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Research Assitant I – Guntur Lab

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Position Summary

The Research Assistant I – Guntur Lab conducts a variety of laboratory procedures under the general supervision of the principal investigator or the PI’s designee. Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. Must be able to recognize problems or deviations in experimental conditions and notify appropriate personnel. Masters routine techniques and procedures relevant to overall goals of the lab.  Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 0+ years of relevant experience

Experience with DNA isolation, PCR analysis, Western blots, immunofluorescence, cell culture and histology will be advantageous but training will be provided. Research projects focus on delineating the role of mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy during skeletal development. We utilize cell culture, ex vivo organ cultures along with global knockout, conditional knockout and transgenic mouse models to study bone.

Essential Functions

Research Support
-Conducts standard laboratory procedures and analyses using a variety of manual techniques and instrumentation to analyze experimental data.
-Maintains logs and notebooks of all work‑related activity to assists in the preparation of materials for grants and manuscripts.
-Examine animals and or specimens and measure or weigh compounds and solutions for testing.
-Follow training expectations as defined by project.
-Follow all procedures and protocols as defined.

Technology
Uses computers, equipment, and high‑technology applications to perform work duties.

Collaboration
Collaborates and communicates with internal laboratory members to work effectively.

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator – MMCRI

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Position Summary

This position is part of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s (MMCRI) Clinical Trials team and will focus on oncology research. Candidates with SOCRA and Oncology Nurse Certification are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves many aspects of research coordination. This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant Maine Medical Center Departments. The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  • Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  • Thorough knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  • Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  • Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

Research Data Analyst-III  Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

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Position Summary

Integrates, cleans, analyzes and presents data in support of the assigned project and/or department. Uses applied statistics, sampling, univariate, multivariate, and time to event analytic techniques which encompass study design, implementation and data management, monitoring and reporting. The individual in this role must be able to work independently.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Master’s degree required.
  • 5-7 years’ experience analyzing data required. 3-5 years in healthcare preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Advanced skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g. SAS, R, STATA, SPSS. Proficiency with multiple statistical software packages is preferred.
  • Experience in working with large clinical and/or administrative claims databases, including both for management and analysis is desirable.
  • Capable of searching and critically appraising medical literature.
  • Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
  • Ability to manage and lead multiple projects.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Teaching and supervisory skills are highly desirable.

Essential Functions

Assembles Data:

  • Designs and implements data collection strategies as needed.
  • Acquires existing data from multiple sources; integrates data from new and existing data sources.
  • Collaborates with other departments to access data.
  • Treats data with appropriate security and confidentiality.

Database Management:

  • Operates database and analysis software.
  • Performs management of large clinical and/or administrative databases.
  • Designs data collection tools, databases, data entry processes and maintenance protocols.
  • Stays current in knowledge and proficiency of multiple databases and analysis software systems.

Designs studies, analyzes data, and reports findings:

  • Assists investigators to translate information needs into questions that can be answered with available data.
  • Participates in discussions about research design.
  • Performs analysis of large clinical and/or administrative databases using applied statistics, sampling, univariate, multivariate, and time dependent techniques.
  • Creates tables and figures of results.
  • Supports data needs of project teams.
  • Provides data for annual reports, grant proposals and reports, and training presentations.
  • Participates in manuscript writing.

Assists in Project Management:

  • Assists in setting project schedules.
  • Implements project plans and assists in leading team members
  • Assists in clearly defining goals and objectives.
  • Assists in recruitment of qualified team members and building a functional team.
  • Assists in assigning work and estimating resources for completion.
  • Assists in developing timelines, budgets, progress reports, etc.

Research Coordinator I – Oncology

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Position Summary

This position is part of the Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s Clinical Trials team and will focus on the regulatory aspects of the oncology research. This is a clinical and technical position responsible for coordinating clinical research for basic/straightforward studies.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • High School Diploma required, Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred.

Project Manager – Clinical Trials Office

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Position Summary

The Project Manager has primary responsibility for facilitating the planning, implementation and post implementation phases of various strategic projects for the department, and/or Maine Medical Center and/or at participating regional hospitals. The Project Manager will determine the appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate progress and successful implementation. These projects will result in measurable improvements that will impact clinical, administrative, financial systems, and/or the infrastructural systems of MMC and that will benefit our patients, families, and staff. The Project Manager will also provide regular progress reporting to his/her supervisor and other groups as appropriate.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s preferred. May accept a combination of management and technical experience, which is usually acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program.
2. Three to five+ years project management experience that is multidisciplinary in nature.
3. A high level of interpersonal skills is necessary to support dynamic work teams and communicate effectively with a wide variety of patients/families, hospital administrative staff, clinicians and external contacts, and vendors.
4. A high level of analytical and critical thinking skills are needed to assist in the development of new systems, techniques, procedures and to develop special and recurring reports or analysis.
5. Excellent oral and written presentation skills; ability to write and present for a variety of audiences.
6. Demonstrated highly developed organizational skills.
7. May require highly developed negotiation skills
8. Knowledgeable of computer programs needed for the position

Essential Functions

  • Project management activities to include the development and initiation of an organization-wide clinical trials support structure; corresponding process development; and technical supporting the selection and implementation of a clinical trials management system. Project activities will focus on the following elements:
  • Medicare Coverage Analysis and Related Support – A process that ensures that Medicare Coverage Analyses are completed for all appropriate studies, including the entering the appropriate codes for items and services to complete the Billing Grid and determining if conventional care items/services qualify for Medicare coverage.
  • Clinical Trials Registry and Other Document Management -A process to coordinate with Research Teams to validate the study and patient data in the Registry and to ensure data is consistent with the billing system and the IRB database.
  • Budgeting Oversight- A process to review clinical trial study budgets to ensure these budgets are developed in accordance with approved systems, tools and standards.

Research Coordinator II – Maine Children’s Cancer Program

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The Maine Children’s Cancer Program has a team of three Research Coordinators who oversee all facets of pediatric oncology research studies. This entails patient eligibility verification, assessment of toxicities, data management, and ensuring that all required tests and assessments are completed at the required time points. The Research Coordinators guide staff in protocol interpretation and compliance, and prepare regulatory documents for IRB submission. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and also collaboratively by partnering with fellow coordinators, investigators, clinical staff, and relevant MMC departments.

Position Summary

This is a clinical and technical position responsible for coordinating clinical research.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

1. Bachelor’s degree in a health science or related field required.
2. Knowledge of basic statistical principles and methods.
3. Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
4. Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
5. 2 years of clinical experience in a healthcare setting required.
6. Demonstrable computer competency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
7. Certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals or Society of Clinical Research Associates preferred.

Director of Research Compliance

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Administrative Director for Research, the Director of Research Compliance (DRC) is responsible for managing an effective compliance program that is coupled with efforts to facilitate the pursuit of MMC’s research programs. In these research programs, compliance with pertinent regulations and policies is essential to engendering the public trust. The Office of Research Compliance has three main responsibilities: research compliance oversight; research compliance education and to function as a compliance information clearinghouse. The DRC will implement and manage a research compliance, oversight, and education program that provides support and education in regulatory requirements for faculty members, staff, and students regarding scientific research.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline preferred, Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years of related experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current applicable laws and regulations, including federal, state, and non federal regulations surrounding research and research grants and contracts.
  • Experience working independently and within a team environment at various levels of an organization.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), including public speaking to facilitate training sessions, lead discussion groups, and deliver presentations.
  • Strong management skills with experience in staff oversight and professional development.
  • Experience in fiscal management.

Senior Biomedical Informatics Engineer- Research

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Position Summary

The Senior Biomedical Informatics Engineer will be responsible for developing a centralized informatics framework and pipeline for clinical and translational research, leading applications development for biomedical informatics and clinical bioinformatics analyses, mining electronic health records, querying large public databases and other research and administrative data sources, and creating an integrated warehouse of all such data sources.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. MS degree (preferred) or higher in Computer Science or other relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and demonstrated experience
  2. 3+ years of healthcare industry related experience, with at least two years in a data integration environment
  3. Experience in SQL database design and Service Oriented Architecture
  4. Experience with Unix, SQL, Oracle, TCL as well as scripting languages, e.g. Perl, Python, C++
  5. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, including SSIS and SSRS
  6. 2+ years or more of HL7 interface development and deployment
  7. Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns, and AMQP or MQTT messaging
  8. Understanding of LANs/WANs connectivity requirements, security protocols, and monitoring tools
  9. Strong analytical skills
  10. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  11. Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated history of:

  • Implementing and supporting a data infrastructure capable of integrating data from multiple domains (e.g., clinical, research and administrative) and supporting business intelligence functionality.
  • Developing a standards-based data repository (warehouse) that contains the sum of clinical, research, and administrative data associated with distinct populations across geographically-defined regions.
  • Implementing and supporting the tools to access such data and defining clear access and use policies.

**Candidates with a PhD are encouraged to apply**

Essential Functions:  Informatics Management

  • Leads and participates in all aspects of the design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of uni-directional and bi-directional interfaces in support of information needs
  • Designs and implements data extraction, transformation, and loading solutions (ETL)
  • Establishes databases and systems with the correct level of performance optimization and high availability
  • Utilizes data extraction and data transfer tools
  • Utilizes data storage, access, and transfer policies and procedures
  • Creates and maintains accurate and relevant network documentation including diagrams, as-built documents, configuration templates, inventories and IT Service Catalog
  • Understands industry trends and supports adoption of those trends as required

Mentoring/Teaching

  • Trains and mentors peers, investigators, and other members of the team, including in the use of data extraction and transfer tools, and data storage, access and transfer policies

Collaboration

  • Interfaces with investigators in an iterative fashion to refine data types and tools for maximum utility
  • Works with external vendors and partners to execute work

Compliance

  • Collaboratively develops clear data storage, access, transfer, and use policies and procedures
  • Ensures and supports compliance with such policies and procedures

Research Fellow

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We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for a well-established and growing early psychosis clinic and research program. The position will include a rich combination of clinical work and research with adolescents and young adults in the first couple years of a psychotic disorder or at clinical high risk for psychosis. The SAMHSA-funded first episode program provides coordinated specialty care including CBT for psychosis, multifamily group psychoeducation, supported employment, and peer mentors.The ideal candidate will have relevant experience and be looking to develop an independent research career in early psychosis but will have opportunity to complete hours for licensing and obtain specialized training in assessment and early psychosis treatments. The current research program is focused on three project areas: 1) identifying dynamic predictors particularly affect variability, of clinical trajectories and suicide risk using experience sampling; 2) establishing adolescent norms and screening protocols for use in primary care settings; and 3) development of videogame-based interventions for youth at risk for or in the first years of a psychotic disorder. The person hired will have a major role in the first project area and will be supported in taking leadership, publishing, and seeking independent funding for research within these project areas or in a complementary area.

Portland Maine is an idyllic, affordable community rich in cultural opportunities, under 2 hours from Boston and 6 hours from New York, and identified as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Position Summary

Conducts a variety of complex research procedures and is able to conduct independent research in consultation with the principal investigator. The research fellow has a sufficient level of experience, expertise and independence to conduct a defined research project, in coordination with the fellow’s dissertation to be responsible for its inception, implementation and completion with reporting of results in a peer reviewed forum.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Candidate for a Ph.D. in the social sciences or other relevant field.
  2. Communication skills that are sufficiently developed that the individual at this level will be able to present research results at regional and national research conferences.
  3. The research fellow will have demonstrated a level of independence to perform research responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A Recent Ph.D. in clinical psychology or related field.
  • Training and/or experience with adolescents and young adults and with individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms or disorders.
  • Specific training and experience in specialized early psychosis clinical care or research.
  • Training and experience with structured clinical assessments commonly used with early psychosis populations such as the Structured Clinical Interview of DSM-IV or 5 Disorders (SCID), the Structured Interview of Psychosis-risk Syndromes (SIPS), the Comprehensive Assessment of At-Risk Mental States (CAARMS), the Schizophrenia Proneness Instrument, Adult (SPIA) or Child and Youth (SPICY) versions, the Global Functioning Social and Role Scales (GF-S, GF-R).
  • Specific training or experience in experience sampling, research into the biological correlates of affect or affect variability, psychosis screening, primary care, clinical trials, suicide risk or self-harm research, or therapeutic videogames.
  • Have strong statistical analysis skills and capacity to learn and apply new analytic techniques.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts complex research procedures and analyses using a variety of techniques and instrumentation. The research fellow may serve as an institute resource as a principal user or expert in a specialized instrument or technology
  • Collaborates with the PI and other institute investigators as part of the overall responsibility for project inception and completion
  • Participates in the training of undergraduates, summer students and institute personnel at all levels in the research fellow’s area of expertise
  • Stays current in literature relevant to area of research interest and expertise. May present research results at regional or national conferences.
  • May provide substantial input, both data and its interpretation, in the preparation of both manuscripts and grants.
  • Will be proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues
  • Prepares advanced training of personnel in the use of key technology or software
  • Interprets and presents research results in manuscript form where the research fellow has been the principal participant in a research project.

Faculty Scientist II – Health Outcomes/Services Research

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Position Summary

Conducts a variety of research activities, often heading projects independently, but may enlist the assistance of more experienced scientists as collaborators. This position will receive mentorship from one or more senior scientists in areas such as grant writing and applications, teaching, and navigating research administration and research compliance issues. This position will be responsible for the independent conception of research projects, obtaining external funding for these projects and the publication of results from these projects in a timely manner. These studies should be of sufficient importance and impact to bring recognition to the investigator, resulting in increased or sustained funding, etc. This individual will assist in the development of operational guidelines for the research. As an independent position, the individual should exercise good judgment in decision making with regard to the management of personnel, budgets, and other matters that pertain to running a program or project as an independent investigator. With regard to problem-solving, the individual in this position should know the limitations of his or her problem solving skills both scientifically and administratively and should use good judgment to seek advice and input from reliable sources when the problem is beyond the scope of his or her expertise. Follows safety, human subjects and animal use guidelines. Manages grants or projects including supervision of multiple staff, project reports, etc. Monitors the project budget. Where inventions or other intellectual property are developed during the course of the research, will contribute to the process of working with the patents and licensing office to seek appropriate rights. Ability to supervise and to coordinate efforts of several staff for complex internal/external groups. Position availability is directly related to grant funding.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Doctoral degree in relevant social, psychological or health sciences discipline.
  • 5 years of experience as a Faculty Scientist II (or Assoc. Prof).
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful track record of R01 funding or equivalent research support.
  • First or Senior author publications in major peer-reviewed social, psychological or health sciences journals.
  • Evidence of national and international recognition in selected field as demonstrated by invited presentations at national and international social, psychological or health sciences meetings and invited reviews for major social, psychological or health sciences publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and conduct novel and potentially high impact social, psychological or health sciences experiments.
  • Evidence of significant mentorship and teaching accomplishments such as serving as thesis advisor for graduate students.
  • Evidence of significant institutional citizenship such as chairing a major committee(s).