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.


  • 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.


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.



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:


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.



·         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.

Research Coordinator II for the Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program at NYU Langone Medical Center

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:


  • 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/



Research Assistant (Emotional & Develop Branch at NIH-IRTA, Bethesda, MD) - Posted 12/12/16

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2017.

BSD conducts research on the pathophysiology, treatment,and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of pediatric Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Bipolar Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The full-time positions require a bachelor's degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and computer-based psychological treatment
clinic visits, as well as with inpatients. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data. IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation's largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities
for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under "Application Procedure"):


Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Gretchen PerhamusNational Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply three to six months before they wish to begin their training at the NIH. 

Research Coordinator (Mount Sinai Dept of Psychiatry, New York, NY) - Rolling, posted 12/9/2016

The Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in NYC is lookingto fill a full-time research position at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, run by Dr. Joseph Buxbaum and Dr. Alexander Kolevzon, renowned researchers in the field of autism. The Seaver Autism Center is a clinical research center focusing on the study of Autism Spectrum Disorders through genetics, imaging, pharmaceutical, and neuropsychological research trials.

We are looking for a highly responsible, organized individual who is interested in eventually continuing on to a medical, psychology, or professional clinical research career. Among the areas for which this individual would be responsible are: phone calls with patients/families/ clinicians seeking our services; patient scheduling; data entry/collection/interpretation; study start-up and maintenance; Institutional Review Board submissions; technical/grant writing; and assistance with presentations/publications.

Interested applicants should: possess a Bachelor's degree; be highly familiar and comfortable with widely available computer programs; have a strong background in psychology, biological sciences, study methodology and statistics; have experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults; have a strong interest in research; be interested in learning about etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders; and be able and willing to work with psychiatric patients in a professional and compassionate manner. Potential opportunities available to successful applicants: publication in major medical journals; networking among distinguished individuals within and outside the medical/psychology fields; exposure to wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and treatments thereof; close collaboration with experienced research psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, statisticians, and clinical psychologists.

Ideal start date for interested candidates would be June 2017, and the position requires a two year commitment. Interested applicants may email cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Kristin Meyering
Research Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
Email: Kristin.meyering@mssm.edu     

Clinical Research Assistant - Community Psychiatry PRIDE Lab (Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) - Posted 10/19/16


What we are looking for:
The Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments (Community Psychiatry PRIDE) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Harvard Medical School is now accepting applications for a full time Clinical Research Coordinator I position. Community Psychiatry PRIDE is a dissemination and implementation psychiatry research center that focuses on reducing disparities in mental health in the communities across Massachusetts (PI and Director: Luana Marques, PhD). The overarching mission of Community Psychiatry PRIDE is to bridge the gap between science and practice by bringing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) to communities. Specifically, the program is designed to study the process by which EBTs can be effectively disseminated to community organizations, which in trun leads to increased access and quality of care across a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator I will be responsible for managing research studies related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments in low-income, diverse settings. The anticipated start date for the Clinical Research Coordinator is July 1, 2017.

What you get to do everyday:
• Assisting with the coordination of study visits, trainings, and implementation efforts.
• Monitorying new research and data and incorporating into scientific manuscripts.
• Assistance with associated dissemination activities for current studies.
• Overseeing daily activities of undergraduate research assistants, co-ops, and other volunteers.
• Educating staff as new projects are launched, preparedness to speak and explain projects in a meeting setting.
• Acting as a general resource for staff.
• Maintaining and overseeing regulatory documentation for research studies.
• Preparing, submitting and monitoring IRB proposals.
• Assisting with the development of Community Psychiatry PRIDE's research program alongside the research leadership team.
• Playing a key role during program design, planning, and implementation to ensure consistency with the center's mission and goals, and with Partners Healthcare and MGH policies and procedures.

What you bring to the role:
• Must have received a Bachelor's degree (required), preferably in psychology, public health, or related field.
• High proficiency in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking; level C1 or C2 of the Common European Framwork).
• Careful attention to details.
• Good organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and self-manage time.
• Excellent command of the English language.
• High degree of motivation.
• Several months experience with SPSS or other similar software.
• Knowledge of the research process.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Excellent communication skills both orally and written to provide the appropriate level of advocacy for funds and grant applications.
• Ability to proactively identify issues/projects and initiate plans to address them.
• Demonstrated forthrightness and integroty. Ability to develop a common vision for diverse constituents, communicates effectively, and takes ownership and responsibility for activities.
• Superior relationship building skills.
• Superior project management and budgeting skills.

Please email cover letter and resume to kpatrick6@mgh.harvard.edu

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