An NIH-funded Clinical Research Coordinator/Associate is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks King-Casas at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion (https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu) 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/Research 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/Research 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 Research Coordinator/Research 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.
1) MA/MS in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or related fields (PhDs will be considered favorably);
2) two years 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.
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) licensure in field of training;
4) facility with basic statistical methods.
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.