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):


Programmer:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

We are seeking an individual interested in an interdisciplinary role as a programmer at the MGH Center for Addiction Medicine. Strong software engineering skills are required. Working independently and with minimal supervision, he or she will be responsible for fulfilling the computational and data integrity needs of the center in conjunction with the rest of the programming team. The position will at times require scheduling patients and running study visits with careful attention to IRB approved research protocols. The candidate will be expected to posess basic knowledge of and to abide by modern information security standards.

The Center for Addiction Medicine is a team composed of psychiatrists, neuroscientists, psychologists, other interdisciplianry scientists, research assistants, computer programmers, and interns. Cutting edge clinical research with human subjects seeks to contribute knowledge regarding addiction and substance use behaviors, interventions, and treatments. Though the successful candidate will posess the job title of programmer, they may be expected to perform a variety of tasks in their role at the center in addition to their computing related responsibilities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) databases, ensuring data collection integrity and compliance. (20%)
  • Prepare large datasets for analysis and prepare ad hoc reports, figures, tables and reviews on various topics for several different projects (20%)
  • Serve as technical support to research staff. Offter technical input regarding the improvement of ongoing studies and design of new studies. (15%)
  • Assist with data analysis and preparation of research data for presentations and written publications. (15%)
  • Maintain documentation for the Institutional Review Board and perform or delegate related administrative tasks. (15%)
  • Develop applications to expedite and fortify the integrity of common research-related data processing tasks (10%).
  • Monitor inventories, purchase new supplies as needed, and maintain computer systems. (5%)

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

An ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn, will act professionally, and will communicate effectively. The position requires excellent organizational skill and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with fluctuating deadlines. It is also important that candidates posess an interest in the work of the Center for Addiction Medicine and an interest in working with human subjects on a diverse team of scientists and support staff.

Strong quantitative and computer skills are required. Candidates should be capable in Python, R, Julia, or MATLAB. Experience with software for neuroimaging (Freesurfer/FSL) or psychophysics (PsychoPy/jspysch) will be taken into account, as will experience with other computer languages, data science, and/or mathematics. Basic knowledge of statistics and software engineering principles is necessary. Additional weight will be given to candidates with experience in research and a desire to continue into the field of addiction research, medicine, etc.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, cognitive science, neuroscience, mathematics, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, or related science preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience

If you are interested in applying, the application will be available shortly on: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobsearch.ftl


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