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Research Data Analyst II –
Environmental Epidemiology

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Maine Medical Center Research Institute is recruiting for a data anyalyst that will assit Dr. Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH, pediatric endocrinologist at Maine Medical Center, Faculty Scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, with environmental epidemiologic projects examining the role of early life environmental exposures on obesity and bone health in childhood.

Position Summary

The data analyst will perform analyses primarily using data from pre-birth cohorts. The data analyst will work independently under Dr. Fleisch’s supervision. The data analyst will have opportunity to engage in educational programs and seminars.

The Data Analyst will be responsible for: 

  • Programming independent analyses.
  • Occasionally assisting with literature reviews, manuscript preparation, or data entry/cleaning with opportunity for authorship on manuscripts.
  • Option of writing the first draft of manuscripts with opportunity for first-authorship and presentation at regional and/or national conferences.
  • Functioning independently, with weekly meetings for updates.
  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline and an MS or MPH with programming skills, SAS or R preferred. New Masters level graduates will be considered. Data analyst experience gained through a Master’s program will count as years of experience.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience analyzing data required, in healthcare preferred.
  • Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Intermediate skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g SAS, R, STATA.
  • 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.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to convey complex concepts.
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

Environmental Epidemiology Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Maine Medical Center Research Institute is recruiting for a postdoctoral research fellow to work under the mentorship of Dr. Abby Fleisch, MD, MPH, pediatric endocrinologist at Maine Medical Center, Faculty Scientist at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, with environmental epidemiologic projects examining the role of early life exposures to consumer product chemicals on obesity and bone health in childhood.

Position Summary

The research fellow will conduct a defined mentored research project, including project inception and design, implementation, and completion. The research fellow will first-author manuscripts and present the research at regional and/or national conferences. The research fellow will have opportunity to engage in educational programs and seminars with a group of research fellows in cardiovascular epidemiology.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for: 

  • Conceiving and designing the project
  • Programming independent analyses
  • Writing the first draft of manuscripts
  • Presenting research at regional and/or national conferences
  • Functioning independently, with weekly meetings for updates
  • The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD) in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline with programming skills, SAS or R preferred

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Doctoral degree required (e.g. PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD). Degree in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, or a related discipline preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience analyzing data required, inclusive of time spent in doctoral training.
  • Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
  • Knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Intermediate to advanced skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g SAS, R, STATA.
  • 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.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

The start date for this position will ideally be in winter 2019 or spring 2020 but is flexible.

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+ year’s 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 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.
  • Study Feasibility and Resource Meetings- A process to establish resource meetings with study teams to review the MCA, budget, other study documents, and to make conventional care determinations to complete the final draft of the MCA.
  • Study Approvals- A process to coordinate with the scientific review committee, the IRB and other internal /external parties to ensure that all required approvals are received prior to study initiation.
  • Bill Review- A process to facilitate segregation of items and services provided to research patients utilizing the Medicare Coverage Analysis billing grid and other medical documentation which ensures that either the patient or the research account was billed appropriately for clinical trial related items and services.
  • Study Management- A process to ensure that accounting activities, such as tracking patient/study milestones, reconciling accounts, processing and approving study bills, invoicing sponsors, and reviewing account status with PIs are completed.

Research Assistant II – Lindner Lab

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Position Summary

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

1. Demonstrated ability above that of a Research Assistant I.

2. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.

3. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.

4. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

5. 1 + years of relevant experience

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Histotechnology certification or Eligible
  • 1+ year(s) of experience using microtomy technique in laboratory setting strongly preferred
  • Working knowledge of basic histotechnique
  • Solid technical skills and a working knowledge of laboratory organizational and operational procedures
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills necessary for high degree of department specific analytical, technical, and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for cooperative inter-personal working relationships with research staff

Essential Job Duties

  • Embed processed tissue according to protocols.
  • Section of paraffin blocks.
  • Staining (H&E) and cover slipping of all slides.
  • Perform special stains and re-cuts.
  • Cut and stain frozen sections.
  • Fling slides and blocks, cutting controls for special stains.

Research Associate II – Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

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Position Summary

This is a 100% grant-funded position, primarily dedicated to the Maine Cancer Genomics Initiative (MCGI), a statewide grant led by the Jackson Laboratory to enable widespread access to advanced cancer genomic tests in the Maine oncology community, and to increase the understanding of cancer genomics among Maine oncology practitioners.

The individual in this role is responsible for coordinating and executing the day-to-day operations of Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s (MMCRI) subcontract for the MCGI, the primary aims of which are:

  • To conduct a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the needs and readiness
    of the oncology community in Maine regarding the use of cancer genomic testing in clinical practice.
  • To evaluate and refine educational programs, decision support tools and implementation processes for clinicians and patients who utilize cancer genomic testing.
  • To evaluate longitudinal outcomes of the use of cancer genomic testing in clinical practice.

The individual in this role will work with a multidisciplinary team based at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at MMCRI within Maine Medical Center.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated ability and independence above that of a Research Associate I.
    Skills should include the ability to use a computer and statistical software packages to collect, enter and analyze data to report results.
  • Must have good organizational and personnel management skills, good project management skills, and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Communication skills are sufficiently developed to present research results at regional and national conferences.
    Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred – an educational background in social science, public health, clinical research, health communication, or related fields is preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with Master’s degree, 5+ years with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous qualitative research experience is strongly preferred.

Grants Administrator

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Position Summary

The Grant Administrator is responsible for managing the process of review, triage and timely submission of research grants in a very busy and productive sponsored research office. Responsibilities include managing the assembly and submission of grant proposals, interpreting sponsor guidelines, reviewing/editing grant materials, ensuring institutional and sponsor compliance in research areas that may include human subjects or sensitive materials, coordinating the institutional approval process, working with collaborative institutions, developing sub awards, and maintaining institutional databases. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to identify and resolve grant and contract administration issues. We seek a colleague who is detail-oriented with proven ability to manage multiple deadlines and who can work with physicians, scientists, and members of other departments in a professional manner. Writing and editing skills are critical, budgeting experience and knowledge of federal research regulations is a plus.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field preferred.
  2. At least 3 years progressive experience in sponsored program management, proposal development and/or grant management in a health or health-related field.
  3. Knowledge of information resources, databases, and methods of accessing and using such resources.
  4. Ability to develop or facilitate the development of a conceptual framework for a proposal.

Research Assistant I- Hernandez Lab

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The Hernandez lab seeks to understand the developmental and inherited but non-genetic etiology of susceptibility to complex endocrine and neurological disorders in humans. These may include obesity, infertility, autism, schizophrenia and attention deficit and hyperactive disorder. It uses mostly mouse models of overexposure to thyroid hormones to understand the consequences for the developmental and epigenetic programming of traits of relevance to those conditions. Approaches used may include behavioral testing, genome wide gene expression profiling and qPCR, molecular epigenetics, endocrine physiology, biochemical determinations, tissue and animal imaging, histological analysis by immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, cell culture and bioinformatics.

Position Summary

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.

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.

Research Fellow –  Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Lab

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Currently recruiting a highly motivated PhD-level scientist to elucidate the role of neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling in the regulation of inflammation and cardiac repair after myocardial ischemic injury. Neuregulins (NRGs) belongs to the epidermal growth factor (EGF) superfamily of transmembrane growth factors. NRG-1 has been intensively studied due to its essential role in cardiac development and in the regulation of the adult cardiovascular system adaptation to physiological and pathological stress. Monocytes express ERBB receptors and neuregulin-1 signaling pathway in myeloid cells contributes to the resolution of inflammation.  Seeking a qualified individual capable of combining skills in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry with the ability to work as a team and lead scientific projects in the field.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related area, focusing on molecular studies of signaling pathways relevant in human pathology.
  • In addition, expertise in flow cytometry, isolation of primary cardiac cells, cloning and plasmid production techniques, general molecular biology techniques is required. Knowledge of the English language is desirable.
  • The candidate should have a record of publications in peer review journals.

Faculty Scientist II- Health Outcomes/Health Services Research

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Job Details

  • The ideal candidate for this position will be a health outcomes researcher with a substantive focus in one or more of the following areas: health communication, decision sciences/medical decision making, health services research, or a related field of inquiry.
  • Mid-career researchers with an established program of research and a strong track record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications are preferred; however, early career candidates with appropriate skills and experience will be considered.
  • Candidates with an MD/DO, PhD, ScD, DrPH, or other relevant doctoral degree will be considered for this position. For physician-scientists, candidates with formal research training (e.g., MPH, research fellowship) are strongly preferred.

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

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

Essential Functions

  • Supervises major research project(s) and writes grants and obtains extramural funding for major research projects.
  • Ensures timely, accurate and complete communication of research findings at regional, national and international meetings and in major and specialty-specific biomedical journals.
  • Teaches and mentors (as assigned by Center Director) summer students, interns, graduate student and research fellows.
  • Serves on Institutional committees (as assigned by Director, MMCRI) and participates in regional and national professional societies and activities.
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations pertaining to safety, the ethical conduct of research, financial reporting to funding agencies, and standards of professional conduct.
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration within MMCRI and with outside institutions.

Administrative Specialist I – Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

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Position Summary

The individual in this role will provide administrative support and coordination for the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), a health services research center within the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. This position provides direct administrative support to the CORE Administrator and CORE Director, and general support and office management for a team of 25+ investigators and staff. The ideal candidate for this position will have prior experience in an administrative support role, preferably in a health care, public health, or academic setting. The position is responsible for coordinating the daily activities of the assigned department and administrative operations while working closely with management and departmental staff. The incumbent prepares correspondence, reports, and other documents; makes travel arrangements; manages schedules and calendars, administers budgets and other similar activities. The position serves as a resource person regarding department policy, procedures, and practice.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • High school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 4-5 years of experience in an administrative support role preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with all Microsoft Office suite products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize competing deadlines.

Research Data Analyst-II  Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

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Position Summary

Identifies, collects, integrates and analyzes data in support of the assigned project and/or department. This position works independently and uses methodologies consistent with the established policies, procedures and regulatory requirements affecting the department.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience analyzing data required, in healthcare preferred.
  • Ability to work and interact with multiple departments.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential attributes for this position.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with spreadsheet, relational database, graphics and word processing software is required. Intermediate skills with at least one statistical software package is required, e.g. SAS, R, STATA, SPSS.
  • 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.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.

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 Fellow –  Hernandez Lab

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Position Summary

Conducts a variety of complex laboratory 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 fellows dissertation to be responsible for its inception, implementation and completion with reporting of results in a peer reviewed forum.

Desired Profile

The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Arturo Hernandez at Maine Medical Center Research Institute. Research projects will involve the use of transgenic mouse and cell culture models to delineate the pathophysiological consequences and underlying mechanisms by which developmental overexposure to thyroid hormones leads to disease in later life, and also in non-exposed subsequent generations via epigenetic mechanisms. The laboratory focuses on endpoints relevant to complex endocrine, developmental and neurobehavioral conditions in humans including autism, schizophrenia, depression, congenital defects, obesity and infertility.  The candidate is expected to be a motivated individual that has recently completed or is close to complete his/her Ph.D. The candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and genetics.  Experience in one or more of the following fields, including endocrinology, neuroscience, epigenetics, developmental biology, thyroid hormone physiology and/or bioinformatics, will be valued.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. 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.
  2. Candidate for a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, biomedical sciences, physiology, neuroscience or related field relevant to the position
  3. The research fellow will have demonstrated a level of independence to perform laboratory responsibilities.

Essential Functions

  1. Conducts complex laboratory procedures and analyses using a variety of manual techniques and laboratory instrumentation. The research fellow may serve as a laboratory or institute resource as a principal user or expert in a specialized instrument or technology
  2. Collaborates with the Principal Investigator and other institute investigators as part of the overall responsibility for project inception and completion
  3. Participates in the training of undergraduates, summer students and other laboratory and institute personnel in candidate’s areas of expertise.
  4. Stays current in literature relevant to area of research interest and expertise.
  5. May provide substantial input, both data and its interpretation, in the preparation of both manuscripts and grants.
  6. Contributes to the interpretation and presentation of research results in manuscript form for publication or in presentations at regional, national or international scientific meetings.

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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 Fellow – Psychiatric Research

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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.

It is desired to fill this position by August, 2019 and we are accepting applicants to begin immediately or during the summer of 2019.

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.