Center for Addiction Medicine

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The Center for Addiction Medicine offers many opportunities for professional and personal development, exposure to MGH learning environment, team work and external collaboration making working at CAM a unique and invaluable experience.

We are currently hiring for the following positions: Clinical Research Coordinators II, a programmer and Community Health Workers


Position title: CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD. II

The Clinical Research Coordinator’s responsibilities at the Center for Addiction Medicine will include serving as the primary research coordinator on a clinical research study.  Working independently and with minimal supervision, he or she will be responsible for patient scheduling and recruitment as well as all subject-oriented study procedures, such as the administration of psychiatric scales and testing protocols, the careful monitoring of adverse events and worsening psychiatric or mood disturbances, administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocol, and database programming and quality assurance.  The coordinator will also participate in orienting, training, and supervising junior staff.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Recruit and schedule subjects for participation.

• Coordinate scheduling of study with area collaborators.

• Produce and maintain all documentation for the Institutional Review Board.

• Perform primary data collection at study visits, including neuropsychological testing and limited physiological monitoring.  Maintain all related data.

• Purchase or reimburse for all supplies required for the study; monitor study inventory.

• Collect and maintain subject information database for study using the RedCAP (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other data capture programs.  Perform quality assurance checks on database.

• Assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation.

• Prepare study reports, annual reviews, adverse event reports, and study document modifications.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; Degree in psychology, neuroscience, premedical sciences or related science preferred. Strong quantitative skills, a willingness and ability to learn, and an interest in working with human research participants and a diverse research team including psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, imaging scientists, a team of research assistants/coordinators, and support staff.

The position requires excellent organizational skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Good interpersonal skills, strong quantitative skills, attention to detail, the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines, good communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as with others, and an interest in the work of the Center for Addiction Medicine.

One year of previous research experience is required. Computer and statistical programming skills are preferred.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. 

Applicants may apply online at http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx using the following information to reference the job— Title: CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD. II – Number: (3034822)


 

Position title: PROGRAMMER

 We are seeking an individual interested in an interdisciplinary role as a Programmer/Clinical Research Coordinator at the MGH Center for Addiction Medicine. Working independently and with minimal supervision, he or she will be responsible for programming computer task paradigms to be used in behavioral testing and in the MRI environment. He or she will also be responsible for patient scheduling and recruitment as well as all subject-oriented study procedures, such as administration of psychiatric scales and neuropsychological testing protocols, careful monitoring of adverse events and worsening psychiatric or mood disturbances, administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocol, collection and analysis of neuroimaging data and perform quality assurance checks of our databases. The coordinator will also participate in orienting, training, and supervising junior staff.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Work with PIs of several studies to program, test, and maintain original and existing user-friendly computer tasks to be used both in and outside of fMRI scanners to test various psychometric properties of participants enrolled in addiction-related research studies.

• >Perform and train other research staff in the management and compilation of computer task data output and assist in its analysis.

• Offer technical input as a member of a team in the improvement of ongoing and the creation of new research studies.

• Assist in the preparation of research data and methods for both written publications and presentations.

• Collect and maintain subject information database for study using the RedCAP (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other data capture programs.

• Assist with neuroimaging data analysis and manuscript preparation.

• Recruit and schedule subjects for participation.

• Produce and maintain all documentation for the Institutional Review Board.

• Perform primary data collection at study visits, including neuropsychological testing and running fMRI scans and computer tasks.

• Purchase or reimburse for all supplies required for the study; monitor study inventory.

• Prepare study reports, annual reviews, adverse event reports, and study document modifications

The position requires excellent organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, strong quantitative and technical skills, a willingness and ability to learn, attention to detail, the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines, good communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as with others. An interest in the work of the Center for Addiction Medicine is important as well as in working with human research participants and a diverse research team including psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroscientists, imaging scientists, a team of research assistants/coordinators, and support staff. Strong computer skills are required. Familiarity with a wide variety of software tools for data collection and analysis such as: Python, Matlab, PsychoPy, FSL, Freesurfer, SPSS, R, or shell scripting is beneficial.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. 

Applicants may apply online at http://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx using the following information to reference the job— Title: CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD. II – Number: (3035318)


 

Position Title: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER (CHW)

Community health workers (CHWs) are being sought to work in the Greater Boston area on a large scale, grant-funded project designed to test effectiveness of interventions to improve access to and provision of standard of care smoking cessation treatments for adults with serious mental illnesses, primarily schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The project is being conducted at Vinfen, Bay Cove Human Services, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Successful applicants will work individually with 20-35 patients and as part of a team.

Responsibilities will include meeting with patients individually to form a therapeutic relationship, assisting patients to schedule and attend primary care physician (PCP) visits, acting as a liaison between the patient and the PCP with regard to communicating smoking cessation/reduction goals, and co-leading smoking cessation groups.  CHWs will be responsible for effectively maintaining their client load and all related documentation.

Qualifications: Applicants need strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and sensitivity toward and understanding of challenges faced by individuals with severe mental illnesses.  Completion of CHEC CHW training and experience with working with individuals with serious mental illness is an asset, although training will be provided for stand out applicants

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Melissa Maravic Culhane, PhD at mmaravic@partners.org

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.