The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is recruiting for a Clinical Research Assistant to work in the Center for School Mental Health Program (CSMH). The position is responsible for assisting with the performance of research/evaluation projects in a clinical setting. The Clinical Research Assistant is expected to work independently and knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of school mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, and academic research. The position will support the Maryland Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Network (MD-SPIN) project and the Promoting Student Resilience (PSR) evaluation. MD-SPIN is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded program to promote suicide prevention by training professionals and community members as well as adolescent peers to identify, approach and refer youth and young adults who may be experiencing signs of psychological distress, screen for at-risk youth and young adults in pediatric emergency departments and primary care provider offices, and provide suicide prevention resources for military families. PSR is a Department of Education funded project for communities impacted by civil unrest. The project aims to promote trauma-informed practices and safe and supportive learning environment in 13 Baltimore City schools most impacted by civil unrest.
The Center for School Mental Health Program (CSMH) is within the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine (UMSOM). Our mission is to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America's youth. From its inception in 1995, the Center's leadership and interdisciplinary staff has promoted the importance of providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and families directly in schools and communities.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Independently establishes and maintains database files using computer applications such as SPSS and Microsoft Excel. Performs data checks and data cleaning. Checks validity and accuracy of data ensuring compliance with quality control requirements and study relevance.
Assists with data cleaning and preparation of data reports to the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and Baltimore City Public Schools.
Assists the PI and other research personnel in the development of research/evaluation materials by providing study analysis and forming conclusions and recommendations. Assists in developing and recommending policies and procedures and/or methods for clinical research activities.
Performs administrative duties such as: assisting in developing and submitting grants, papers, abstracts, manuscripts and presenting studies; participating in field visits, responding to requests and questions from individuals, institutions, government agencies, and funding agencies; and participating in the design of research studies, attending research meetings and attending weekly project meetings.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, education, sociology, or epidemiology. Preferred Experience: Prior experience in clinical research preferred. Preferred candidate will have database management and statistical skills in SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with cloud-based technology for purposes of tracking and data collection preferred. Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Transportation and valid driver's license required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications. Ability to understand and apply approved guidelines of varying research protocols. Knowledge of best practice in research protocols and procedures. Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections and the like. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work; Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Skill in data abstraction and entry into study-specific database software applications. Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained. Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals. Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrate professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with others to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgements. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Hiring Range for this position is low $40Ks, commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3302C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Job Posting: Aug 10, 2018
Unposting Date: Aug 17, 2018, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 97641
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.