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This position is for a Research Specialist for performing and supervising comprehensive clinical assessment, including diagnostic interviews for study inclusion/exclusion, symptom-based interviews, and/or cognitive assessments for research studies on schizophrenia and psychosis risk, with a focus on working with youth at clinical high risk for psychosis.
Essential Functions:
·        Conducts comprehensive clinical research assessments for clinical and neuroimaging research studies of youth at risk for psychosis
·        Writes summary vignettes, participate in diagnostic consensus meetings, share feedback and recommendations with patients, families, and referring providers
·        Collaborates with project coordinator, principal investigator on aspects of research study management (e.g., determination of participant eligibility, coordination of follow-up assessments)
·        May also supervise clinical assessments of psychology trainees or research staff
Job Requirements:
·        Possession of a masters or doctoral level degree in psychology or related field
·        Experience with administering psychiatric diagnostic interviews (e.g., Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5)
·        Prefer ability to work evening and/or weekend schedules when necessary due to participant availability
·        Familiarity working with standard software programs for research (e.g., MS word, Excel, Power Point)
·        Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
·        Prefer prior experience conducting research with patients and collaborating with health service providers
·        Prefer prior experience working with vulnerable populations, including individuals with mental health problems, particularly serious mental health conditions such as psychosis.
·        Able to work well with others including the principal investigator and other research colleagues, study staff, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows
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