University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Psychologist

US-MA-Worcester
3 months ago
Requisition Number
2017-29279
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the department head or designee, the Research Psychologist will administer a selection of diagnostic tests and structured tasks with research subjects. The Psychologist will also provide training and supervision to research assistants in the administration of psychometric measures.

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtain consents, including permission to review medical records 
  • Screen research subjects, conduct medical/family history interviews, and assess research subjects
  • Describe and explain the general purposes and extent of the clinical and laboratory testing included in the study design
  • Provide consultation to Principle Investigators or their designees on appropriate diagnostic measures and tests
  • Administer and score tests as specified in individual research protocols. Where appropriate, furnish diagnostic test reports
  • Perform structured manual guided therapy under the supervision of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists as part of a research protocol
  • Lead the patient in a variety of structured tasks and lessons to learn coping skills
  • Abstract pertinent data from medical records onto the project case report form
  • Assist in all project related documentation, including preparation of materials for project meetings, IRB submissions, summary reports, and ongoing project evaluations
  • Maintain follow-up with study subjects as specified in the research protocol
  • Assist with recruitment efforts, may include giving talks/trainings in the community
  • Supervise and train research assistants in the administration of specific assessment measures
  • Coordinate with Research Coordinator to maintain records
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in psychology, or equivalent. PhD is strongly preferred
  • 2 years experience administering a variety of tests
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of research protocols
  • Ability to work independently, strong organizational skills, flexibility and the capacity to interact effectively with a variety of individuals and audiences
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

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Additional Information

selected Candidate Emily Maher

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