Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate

Virginia Tech - Roanoke, VA4.4

An NIH-funded Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute ( in Roanoke, Virginia. Projects in the labs focus on the neuroscience of motivated behavior and social decision-making, in both healthy and psychiatric groups including individuals with major depression, substance use disorders, personality disorders, and PTSD. This is an excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented person who enjoys interacting with others, being a key part of a diverse and active scientific environment, working with individuals with varied mental health difficulties, and managing multiple project duties. The position is available for immediate start.

The Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate will be expected to provide subject matter expertise in the areas of psychiatric diagnostic assessment, crisis management, empirically supported psychotherapy, and team supervision. Primary responsibilities will include psychiatric assessment and structured diagnostic interviews, tracking rater reliability, treatment fidelity and adherence, participant recruitment and oversight, research compliance (including IRB protocols), forming liaisons with clinical professionals, and maintaining the integrity of participant databases. The Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate will oversee a junior clinical team including training and supervising junior staff in all aspects of the clinical research process (e.g., assessment administration, basic clinical research design, participant recruitment, assessment and retention, and clinical data reduction and analysis). The successful team member will be skilled with monitoring and adjusting priorities, problem solving, and generally ensuring the day-to-day implementation of the clinical research programs. The Clinical Coordinator/Associate is an essential member of the research team and will be expected to regularly interact with research collaborators, hospital and community clinicians, and research administrators on behalf of the principal investigators. Opportunities to participate in manuscript and/or grant preparation are available for interested candidates.

Required Qualifications:
1) MA/MS in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or related fields or equivalent education and experience.
2) Demonstrated experience of adult psychiatric research or patient care experience.
3) Experience in the administration of standard psychiatric assessments.
4) Demonstrated attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Expertise with semi-structured psychiatric diagnostic interviews (including: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5, Clinician Administered PTSD Scale, Mini Neuropsychiatric Interview).
2) Empirically supported psychotherapy or research experience with major depression, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, and/or substance use disorders.
3) Facility with basic statistical methods.
4) Licensure in field of training.
5) PhD in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or related fields.

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Required application materials: Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list of references. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

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Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is as soon as possible.

Employee Category: Research Faculty Appointment Type: Restricted If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 10/9/2019 FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year Percent Employment: Full-time If part time, enter Percent Time: Pay Band Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience Department: VT Carilion Research Institute Location: Roanoke Location, if not Blacksburg: Roanoke, VA Location Zip Code: 24016 Job Posting Date: 10/03/2018 Review Begin Date: 10/17/2018 Job Close Date(if applicable): Restricted to university employees only? No Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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