Opportunities

research & evaluation scientist

The Division on Addiction is seeking a Research & Evaluation Scientist for a variety of addiction-related projects. This individual will be overseeing data management, documentation and quality control; work with Harvard Medical School faculty on addiction-related research; and perform advanced data analysis on primary and secondary sources. The Research & Evaluation Scientist will collaborate on research design and implementation using technologically based screening and data collection instruments; draft and edit manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals; and draft and edit articles for The BASIS. Additionally, this individual will establish and maintain research resource files; prepare research grant proposals; participate in Division colloquium conferences and Continuing Medical Education courses; manage research support staff; organize and submit applications for funding and institutional review boards; establish independent research focus; and mentor CHA trainees and summer mentees.

This position is for a PhD or equivalent with a strong interest in the field of addictive behaviors and experience in social science research, particularly in an academic and/or public health setting is preferred.

Learn more about the Research & Evaluation Scientist position and apply here.

Administrative Research Coordinator

The Division on Addiction is seeking an Administrative Research Coordinator to provide a wide range of administrative, academic, and research support functions. This position is responsible for research and academic administrative management and record keeping, IRB communication and record keeping, human resources communication, and office operations as well as supporting research and education operations.

This position is a BA, BS or equivalent with an strong interest in the field of addiction.

Learn more about the Administrative Research Coordinator position and apply here.

Part-time summer research position, cars (spanish edition)

The Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, is seeking an individual who is interested in working part time (20 hours/week) to gain research experience while advancing the Division’s research agenda. The Division’s ongoing research efforts are diverse but share a common focus on contributing to the worldwide understanding of addiction, with the ultimate goal of alleviating the social, medical, and economic burdens caused by addictive behaviors.  The Summer Research Student will contribute to research related to driving while intoxicated and public access to the science of addiction.

Duration: 06/17/19 to 08/23/19 (10 weeks)

 The Part-time Summer Research Position is a paid position at our offices in Malden, MA and is ideal for an undergraduate student who:

  • Is currently studying at a university or four-year college
  • Is passionate about addiction and public health, and seeking new and rigorous opportunities to expand their scientific skill set
  • Has demonstrated an interest in research related to addiction and/or related fields of study (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, public health, public policy)
  • Has some experience with research methods and/or scientific writing
  • Can demonstrate reading, written, and compositional fluency in Spanish

The individual selected for this position will work on the following projects:

Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) Spanish Edition

The Division on Addiction has developed a computerized tool that incorporates a structured diagnostic mental health assessment with a personalized clinical report generator. CARS packages a powerful mental health assessment tool with a user-friendly interface, flexible module selection,, and immediate personalized output, to create a tool that lay people can use easily to administer comprehensive mental health assessments. CARS output includes personalized information about the mental health disorders for which a client qualifies or is at risk, a summary of other risk factors and important issues, and a list of resources targeted by a client’s issues and location. For more, see: http://www.carstrainingcenter.org/

We recently translated CARS into Spanish. The Summer Research Student will test the CARS software Spanish Edition, recording results of testing scenarios and inputting identified errors into WebIssues, and assist in the development of supplemental materials in Spanish. We expect this individual to be detail-oriented and work closely with the CARS project team to complete testing and material development.

The BASIS (Brief Addiction Science Information Source)

Each week, the Division produces a summary of cutting-edge addiction science for the general public on www.basisonline.org. The mission of The BASIS is to minimize the addiction’s harmful effects by providing the general public, treatment providers, policy makers and others with access to addiction research. We expect this individual to write for this free, weekly blog disseminated via the Internet.

Requirements: Organized, detail-oriented, focused

To apply: Please send a CV and a writing sample to Ms. Vanessa Graham.

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