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, firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to submit a CV.
Research assistant needed for fast-paced research center focusing on the study of multicultural mental health services research. Research assistant will participate in various research tasks at the request of the director including conducting literature searches, synthesizing literature, preparing bibliographies for scholarly papers, editing/proof-reading and submitting manuscripts. RA will create high quality PowerPoint presentations, format tables to present research data, and help prepare grant proposal submissions, including assembling letters of support, biosketches and bibliographies. S/he will draft letters and other official correspondence. RA will take part in logistics including travel arrangements, appointments, meeting preparations and communications with other researchers and administrative staff. Qualifications include: • Impeccable attention to detail • Self-starter with excellent organizational, writing and communication skills. • Ability to work well as a member of a team and with collaborators • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment • Bachelor's degree in English or Communications with some Spanish language skills a plus.
Bilingual Spanish Interviewers needed. Positions are 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.