Current Openings

Clinical Interviewer Position
at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School

A clinical interviewer position is available within the Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.

Functioning as clinical collaborator to an active interdisciplinary research team and under the very general direction of the PI, the Clinical Interviewer performs high-level clinical and psychodiagnostic evaluations using structured interviews and behavioral report.  The Clinical Interviewer is responsible for characterizing study participants for behavioral and neuroimaging studies with a focus on major depression, and contributing clinical expertise to inter-rater reliability and training.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic assessments using structured clinical interviews (e.g., Structured Clinical Interview for DSM, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression) and other behavioral rating tools for studies on depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders
  • Regularly trains and oversees the work of others in clinical procedures consults on inter-rater reliability and training.
  • Interact with patients/subjects with regard to study, including patient education, procedural instruction, follow-up. May serve as a liaison between patient and physician.
  • Responsible for overseeing the process of clinical diagnostic data collection. Ensures integrity of patient data.
  • Responsible for the coordination and implementation of clinical procedures at one or multiple sites.
  • On a daily basis, executes the procedural decisions associated with clinical aspects of the study.
  • Implements and maintains quality assurance procedures and systems.
  • Participates in all decisions made for the study and the formulation of policies and procedures. Identifies modifications needed and works to implement solutions.
  • Directly responds to inquiries regarding the study protocol and policy. Serves as a liaison to internal and external population.
  • Will orient and train new staff members when necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS required; Masters Degree in psychology, counseling, social work or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a research related field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience of performing clinical diagnostic interviews including the SCID, HAM-D, and other psychiatric assessments required.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability to supervise and train staff effectively.
  • Strong computer skills.

Review of applications is ongoing. Interested applicants can apply online at the following link (Job Number 3214067): https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/mclean/jobdetail.ftl?job=3214067

McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status. McLean particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


Administrative Manager

Join our Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR) team, where we pursue groundbreaking research toward a better understanding and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. CDASR is part of McLean Hospital, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital that is a leader in psychiatric care and in cutting edge research into the causes and treatments for mental illness.

The administrative manager will support two principal investigators in their daily administrative needs, including managing a prestigious Center grant investigating novel treatment targets for depression. The position includes assisting with grant submissions, overseeing departmental administrative needs including purchasing, travel and other operational functions. In addition, the administrative manager will manage the social and web platforms for the program, so outreach is also a very important component of the position. Interfacing effectively with Harvard Faculty and staff, the position is key to the smooth running of the department and the right candidate should have strong interpersonal as well as administrative skills.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Serves as primary administrator to Dr. Pizzagalli (80%) and Dr. Rosso (20%), including: scheduling, making travel arrangements and

  • Assist in managing the Administrative Core for a NIMH Center grant, which requires coordination with several external collaborators.
  • Assist with grant submissions, including maintaining, updating, and sharing with collaborators important grant documents, including biosketches.
  • Assist with social media outreach, including creating and maintaining, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts.
  • Assist with web site maintenance (e.g. WordPress).
  • Organize office operations, initiate and maintain office policies and procedures, and recommend initiative to provide increased office efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Liase with Accounts Payable, Research Finance, Development, Facilities, and other Partners-wide departments as necessary.
  • May have PeopleSoft Manager Self Service responsibilities, including entering of performance appraisals, employee data changes, terminations, etc.
  • May have signatory authority for various requisitions, purchase orders, check requests and other documents within the scope of hospital policy.
  • Purchase and maintain inventory of supplies for the department. Evaluation of and ordering of supplies using eBuy system
  • Review all research travel reimbursement requests for accuracy and completeness before forwarding to Sr. Director of Research Administration for final routing
  • Perform other duties as assigned including diversified special projects that require analytic and evaluative efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and 3-5 years direct experience OR 6-8 years professional experience
  • Bachelors degree preferred

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:

  • Requires substantial, demonstrated ability in exercise of judgment, discretion, independent action and initiative, and excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, to prioritize work, to anticipate deadlines, and to concentrate on and pay attention to detail.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; pleasant, courteous, and helpful telephone manner and professional demeanor for favorable “first impression”.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to be socially perceptive in accepting, relaying, and respecting confidential information, communicating policies and procedures, and dealing with individuals from variety of disciplines and diverse backgrounds, including influential people.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and web browsers. Expertise with website creation and maintenance a plus (e.g., WordPress)
  • Excellent record-keeping skills, office organizational skills, and computer literacy necessary for entering and manipulating statistical data, creating schedules, and maintaining detailed, accurate, and complete records of departmental activities and confidential personnel/training records.
  • Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information
  • Strong experience with social media platform, which will be used to disseminate the lab’s scientific discoveries, make outreach to various stakeholders.

Review of applications is ongoing. Interested applicants can apply online at the following link (Job Number 3219436):https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/mclean/jobdetail.ftl?job=3219436

McLean Hospital, which is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity employer, McLean seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status. McLean particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


Student Visitors/Research Volunteers

Student Volunteer positions for undergraduates and recent college graduates are available for the 2022-2023 academic year.  These positions are within McLean’s Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli, Ph.D.  Volunteers assist lab members utilizing various methodologies (e.g., brain imaging, electrophysiology, clinical interviews) to study emotional and cognitive processing in both healthy and psychiatric populations, primarily major depression.

COVID-19 impact: Student visitors who are working remotely do not need to be in the Belmont/Boston area.

Review of applications is ongoing.

To apply for a student volunteer position, please fill out this application (LATN_Student_Visitor_application) and send it, along with a copy of your resume/CV, to David Crowley (djcrowley@mclean.harvard.edu).