Clinical Research Manager

Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT4.1

The Risk, Prevention and Intervention Lab at Wesleyan University, directed by Dr. Alexis May, is seeking a Clinical Research Manager to coordinate a randomized clinical trial and assist with a series of research projects aimed at understanding the development and prevention of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This position primarily involves coordinating a clinical trial testing a brief suicide prevention intervention for couples. More generally, the lab investigates the development of suicide risk.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating with the collaborating research site in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Scheduling and completing post-treatment clinical assessments with suicidal participants and their partners via telephone and web-conferencing
  • Supervising undergraduate research assistants in clinical interviewing
  • Monitoring clinical trial procedures
  • Database and grant management
Other responsibilities may include outreach to community partners, development of study materials, grant writing, manuscript preparation, and data analysis. The Clinical Research Manager will have ample opportunities to co-author journal articles and present findings at national conferences, if desired.

This is a full-time grant-funded position. Funding has been approved for one year with continuation dependent upon mutual agreement and continued grant funding. Anticipated start date is on or about September 1, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field and at least one year of clinical psychology research experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clinical populations.
Comfort discussing and assessing sensitive clinical issues, such as suicide risk.
Experience with clinical or diagnostic interviewing.
Proficiency with basic computer applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, citation management software, and academic search databases).
Experience with SPSS, R, and/or Qualtrics.
Strong interpersonal skills, both with participants and with lab members.
Highly motivated, willing to take initiative, strong leadership abilities.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Knowledge of and appreciation for the scientific method.
Impeccable research ethics.
Demonstrated background in empirical research.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
MA, MSW, LCSW, MFT, PsyD, PhD, or other advanced degree requiring clinical training
Clinical Research Coordinator certification
Experience with RCTs
Experience with university and hospital-based IRBs
Experience working with military and veteran populations

Management Competencies Not Applicable
Competencies Interpersonal skills/savvy, Oral communications, Organizational skills, Project management, Written communications, Respects diversity, Commitment to sustainability
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications should include: Cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and names of two referees. In addition to your Careers application, please also send application materials directly to Dr. May ( Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding the search as soon as an exceptional candidate has been found.

Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.