Amen Clinics

  • Research Team Lead

    Job ID 2018-1071
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Costa Mesa
    Category
    Research
    Type
    Part-Time Regular
  • Job Summary

    Amen Clinics are outpatient health care clinics that have been providing mental wellness strategies to patients of all ages since 1989. We offer patient-first experiences and customized solutions to an array of behavioral and psychiatric conditions. Amen Clinics employs an array of healthcare professionals across our nationwide locations, including: psychiatrists, integrative physicians, nutritionists, therapists and wellness coaches. These practitioners have diverse educational backgrounds and specialties and are skilled at treating patients in the least harmful, most effective means possible. We use all the tools available to us to help make brain health happen. We believe that a better brain always leads to a better life and that achieving our mission will help to prevent and alleviate suffering, not only for individuals, but also for generations of individuals

     

    The Research Team Lead works closely with and reports to the Director of Research and Development. This is a leadership role that oversees the day to day activities and coordination of research associates and intern training. This role assists with the day to day activities of the research associates to assure alignment with the Amen Clinics philosophy, practice methods and standards of excellence, they assist in all aspects of clinical trial activity and other research-related projects. The Research Team Lead works in a collaborative fashion through open communication, the giving and gaining of trust, and participating as an active member of the team in an environment of mutual respect.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Assisting with the day to day activities of the research associates to assure alignment with the Amen Clinics philosophy, practice methods and standards of excellence
    • Assisting in all aspects of clinical trial activity and other research-related projects
    • Contribute to the development of the department’s annual goals
    • Assist in research design ideas, data cleaning, coding and analysis
    • Conduct thorough and focused literature reviews
    • Work closely with the Change Your Brain, Change your Life Foundation
    • Assist in grant writing for the research department and foundation
    • Oversee the training of newly hired associates and interns, and ensure quality of productivity alongside the Quality Control Officer
    • Organizing research huddles, updating Confluence, note-taking, admin and coordinating staff as directed
    • Collaborate with the marketing department as appropriate
    • Ensuring patient information remains confidential and protected
    • Coordinate detailed record keeping and summarization of department and project meetings using Confluence
    • Promote unity and positive, professional relationships with those with all department members
    • Adaptive to changing priorities and demands of the department and company
    • Contribute to projects as assigned

    Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • Experience as a research associate essential
    • Must have a solid understanding of psychological and/or clinical research methods and a proven ability to understand the logistics of research activity and timeline of projects
    • Experience of grant writing, writing manuscripts for publication, literature reviews, project-managements of trial activity, data-collection, data-analysis, research methods and psychometric tools
    • Proven leadership experience managing research project(s) or equivalent
    • Excellent organized approach to work
    • Superlative communication skills required
    • The ability to contribute creatively, problem-solve, multitask, prioritize and lead

    Knowledge and Skills and abilities:

    • Research management experience
    • Clinical trial experience desirable and working on research projects independently and/or in a team
    • Higher education in psychology, nutritional health, or related field
    • Ability to positively lead and direct research associates
    • Experience with managing large data sets, including but not limited to data cleaning
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Flexible approach
    • Leadership skills
    • Excellent communicator, proficient, and reliable

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Sitting for long period of time
    • Frequent typing and viewing of computer screen
    • Frequent use of hand and fingers with machines, such as computer, copier, fax machine, scanner and telephone
    • Frequent hearing, listening and speaking in person
    • Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop or bend

    Work Environment:

    The work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters white performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Work indoors in temperature-controlled environment
    • The noise level is usually moderate

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