Murray, UT

Clinical Research Rater / Psychologist

About Novamind

Novamind Inc. (CSE:NM, OTC:NVMDF, FSE:HN2) is a leading mental health company enabling safe access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics and clinical research sites. Novamind provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other novel treatments through its network of integrative mental health clinics and operates a full-service contract research organization specialized in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine.

About Cedar Psychiatry

At Cedar Psychiatry…Healing Happens Here! Join our team and play an integral role in helping individuals achieve mental wellness. Cedar Psychiatry is a growing mental health practice with multiple outpatient clinics that provides advanced, cutting-edge psychedelic drug therapies. As well as, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), individualized therapy including holistic approaches, medical management services and more. Cedar Psychiatry also has an esteemed team of medical professionals dedicated to the clinical research in the use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This research is changing the future of how we treat mental illnesses. It’s pretty exciting here at Cedar and we’d love for you to join our team!

Cedar Psychiatry values diversity and strives to create an inclusive work environment. We respect and celebrate individuals for their differences and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

About the Role

The Clinical Research Rater / Psychologist is responsible for administering various psychometric efficacy scales, as well as completing interviews / ratings on study participants specific to several study protocols including clinical trial with psychedelic therapies. This person will perform interview/ratings on study subjects to determine current levels of functioning and to create a clinical impression of the study subject’s current presentation throughout the duration of the trials. Candidate will follow trends in evaluations and maintains documents for reporting purposes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer clinical efficacy scales on subjects with various diagnoses such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Schizophrenia
  • Perform detailed psychiatric diagnostic written evaluations
  • Complete data queries and all rater trainings in a timely manner
  • Interact with company and industry (client) staff in a professional manner
  • Utilize technology required to conduct assessments
  • Attend Investigator Meetings and clinical trial industry conferences as requested
  • Gather information from prospective subjects through a prescreening interview and determine eligibility for research trials
  • Submit accurate data utilizing Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and identified scoring conventions
  • Prioritize minimizing placebo response and focus on quality data collection
  • Work with Principal/Sub Investigators and coordinators in initiating assessments, and assist them with data query completion and data clarification
  • Interact with Sponsors, Study Monitors and Medical Monitors from pharmaceutical companies in a professional manner
  • Follow Sponsor, or protocol specific requirements and applicable internal HRI SOPs and guidelines
  • Utilize technology required to conduct remote assessments
  • Manage subject crises with professionalism and clinical expertise
  • Successfully complete all sponsor-assigned training through web-portals and meetings to obtain rater certification on specified scales (where applicable)
  • Participate in ongoing rater calibration and training
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of study protocols
  • Assist with recruitment and conduct telephone screens with potential subjects, adhering to policies and principles of confidentiality, informed consent, and study subject rights
  • Mentor staff, as needed
  • Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral level (PHD or PSYD) in cognition, counseling, or clinical psychology (preferred)
  • Masters in Mental Health Field Level (Minimum)
  • Psychiatric Nursing (a major plus)
  • Current Rater’s license
  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical research experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of FDA, GCP, ICH and other state and federal agency guidelines
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Act and its application to clinical research
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of IRB requirements
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with study subjects, families, staff, and the public
  • Demonstrate clinical competence, positive leadership and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to be educated on GCP, ICH, and Federal Agency Guidelines
  • Willingness to be educated IRB requirements
  • License and Competency in the Following Scales:

  • Structured Clinical Interview for Depression (SCID
  • Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI)
  • Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)
  • Montgomery and Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS)
  • Clinical Global Impressions Scale-Severity (CGI-S) Structured Clinical Interview-Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (SCI-PANSS)
  • Negative Symptom Assessment-16 (NSA-16)
  • Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A)
  • Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
  • Excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, PTO, Holiday Pay, and Flexible Savings Account. Must pass post-offer, pre-employment background check. Benefits dependent on hours worked.

    To apply, please submit your resume to careers@novamind.ca along with the title and location of the position you are applying for.

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