Research Manager

Denver, USA, Colorado
$19.54 - $23.89 per hour
Mar 14, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Psychology Department at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives. The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents. Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DU's urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students and more than 600 full-time faculty.

Position Summary

The Psychology Department invites applications for a Research Manager position, pending expected grant funding for a 5-year NIMH R01 conducted at the University of Denver and in collaboration with Denver Health. The position may be funded and supported for up to 5 years, pending performance and grant funding. The primary responsibilities for this position include providing manualized psychotherapy to women with elevated depressive symptoms. This is a full-time position (i.e., 40 hours per week) that comes with DU's full benefits package. Duration of the position is contingent on grant funding. Due to the funding structure of the position, hires typically happen at the bottom of the range unless additional funding becomes available. The schedule requires daytime hours and some evening/weekend availability.

Essential Functions

We seek applicants with prior clinical experience that will contribute to the aims of the project. In this project, we will provide Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) to pregnant women who have elevated levels of depressive symptoms, including potential depression diagnosis and other psychopathologies, as part of a randomized clinical trial. The goal of this project is to determine of whether reducing depression during pregnancy can benefit both mother and infant. This person will meet with program participants and provide manualized intervention and will conduct intake assessments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent organizational skills to enable management of a large multi-component RCT project with infant follow-ups.
  • Flexibility in work hours.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field.
  • License or license eligible.
  • Prior clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSW in social work or related field.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Experience conducting psychotherapy.
  • Experience engaging in clinical research.
  • Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations.
  • Experience with mental health services among underserved and predominantly minority populations.
  • Experience working with women and children.
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team.
  • Experience with service utilization.
  • Experience in case management with women across a wide socioeconomic range.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with some evening and weekend hours possible.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Elysia Davis, Ph.D at or Benjamin L Hankin, Ph.D at

For full consideration, please submit your application materials by April 1, 2017. The expected start date of the position is May/June 2017.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Statement of Clinical Experience
  4. Evidence of providing excellent clinical care
  5. At least three letters of recommendation from referees

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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