Research Coordinator I (Anxiety & Complicated Grief Program, NYU Langone Medical Ctr - Deadline 2/1/17

About the Position:

The Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing studies focusing on the phenomenology, biology, and treatment of anxiety, grief, and stress related disorders.

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
  • 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. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for work in collaborative research environment and with clinical population
  • 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
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, as well as standard statistical analysis tools
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior preparation relevant to working in a research and clinical setting
  • Prior experience working in research laboratory or related clinical setting preferred 

 

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/7057077/research-coordinator-new-york-ny/

 

 

Program Coordinator - Home Base Veteran & Family Care - Deadline 2/1/17

About the Position:

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org.


The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing both research and quality improvement projects related to post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a post-9/11 veteran population or issues faced by military families.
Duties and responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
• Study initiation and maintenance
• Assistance with the development and execution of reportable clinical and educational program outcome measures and associated report preparation
• Data collection, entry, cleaning, preparation, and analysis
• Assistance with presentations, posters, and manuscript preparation
• Preparation and modification of human research committee proposals
• Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of participants involved in study protocols or educational/clinical programming services
• Administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of research

He/she will also devote approximately half of his/her time to program oversight and related research administrative duties, including grant preparation and fund management; maintenance of research related billing and salaries; and hiring.

Eligibility Requirements:

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2017. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.

Application Information:

To apply:
1. Go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx
2. Click “View and Apply for Open Positions” under “External Applicants”
3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3030679 in the “Job Number” search box
4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coord./Program Coord.” on the left
5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience (Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT) - Deadline 2/1/2017

Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience

Award Description

The Yale Fellowship in Translational Developmental Neuroscience at the Yale Child Study Center is interested in recruiting two highly qualified students for an exciting pre-doctoral fellowchip for current graduates or graduating seniors. The position will commence July 2017.

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving behavioral intervention and clinical research experience. The fellows will be trained in an evidence-based behavioral intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT). The fellows will then be a primary PRT therapist for preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorder, under the supeprvision and mentorship of a licensed psychologist. The fellows will also be trained in neuroimaging techniques including functional margnetic resonance imagining (fMRI), electroencephalogram (EEG), and eye tracking. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Additional information can be found on our website here: http://childstudycenter.yale.edu/ctdn/training/post_undergrad.aspx#

Application Information

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Pamela Ventola. Electronic submissions are preferable when possible. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:
  • A resume 
  • Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) 
  • A 2 page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced 
  • Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation which speak directly to the candidate's potential

Mailing Your Application

Please address your application to:

Pamela Ventola, Ph.D.
230 South Frontage Rd. 
New Haven, CT 06520
(203) 785-3565

Clinical Research Coordinator (OCD & Related Disorders, Dept of Psychiatry, Mass General Hosp) - Deadline: 2/1/17
The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2017 graduates) with a background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 12, 2017.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic neuroimaging research activities within the program. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC would be responsible for monitoring of pace and progress of the study. Serve as a main contact for study participants. Ensure that all components of the participants' assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES (MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):
• Recruiting study candidates, conducting phone screens, participating in case reviews to determine candidate’s eligibility, and making referrals when appropriate
• Scheduling and monitoring flow of assessments and treatment sessions, and ensuring their timely completion
• Verifying accuracy of study forms and updates them per protocol
• Performing study procedures such as phlebotomy
• Administering and scoring clinical self-reports and neuropsychological assessments.
• Collecting, entering, and managing assessment and treatment data
• Acting as a liaison to the human research committee, preparing and submitting study applications, amendments, and continuing reviews
• Assisting with formal audits of data
• Assisting with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
• Assisting with the preparation of presentations, manuscripts, grant applications and progress reports
• Responsibility for collecting, generating and/or organizing materials related to grant applications.
• Coordinating neuroimaging scans
• Conducting literature searches
• Performing administrative support duties as required
• Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
• Excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow directions
• Computer literacy
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Working knowledge of clinical research protocols
• Basic knowledge of research methods and SPSS
• Ability to demonstrate respect and professionalism for subjects' rights and individual needs
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Ability to identify study areas where additional resources are needed in a timely manner
EDUCATION:
• B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, or related field

EXPERIENCE:
• Previous research experience

The position is full time (40 hrs per week) and it is paid. The position starts June 12, 2017 and will progress throughout the year. It is not a temporary position.

To read more about the studies currently running at the OCD and Related Disorders Program, please visit our website www.mghocd.org/studies

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide a CV, cover letter, and have references available. Please list your GPA (cumulative and major’s GPA) and relevant coursework on your resume/CV.

Please apply directly through the Partners Taleo system. Job id# 3029820

Applications should be received by February 1, 2017.

Contact:
Barbara Rosemberg, MHA
Program Manager
OCD and Related Disorders Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Office: 617-643-3079
Fax: 617-643-3080

Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience - Deadline 2/1/2017

About the Position:

The Sara S. Sparrow Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience seeks highly qualified college graduates to participate in cutting-edge clinical research on autism spectrum disorder in the McPartland Lab and the Yale Development Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center. The Child Study Center is a Leading Institution for clinical research on autism and related disabilities, with a multidisciplinary approach spanning behavioral neuroscience, neuroimaging, genetics, and treatment. Successful applicants will be involved in a two-year program of training incorporating both clinical and research experiences, commencing on or before July 1, 2017.

The primary training experience will be in daily activities relating to clinical neuroscience research. The fellowship's curriculum includes participation in a weekly seminar on autism taught by Drs. James McPartland and Fred Volkmar (1 semester), weekly rounds in the Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic (year-long), biweekly autism lectures (year-long), weekly lab meetings (year-long), and other didactic experiences at the Yale Child Study Center. Fellows will gain experience working with infants, children, and adults with autism and their families, as well as individuals with other neurodevelopmental disorders and with typical development. Training and research opportunities will include electrophysiological brain recording using electroencephalography (EEG) and event related potentials (ERP), eye tracking, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), positron emission tomography (PET), and behavioral assessment and treatment for ASD, including participation on multidisciplinary clinical teams in the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Fellows will gain experience and exposure to all aspects of clinical research, from recruiting participants to analyzing data and authoring manuscripts. Fellows will also be provided opportunities to submit research for conference presentation and eventual publication. Successful applicants will be directly mentored by Dr. McPartland and be involved in a highly active and productive community of clinical research scientists at Yale and at collaborating groups in the United States and abroad.

Program Details:

Award Amount: $30,000 in Year 1; $32,000 in year 2 (plus full healthcare coverage)

Term of Award: 2 years

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements: College graduates who will have received a bachelor's degree by June 2017 are eligible. Candidates with previous experience with autism, children, experimental psychology, or neuroscience research will be favorably reviewed.

Application Information:

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact mcp.lab@yale.edu or call (203) 737-4586

A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items (please include your full name on every page of your application):

1. A completed application form available here.2. A resume of CV.
3. Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts. They need not be official.
4. A two-page personal statement containing biographical material, relevant experience, and career goals. This can be single or double-spaced.
5. Two signed letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidates potential (sent separately by the recommender).
6. SAT, ACT, or GRE scores (official score reports not needed; see application form).
7. A sample of the candidates scientific writing (at least five pages).

Submitting your application: Electronic applications (with separate letters of recommendation emailed directly from referees) are preferred and can be sent directly to mcp.lab@yale.edu.

For more information and the full application documents, visit this page.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice at Yale Child Study Center - Deadline 2/15/17

About the Position:

The Yale Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice at the Yale Child Study Center is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism treatment. The position will commence June 2017.

This is a two-year, full-time, work-training program dedicated to autism pharmaceutical research and clinical experience. The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Research training involves learning to lead and coordinate multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials involving children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders. The fellows will be immersed in clinical training, including training on assessments used in autism evaluation and observation of a range of therapeutic strategies. Fellows will also be involved in community outreach and develop skills to use while interacting with families and individuals living with autism through the direction of organized groups. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to present and potentially publish results of their own work related to psychopharmacology and autism.  

Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings. Flexibility and endurance are also essential qualities. Fellows are awarded $30,000 the 1st year and $32,000 the 2nd year, as well as full healthcare coverage.

Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible are college graduates who will have a bachelor's degree by June 2017. While prior experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that for fellows leaving the program, the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Application Information:

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Roger Jou. Electronic submissions are preferable when possible. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

  • Resume or CV 
  • Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) 
  • A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced 
  • Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate's potential

Interested students should send materials no later than February 15, 2017 in order to be considered for the position to

Roger Jou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.  
230 South Frontage Rd, Rm G-130 
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 737-7142
roger.jou@yale.edu

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Autism Research and Clinical Practice may be directed to Dr. Roger Jou at roger.jou@yale.edu.

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.

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:

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/

 

 

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"):

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

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
gretchen.perhamus@nih.gov
301-451-6701

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

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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

Research Coordinator - Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - Deadline 1/8/17

About the Position:

Applicants are being sought for one research coordinator position in the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change, Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, under the direction of Meghan Butryn, Ph.D. Dr. Butryn is conducting multiple NIH-funded clinical trials in the areas of physical activity promotion, weight loss maintenance, the use of acceptance-based behavioral approaches to obesity treatment, and technology-aided behavior change. Coordinator responsibilities will include: scheduling and conducting participants’ clinical research assessments; managing data and coordinating data collection; maintaining contact and approvals with NIH and IRB; and supervising part-time research assistants. Opportunities also will be available, as desired, for additional data analysis and preparation of poster presentations and/or manuscripts related to the projects. Coordinators also have the opportunity to be exposed to and involved in treatment provision.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and coursework and/or work experience related to clinical research. This position is excellent preparation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or a related area. Ideally, candidates will be available to begin full-time work no later than June 12, 2017.

Application Information:

To apply, please complete the questionnaire below, upload your CV, and submit using the >> button by February 8th.

If you have problems or questions, contact Lexie Convertino at adc335@drexel.edu.

https://drexel.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eJn58KOeeWiZ0oZ

Clinical Research Coordinator - Home Base Veteran and Family Care - Posted 1/16/17

About the Position:

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator position. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their Families through clinical care, wellness-based programs, community outreach, education, and research. For more information about our program, please visit our website at www.homebase.org.


The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for managing outcomes assessments for clinical and educational programming at Home Base, as well as supporting a range of studies focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other service-related disorders frequently found in a post-9/11 veteran population or issues faced by military families.


Duties and responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
• Study initiation and maintenance
• Assistance with the development and execution of reportable clinical and educational program outcome measures and associated report preparation
• Data collection, entry, cleaning, preparation, and analysis
• Assistance with presentations, posters, and manuscript preparation
• Preparation and modification of human research committee proposals
• Recruitment, screening, and monitoring of participants involved in study protocols or educational/clinical programming services
• Administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of research

Eligibility Requirements:

Qualified applicants must have achieved a B.A or B.S. in Psychology or a related field and should have prior research experience. Applicants are advised to apply by February 1, 2017. If the position remains available, we will review applications submitted after that date. This position offers valuable clinical research experience in preparation for applying to medical school or graduate school in clinical psychology, public health, or a related field. Applicants must be available to start in early June.

Application Information:

To apply:
1. Go to this URL: http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/viewall.aspx
2. Click “View and Apply for Open Positions” under “External Applicants”
3. Under the Job Search tab, please type 3030678 in the “Job Number” search box
4. Please select the position by clicking on the text “Clinical Research Coord.” on the left
5. Click “apply online.” You will then need to register and follow the application instructions

Department of Psychology

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753