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Clinician-Researcher/Project Coordinator – Human Development Initiative

10 - 20 hours per week
(Can be a stand-alone position or combined with another role at the Center)

Under the supervision of the Director of the Human Development Strategic Initiative, the Clinician-Researcher/Project Coordinator will assist in the development and coordination of all aspects of the Human Development Initiative. 

The responsibilities of the person in this role include: contributing expertise to the development of the range of human development outreach efforts (clinical/consultative/research) in the local community including design, implementation, and analyses of outcome studies. The selected clinician-researcher will be involved in the day-to-day oversight of the initiative, including offering clinical interventions with parents and children (e.g. the Newborn Behavioral Observations System, home visits, etc.), consultation with local mental health clinicians and educators, engagement of research subjects, and collaboration with the Director, Infant Mental Health Specialist, and Research Assistant on all aspects of the initiative.

Qualifications include:

  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology, MD Psychiatrist or other degreed professionals with a background in child and family development, infant mental health experience a plus.
  • Strong clinical skills and the capacity to form an alliance with vulnerable people.
  • Knowledge of clinical research design and ability to seek consultation in this area.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience in academic/research writing/presentations.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to work with research participants and investigators.
  • Ability to lift, kneel, pull, bend for filing.  Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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