Center for Addiction Medicine

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

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):


Clinical Research Coordinator/Programmer:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

We are seeking an individual interested in an interdisciplinary role as a Programmer/Clinical Research Coordinator at the MGH Center for Addiction Medicine. Strong computer programming skills are required. Working independently and with minimal supervision, he or she will be responsible for the maintenance of databases for multiple clinical studies, development of processing and analysis scripts, generation of reports, and implementation of new applications to improve data quality and ease of entry. He or she may at times be responsible for patient scheduling, recruitment, administration of psychiatric scales, monitoring for adverse events. Additionally, he or she may perform administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocols, collection and analysis of data and quality assurance.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Please note, the functions below are representative of major duties that are typically associated with these positions. Specific responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Similarly, not all duties that have been outlined will be assigned to each position.

  • Collects & organizes patient data
  • Maintains records and databases
  • Uses software programs to generate graphs and reports
  • Assists with recruiting patients for clinical trials
  • Obtains patient study data from medical records, physicians, etc.
  • Conducts library searches
  • Verifies accuracy of study forms
  • Updates study forms per protocol
  • Documents patient visits and procedures
  • Assists with regulatory binders and QA/QC procedures
  • Assists with interviewing study subjects
  • Administers and scores questionnaires
  • Provides basic explanation of study and in some cases obtains informed consent from subjects
  • Performs study procedures, which may include phlebotomy
  • Assists with study regulatory submissions
  • Writes consent forms
  • Verifies subject inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Performs administrative support duties as required

A Clinical Research Coordinator II performs the duties of a Clinical Research Coordinator I (above) and may also:

  • Maintain research data, patient fields, regulatory binders and study databases
  • Perform data analysis and QA/QC data checks
  • Organize and interpret data
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies
  • Act as a study resource for patient and family
  • Monitor and evaluation lab and procedure data
  • Evaluate study questionnaires
  • Contribute to protocol recommendations
  • Assist with preparation of annual review
  • May assist PI to prepare complete study reports

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Maintain subject information database for studies using the REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other data capture programs.
  • Assist in the preparation of research data and methods for both written publications and presentations.
  • Perform and train other research staff in the management and compilation of study data and assist in its analysis.
  • Protect the information of patients and implement procedures for robust data security.
  • Offer technical input as a member of a team in the improvement of ongoing and the creation of new research studies.
  • Assist with neuroimaging data analysis and manuscript preparation.
  • Recruit and schedule subjects for participation.
  • Produce and maintain all documentation for the Institutional Review Board.
  • Provide IT support to members of the research team.
  • Purchase supplies needed at the Center for various studies; monitor hardware inventory.
  • Prepare study reports, annual reviews, adverse event reports, and study document modifications.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • 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.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Python, R, Julia, MATLAB, Bash/Tcsh. Skills with libraries and tools similar to the following are preferred: PsychoPy, jsPsych, FSL, Freesurfer, SPSS.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, premedical sciences, computer science, or related science

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-3 years of related experience

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):

  • A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility.
  • A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following URL and search job code 3177303: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en 


Community Health Worker I:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Reporting to Dr. Schuster (or other principal investigator), the Community Health Worker will be responsible for administrative, and community engagement, demands of a large multi-site clinical effectiveness trial involving over 70 schools across the state funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. This project is being led by Dr. Randi Schuster in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry, Center for Addiction Medicine.

Key areas of responsibility include facilitating excellent communication between the Center and outside stakeholders/clients, including schools, community organizations, state agencies etc., as well as within the Center itself. Additional responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the schools and the MGH CAM team with regard to communicating project goals and timelines, coordinating the scheduling of focus groups and interviews around stakeholders’ schedules, being an active member of the coaching team once implementation begins, and facilitating data collection involving engagement of adolescent participants. Applicants must be willing to travel to school partners that may be located anywhere in Massachusetts. Applicants need strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a deep understanding of the nuances of working with public school systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct patient outreach and engagement activities via email, text, electronic, and telephone contact.
  • Develop a relationship with adolescent research participants and their families.
  • Develop a relationship with key school stakeholders.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with organization throughout the community.
  • Travel state-wide (including potentially on Cape Cod and in Western Massachusetts) to schools for site visits, study visits, stakeholder interviews, and intervention fidelity checks.
  • Collect and report on data for program evaluation.
  • Conduct qualitative, semi-structured interviews with school stakeholders.
  • Obtain supervision from clinical team on study visit encounters.
  • Ensure timely delivery of reports and entry of program data into database. Ensure appropriate communication with project manager and PI.
  • Maintains HIPAA compliance and patient confidentiality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the PI and/or Project Manager.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; must possess a professional demeanor and a strong commitment to confidentiality
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with both adolescents, parents, and school faculty members coming from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel and Access)
  • Dependability and responsibility
  • Punctuality and excellent time management skills
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Complies with all quality assessment and assurance activities established by the funding or regulatory agency
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity towards and understanding of challenges face by individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders.
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Independent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Preferred: Certificate as a Community Health Worker from a licensed agency, such as Boston Public Health Commission

EDUCATION:

  • Required: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred: 2-3 years of working experience. Prior experience in school-based, community, or public health preferred. Experience working as a community health worker preferred, but not required.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following URL and search job code 3163411: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en


Staff Assistant II:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Reporting to the principal investigator, the Staff Assistant will be responsible for administrative demands of one or multiple large clinical trials conducted by the MGH Center for Addiction Medicine, supporting a variety of day-to-day operations, as well as organizing and coordinating various educational and research projects.

Key areas of responsibility include facilitating excellent communication between the Center and outside stakeholders/clients, including schools, community organizations, state agencies etc., as well as within the Center itself. Additional responsibilities include performing a variety of complex office/administrative support duties which require both initiative and independent judgment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond promptly to email and phone correspondence with collaborating schools, key stakeholders, and vendors
  • Ongoing and proactive communication with research participants and school stakeholders to maintain engagement and retention
  • Schedule meetings, facilitator trainings, and study visits; send out confirmation/reminder letter in advance of appointments.
  • Communication with advisory board members.
  • Monitor of research activities to be completed by study participants.
  • Assist in the development and completion of grant proposals and other funding applications.
  • Maintain knowledge of grant formats and requirements
  • Type correspondence, manuscripts, meeting minutes, and documents that may require complex formatting. Composes routine correspondence. Prepares and distributes material for meeting and committees.
  • Orient new staff as appropriate.
  • Refer issues and concerns raised by participants and school stakeholders to PI.
  • Assist the PI, Grant Administrator, and Project Manager in the preparation of budgets and allocating of expenses.
  • Maintain, edit, and update the laboratory web page.
  • Prepare materials for use in the PI’s presentations at leadership and staff meetings, scientific meetings, advisory and consulting boards and other events.  Proofread and edit manuscripts, abstracts, reports and correspondence for the PI.
  • Support routine financial management of the project by preparing purchase orders, processing the PI’s reimbursements and vendor invoice payments, monitoring and reconciling event budgets, and processing check requests
  • Support scientific endeavors of the laboratory:
    • Advertise research accomplishments, staff recognition, patent applications, and compliance documentation with various offices
    • Identify publications, websites, and other venues for newsworthy articles and/or presentations regarding the laboratory’s research
    • Partner with the Development Office to increase exposure of the lab’s research ventures for outside fundraising and recognition
    • Support venture and pharmaceutical interactions. This includes reviewing letters of intent, collaboration agreements, Material Transfer, and Data Use Agreements for execution

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; must possess a professional demeanor and a strong commitment to confidentiality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel and Access)
  • Dependability and responsibility
  • Punctuality and excellent time management skills
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to update schedules and calendars of staff
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a group
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Able to learn addition computer applications quickly
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Independent judgment and problem-solving skills

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS:

  • Not applicable

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum required: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred: 2-3 years of working experience.

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following URL and search job code 3163409: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en