Applications are invited for a Junior Specialist position at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of Psychological Science. This position is full-time for those with a strong interest in implementation and evaluation work in the area of digital mental health. The research specialist will work in the TEchnology and Mental Health (TEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Stephen Schueller, which explores how technology, particularly smartphone apps, can be used in the treatment and management of mental health and can improve the delivery of mental health services.
The specialist will work on a California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) funded formative evaluation for the [email protected] project. This is a five-year demonstration project that was developed to improve mental health care access and delivery throughout California using mobile mental health technologies.
Primary activities for the Specialists will include:
Conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection in various clinical and community-based settings (e.g., community mental health clinics) including interviewing and survey administration
Assisting in qualitative data analysis, database management and coordination of data from external sources
Assisting with quantitative data collection including survey programming, distribution and tracking
Assisting in the preparation of evaluation reports
Assisting in the preparation of scientific outputs including presentations and publications
Assisting in the development of research protocols, interview guides and survey questionnaires, assessment and evaluation tools, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions
Participating in weekly implementation calls led by County representatives (e.g., documenting evaluation activities, escalating information to project directors, and collaborating with CalMHSA representatives to ensure proper documentation of the meetings)
Supporting project logistics (e.g., purchasing orders, scheduling of meetings, organization of project documents across multiple platforms)
B.A, B.S. or equivalent in psychology, public health, social work or related field
Strong interest in digital mental health
Interest in implementation science and the implementation of evidence-based interventions in community settings, system and organizational implementation issues
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, a high level of professionalism - ability to communicate with team members in addition to a range of diverse stakeholders
Strong organizational skills
Desirable to have knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, MPlus, R, Stata)
Preferred mixed-methods experience and knowledge of qualitative analysis
Desirable to have previous experience partnering with community stakeholders and community-based organizations
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, including women and minorities. Appointments are for two years , with an option to extend to two/three years, pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive.
Start Date: As soon as possible. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Qualified candidates should send cover letter, CV, and the names of 3 professional references to the following on-line recruitment URL to submit the material requested:https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06469
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
JOB LOCATION Irvine, CA. Options for telework in compliance with UCI policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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