Clinical Researcher Pychodynamic Psychopharmacology Initiative

The Austen Riggs Center is focusing some of our research efforts on the issue of suicide.Pychodynamic Psychopharmacology Initiative
20 - 40 hours per week

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator for the Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology Strategic Initiative, the Clinical Researcher will assist in the development of a research project intended to assess whether a manualized treatment that focuses on the psychosocial aspects of the prescribing process is clinically useful. 

The responsibilities of the Clinical Researcher include: contributing expertise to the experimental design in both the phase of fidelity testing of the manual and in the phase of outcome research. The selected researcher will also be involved in the day-to-day running of the first phase the research project (fidelity testing), including interacting with subjects, providing informed consent, managing the data set, and collaborating with the PI with troubleshooting and will also collaborate with the PI and consultants with regard to statistical analysis of the dataset. The researcher will assist with study design and help coordinate with partners in an academic medical setting for assessing the effect of manualized treatment on clinical outcomes with patients who meet criteria for “treatment-resistance.”  

Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of clinical research design and conduct with patient interface;
  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology, MD Psychiatrist or other degreed professional with significant clinical research experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience in academic writing relative to research and preparation for presentations.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to work with research participants and investigators. Able to communicate research findings in writing and to attend to detail. Capacity to manage complex research projects.
  • Ability to lift, kneel, pull, bend for filing. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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