Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is an academic research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change. The mission of WCW is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.
We are seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) two-year term Clinical Research Program Manager/Coordinator to work on several different projects relating to depression prevention in youth and families, under the direction of Dr. Tracy Gladstone at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. The position will involve primary work on a federally-funded clinical trial that aims to determine which intervention components are active in preventing depression among at-risk adolescents, and on a large-scale, federally-funded comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial that compares the effectiveness of two prevention interventions: a primary care, Internet-based depression prevention program and a face-to-face group CBP program - at preventing onset of depressive episodes and improving other patient-centered outcomes. In addition, the Clinical Research Program Manager/Coordinator may work secondarily on: a large-scale, school-based screening/intervention initiative aimed at addressing the problem of youth depression and suicidal behavior; an effort to adapt an adolescent depression prevention program for use with college students; and a family-based prevention program when a child presents with symptoms of early-onset psychosis.
Outstanding, well-developed organizational and communication skills and problem-solving abilities are required, as are clinical/assessment skills, the ability to work independently, setting and adhering to milestones, and working with supervision. We are accepting applications immediately.
Tasks will include:
Overall development, implementation, and daily management of research protocols in close coordination with Dr. Gladstone and other members of the research team
Conduct clinical assessments and follow-up interviews with adolescents at risk for depression and their parents/guardians, and/or with college students reporting depressive symptoms
Create and manage databases; perform data audits, including quality control and assurance of all research data
Ensure compliance with federal and IRB regulations
Assist with IRB submissions, amendments and continuing reviews.
Adhere to study timelines and deliverables
Responsible for primary day-to-day administrative duties, in collaboration with other members of the research team
Assist with key aspects of the human resources process, including hiring/supervising students and on-boarding of new team members
Assist with grant applications and manuscripts, including literature searches and drafting of text
Assist with the administrative aspects of funded research projects, including pre and post award functions
Work closely with research management and research finance to ensure proper fund management and timely reporting
Clinical training and experience administering structured clinical interviews to both children and adults, such as the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-IV or 5 Disorders (SCID), the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescent (MINI Kid), and the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS)
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and meet strict task and project deadlines
Solid written and oral communication skills and ability to work with various professionals including team social workers and school staff and faculty
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and also as part of a team
Strong research management and data management skills
Masters degree in social work, or clinical license as a mental health counselor
Training and/or experience with adolescents and adults and with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression
Proficiency in Spanish (strongly preferred)
Experience with interviewing individuals through previous employment, academic assignments, or community organization involvement
Experience with managing confidential personal information such as patient health information
Familiarity with SPSS and/or REDCap database entry and management
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to study sites and meeting locations, as applicable
Flexibility in work hours (willingness to make phone calls/conduct assessments during evening hours, as necessary)
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite products
Experience with project management and research administration
This position will begin remotely, but onsite attendance will be expected once we are back in the office.
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.