparation. Opportunities for presentation and publication are available.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum qualification for this position is BA or BS from approved university or college.A recent college graduate with a psychology degree and interest in pursuing graduate education in clinical psychology is preferred for this position. Candidates must be able to work independently, deal effectively with professional staff/associates, and be detail-oriented. Candidates are required to be computer literate and have working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel packages. Knowledge of Microsoft Access and SPSS a plus. Candidates must also be willing to make a 2 year commitment to the position.
CONTACTS:
Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons, Ph.D.
Paul Crits-Christoph, Ph.D.
Caroline Diehl, B.S.

Send cover letter and resume to cadiehl@mail.med.upenn.edu

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship - Seattle Children's Research Institute/Autism Center - Innovative Technologies Lab - Posted 3/6/2017
 
Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute/Autism Center is interested in recruiting highly qualified students from Middlebury College for a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors. The position will commence the summer of 2017.
 
Successful applicants will be involved in a training program with opportunities to use eye-tracking and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine gaze and brain activity patterns. They will also be involved in developing innovative technologies, such as mobile apps, video games, robots, smart toys and virtual reality. Fellows will be responsible for assisting in a variety of research activities in the lab that include, but not limited to, completing experimental protocols with young children and their families, organizing projects from the point of designing through data analysis and publication of results. More information about our lab can be found on our website: www.seattlechildrens.org/scitl.
 
Interested students should submit their materials no later than March 17th, 2017 in order to be considered for the position. Additional information and application requirements can be found in our official job posting here: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/seattlechildrens/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=14168&CurrentPage=1#
 
Questions regarding the Seattle Children’s Autism Research Fellowship may be sent to
scitl@seattlechildrens.org.
Project Manager and Research Manager - UPenn's Positive Psychology Center - Poster 3/1/17
About the Program:

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

About the Positions:

The Project Manager will drive the logistical processes of the grant. This will include designing, planning, and executing a series of disciplinary meetings.  Additionally, the Project Manager will be responsible for tasks such as overseeing the development of a book series, writing progress reports, establishing and maintaining a website, and recruiting and supervising part-time student workers.

The Research Manager will manage the various research-oriented projects of the grant, including the development of a toolkit of measures for assessing the well-being effects of the arts and humanities, the preparation of a handbook bringing together relevant research, and the writing of research papers.

Application Information:

Full position and application details can be found at the links above. Applications must also be submitted through those webpages

Positions at Regroup Therapy, Chicago IL - posted 3/1/17
About the Program:

Regroup Therapy's mission is to ensure that anyone in need of mental healthcare can access a clinically-appropriate, high quality behavioral health provider, regardless of where they live.

We are eliminating mental healthcare shortages across the U.S. by providing virtual staffing of psychiatrists and therapists drawn from our network of 2,000+ providers. Regroup clinicians see patients via a secure, compliant video connection, but are fully-integrated into the existing systems, processes, and patient experiences of our health entity partners.

About the Positions:
Manager/Director of Recruiting, Chicago, IL

Regroup Therapy is seeking a Manager/Director of Recruiting to oversee and execute on all aspects of Regroup recruiting function. Most of this function will be focused on recruiting mental health clinicians (e.g., psychiatrists and child/adolescent psychiatrists) across the U.S. who are interested in delivering care via telehealth to Regroup’s network of health entity partners. Additionally, you will manage recruiting Regroup’s executive and office staff as we grow the team based at our Chicago headquarters.

Manager/Director of Provider Services, Chicago, IL

Regroup Therapy is seeking a Manager/Director of Provider Services to manage Regroup providers (primarily physicians and APNs) throughout their work with Regroup and Regroup’s health entity partners. This includes training, onboarding, and assignment to clinical deployments and ongoing support and management throughout deployment. Additionally, you’ll focus on the best ways to expand Regroup’s provider network over time.

Business Development Analyst/Associate, Chicago, IL

Regroup Therapy is seeking Business Development Analysts/Associates to engage senior-level healthcare executives, proactively schedule and confirm Business Development (BD) meetings, drive lead generation campaigns, and manage a variety of tasks that will allow us to continue to quickly grow our company and have a significant impact on healthcare in the U.S.

Application Information:

To learn more about the positions, click on the links above. Apply directly to tim@regrouptherapy.com with resume and cover letter.

Research Coordinator - WELL Center at Drexel University - Posted 3/1/17

Applicants are being sought for a half-time or full-time Research Coordinator position in the WELL Center (an expansion of the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change) at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, under the direction of Dr. Evan Forman.


Drs. Forman, Butryn, and Juarascio are conducting multiple NIH-funded clinical trials in the areas of (1) using innovative approaches to improve diet, health and weight, including new forms of behavioral treatment; (2) computerized "brain training" neurocognitive trainings; and (3) smartphone app-based machine learning interventions and algorithm-based optimized interventions. Coordinator responsibilities will involve coordination of one or more existing trials. These responsibilities include: helping to develop study protocols; scheduling and conducting participants’ clinical research assessments; tracking participant progress; managing data and coordinating data collection; maintaining contact and approvals with NIH and IRB; and supervising part-time research assistants. Advanced skills in data management and data tracking/analysis software (e.g., REDCap, SPSS, Microsoft Access, Excel) are a plus.


Opportunities also will be available, as desired, for additional data analysis and preparation of poster presentations and/or manuscripts related to the projects.


Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and coursework and/or work experience related to the conduct of clinical research. Candidates will be asked to commit to staying in the position until the summer of 2019. This position is excellent preparation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or a related area. Start date is flexible, but July 2017 is preferable.


To apply, please click the link below to complete a questionnaire and upload your CV. Applications will be reviewed as received. If you have problems or questions, contact research coordinator Cara Dochat (cld93@drexel.edu).

Click HERE to apply.

Research Coordinator - VT Carilion Research Institute - Posted 3/1/17
About the Program:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

About the Position:

A full-time research coordinator (lab manager) is sought for the labs of Dr. Stephen LaConte, Dr. Pearl Chiu, and Dr. Brooks King-Casas, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) in Roanoke, Virginia. Research in the labs is devoted to advanced neuroimaging acquisition and data analysis approaches, aimed at basic scientific discovery as well as understanding and rehabilitating neurological and psychiatric diseases. The projects include methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics in healthy and clinical populations (including adults with brain injury, children with neurological dysfunction, mood/anxiety/substance disorders, and at-risk youth). The position may also occasionally require biological sample collection and/or image acquisition in animal populations. The coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and screening research participants and running fMRI scans (and other imaging modalities such a EEG), additional duties include managing subject databases, organizing project funds, and preparing IRB protocols. The research assistant is an essential member of the group and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of research in the labs and managing the day-to-day logistics of ongoing projects. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in clinical or cognitive psychology, neuroscience, or healthcare. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Application Information:

For full position information and to apply, click here for official job posting.

Volunteer/RA - Gould Farm Therapeutic Community - Berkshires - Posted 3/1/17

The Fellside house is a part of Gould Farm, a therapeutic community located in the Berkshires that serves people with mental health issues. Fellside is a transitional program that provides both residential and non-residential services in Medford and the Boston area through community, meaningful work, and clinical care. Residents here have schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depression, and they live here to work towards transitioning onto living independently. It's a very small house with a very small but talented and experienced team.

Volunteers support clients in acquiring life skills that will help them transition towards independent living. Working alongside residents, volunteers contribute their strengths to the Fellside community through cooking, arts and crafts, music, yoga, fitness, gardening, administration, transitional counseling, and more.

Volunteers who commit to a one year assignment receive room and board (shared apartment, utilities, food, laundry and parking), full medical insurance, and a bi-weekly stipend.

For more information please visit our website.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: volunteer@gouldfarm.org

Positive Psychology Programs Full-TIme Manager (University of Pennsylvania) - Posted 2/8/2017 (Rolling)

About the Positive Psychology Center:

Our mission at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center is to enable people to lead more productive, satisfying, and meaningful lives by delivering state-of-the-art, evidence-based positive psychology and resilience training programs to a variety of organizations. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have attended our programs, which have demonstrated mental health and well-being benefits.

We are a highly collaborative team of can-do and high-energy people who are dedicated to disseminating these life-changing programs to educators, students, parents, clinicians, the military, police officers, corporate employees, and many more.

We are looking for a like-minded, team-oriented person to join us and play a mission critical role. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to make a difference, learn new skills, and take on responsibilities in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

To learn more about our work: http://www.pennresilienceprogram.org/

Position Summary:

As Program Manager, you will oversee the planning and delivery of our programs for various clients. You will be the key person in managing logistics, and will interface with clients and aid in the production of training program materials. You will be involved in all phases of the process from planning to implementation to follow up, working both independently and collaboratively. This position will work closely with the leaders of our Center, including the Director of Training Programs and Executive Director. There are opportunities for career advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

Program management:

  • Take the lead in planning and organizing programs, communicating with the team of instructors, clients, and vendors (e.g., hotel and printing service).
  • Provide on-site program logistics coordination, liaising with training team, client, participants, and training venue staff.
  • Manage post-program follow up, including analysis and reporting of participant satisfaction surveys, processing travel reimbursements, and expense tracking.
  • Edit, format, print, and manage distribution of training program materials.

Team support:

  • Recruit, interview, hire, supervise, and mentor part-time student workers.
  • Think creatively to modify and develop processes that improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assist with new business development, including client research, client proposals, marketing material creation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Strong sense of mission, professionalism, and responsibility
  • Highly developed project management and organizing abilities, with a strict attention to detail
  • Able to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to thrive under high pressures of time and workload
  • Independent thinker, resourceful, with a “can do” attitude
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong service-orientation
  • Self-motivated and able to work on a team and independently
  • Willing and able to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Willing and able to travel as needed for program delivery
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Bachelor's degree is required. A background in psychology is preferred.
  • 2 years of experience is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in project management or event planning is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

 

Clinical Research Coordinator Position at Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women’s Mental Health - Posted 1/16/17

About the Position:

Program Description:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website: www.womensmentalhealth.org.

 

Responsibilities:

The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

 The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:

·         Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians

·         Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients

·         Administering psychiatric assessments

·         Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH)

·         Data collection and entry, and database management

·         Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB

·         Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines

·         Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission

 

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of four research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress. This is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space and all work is conducted on-site.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your application materials. The salary for this full-time position will start at $31,200 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start by the beginning of June 2017 are preferred.

 

Skills:

·         Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems

·         Careful attention to details

·         Time management and ability to prioritize

·         Written and verbal communication skills

·         Microsoft Office and general computer literacy

·         Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous though not required

Application Information:

Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Gabrielle Wood via email to gcwood@partners.org or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114.

Assistant Coordinator - Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program - University of Pennsylvania

The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is now hiring an Assistant Coordinator for the Master of Applied Psychology (MAPP) program. The Assistant Coordinator will provide administrative and logistical support for MAPP.

Duties include: coordinating aspects of the application and admission processes; fielding questions from applicants; organizing the logistics of classes; managing the classroom environment at on-site weekends and program-related events; organizing meetings for current and prospective students; serving as a point of contact for students' logistical concerns; updating and maintaining program performance data as appropriate; and handling inquires to the master's program. This position reports to the Program Coordinator of the MAPP program.

Full position and application details can be found here. Applications must also be submitted through that webpage.

Research Coordinator II for the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program at NYU Langone Medical Center - Posted 1/16/17

About the Position:

The Research Coordinator will act be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress related disorders. He/she will also be responsible for program oversight-related administrative duties, including budget management, advertising, grant preparation, and maintenance of program billing, salaries, and hiring.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assists the director with center oversight, including the tracking, forecasting, and managing of center-wide and grant-specific budgets  
  • Manages and coordinates with administrative offices on salaries, hiring, new hire training, and other administrative tasks 
  • Prepares federal and foundation grant applications, in collaboration with research investigators and the grants management office at MGH
  • Tracks and drafts reports for submission to the NIH and other funding organizations, assuring compliance and professional communication with grant sponsors
  • Serves at the point person on day to day administrative tasks and concerns, under the supervision of the director

Research Responsibilities

  • Manages federally-sponsored and privately-funded research on the etiology and treatment of anxiety, traumatic stress disorders, and complicated grief, including oversight of research data, organization of regulatory binders, and management of study databases
  • Serves as the liaison between the Principal Investigator and Institutional Review Board. Responsibilities include  preparing and modifying ethics committee proposals and communicating with the IRB regarding ongoing studies
  • Designs and manages advertisement campaigns to recruit specific populations for research studies
  • Performs data entry, cleaning, and analysis
  • Conducts literature reviews for grant submissions and ongoing research work at the center
  • Assists in dissemination efforts on finding of research studies, including preparation of posters, presentations, and manuscripts

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Conducts phone interviews to assess fit with study inclusion/exclusion criteria and match participants to studies for  initial screening visit
  • Observe and assist with treatment groups, as necessary for ongoing treatment studies
  • Provides referrals for patients who do not qualify for current research studies
  • Acts as the primary research contact for patients enrolled in studies
  • Manage patient charts and visit schedules
  • Administers laboratory tests, including vital signs, electrocardiogram, urine toxicology, and phlebotomy
  • Collects and processes patient blood and saliva samples

Eligibility Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in psychology or related field required
  • Minimum of two years of progressively responsible project coordination experience, preferably in a research setting. Prior experience working in research laboratory or related clinical setting preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for work in collaborative research environment and with clinical population
  • Highly attentive to detail and flexible in fast-pace work environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
  • Statistical knowledge and experience with data management and analysis
  • High competency in Microsoft Office, as well as standard statistical analysis tools and general computer literacy
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior preparation relevant to working in a research and clinical setting, and experience in an administrative role

This position starts in late May/early June 2017. These positions offer highly valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or medical school. 

Application Information:

Applicants should include their CV/resume, a cover letter, and unofficial transcript in their complete application. To apply, please go to this url: http://jobs.nyulangone.org/job/7053852/research-coordinator-new-york-ny/

 

 

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