Employment Opportunities

The Center is now hiring for the following positions.  Please apply to positions formally on the Cambridge Health Alliance website, under careers, searching for "research." You may also contact Sheri Lapatin, slapatin@charesearch.org for further information and to submit a CV.

Spanish speaking research assistant: Research assistant needed for fast-paced research center focusing on the study of multicultural mental health services research. Research assistant will participate in the coordination of major grant project, including the daily data collection process; participant recruitment and conducting study interviews; tracking; data cleaning and quality control; data management across local and international study sites; and liaising with technology departments to ensure data is safely uploaded and stored. RA will liaise with other project interviewers, clinicians and fidelity checkers taking part in the project, and will help facilitate referrals to additional patient care as needed. RA will also take part in various research tasks related to data analysis including conducting literature searches and preparing bibliographies for scholarly papers; creating tables, graphs, and presentations; editing/proof-reading and submitting of scholarly papers; drafting correspondence and adapting study manuals and trainings materials; conducting Spanish-English translations of research materials; supporting grant proposal submissions, and reporting to IRBs and funders. S/he will support grant travel and meeting logistics, such as yearly Executive and Advisory Board Committees and help prepare for meetings and events. Qualifications include: Spanish native level of fluency required. Self-starter with excellent organizational, writing and communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and ability to synthesize and manage data from multiple sources. Ability to work well as a member of a team and interface with individuals across a wide range of disciplines and experience including partners in Spanish-speaking countries. Ability to work well with technology and willingness to work with new technology.

Grant Operations Manager: A fast-paced research center conducting innovative research focused on improving mental health service delivery for multi-cultural populations seeks a Manager of Grant Operations. This person will be responsible for creating and managing flexible systems related to the preparation, monitoring, and reporting of budgets for several federally funded grants through the National Institutes of Health. Affiliated with Harvard Medical Schools Department of Psychiatry, this research center is based in a hospital setting. The manager of grant operations works closely with the Associate Director to assure completion of all administrative activities necessary for the achievement of project goals and funders pre and post award reporting requirements. Functions include: Working collaboratively with research staff to prepare budgets for progress reports and grant applications, and assisting in programmatic decision making related to financial operations; Preparing detailed monthly financial reports for the Director and Principal Investigators, and coordinating report content and formats with financial managers at collaborating institutions; Interfacing with the hospital financial systems, serving as a liaison with other hospital personnel and departments; Timely processing of multiple subcontracts with collaborating institutions across the country; Setting up and monitoring internal administrative processes regarding financial matters and overseeing management of these processes. The position is a full-time 40 hour per week position, with occasional evening or weekend hours. The successful candidate will be skilled in fiscal management, with both strong accounting and management skills. Very strong communication skills and an interest in working in a multicultural environment are also required. Masters degree preferred, BA required. Two years of fiscal grants management experience required. Knowledge of and experience with federal regulations applicable to the conduct of research projects highly desirable.

Bilingual Spanish Interviewers needed for fast-paced research center focusing on the study of multicultural mental health services research.Position is on a pay per deliverable basis, with weekly hours varying based on patient availability. Interviewers will participate in recruiting participants and conducting assessment interviews for a Screening and Intervention Project with primarily Spanish-speaking Latino patients identified in primary care, mental health and substance use clinics. Interviewers will conduct integrated screenings for substance, mental health and smoking problems as well as HIV risk. During the intervention phase, interviewers will conduct up to four assessment interviews per patient. Interviewers will ensure that audio recordings of interviews and tracking materials are safely uploaded and stored to the secure project server. They will take part in regular Interviewer meetings and participate in other oversight activities as required. Interviewers will help facilitate referrals to emergency patient care as needed.

Interviewer Qualifications include:

-Self-starter with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 
-Spanish native level of fluency required. 
-Excellent attention to detail. 
-Ability to work well as a member of a team and interface with individuals across a wide range of disciplines and life experiences. 
-Flexible schedule with availability mornings/nights or weekends is a plus. 
-Comfort with technology.

Research Mental Health Clinicians needed to deliver a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based intervention for Latino patients enrolled in a research study through the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research. The 8-10 session intervention addresses mental health and substance use problems as well as HIV risk. Specific duties include administration of the intervention in-person or by telephone to study participants recruited from Primary Care Clinics, in Spanish or in English.

Clinicians will participate in training according to research study protocols, which will include 12 hours of didactic instruction and role play as well as recorded observation of sessions. Clinician will provide flexible patient intervention sessions within a week of enrollment into the research study, and take part in a weekly supervisory session. Clinician will participate in follow up with patients to facilitate continued participation in the study and will take part in provision of necessary documentation following research protocols and requirements.

Clinicians should have available 10-14 hours a week to offer treatment and 2-4 hours of supervision. Requirements -Masters degree in Psychology, Social Work or an equivalent degree in a related field. - Cognitive ability to observe, analyze and interpret general and technical data, (verbal and written) accurately. -Must possess communication and interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to respond to events effectively.

-Interest in working with multicultural patients with complex needs.
-Ability to follow research protocols and procedures.
-Bilingual English-Spanish, with native Spanish fluency
-Night and weekend availability a plus, to provide flexible patient sessions
-One year of clinical experience preferred.