Senior Clinical Assessment Manager

Job description

Job location: HUP

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-10-07
Req: JR00010374
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Posted Job Title

Senior Clinical Assessment Manager

Job Profile Title

Supervisor, Clinical Research Coordinator

Job Description Summary

As part of the Neuropsychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry, the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) is dedicated to studying how the brain and behavior develop and change over time and in response to different illnesses. This collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania bridges the gap between pediatric and adult research, making it possible for researchers to begin studying participants at a young age and to continue to follow them into adulthood. The Senior Clinical Assessment Manager will be responsible, for designing and implementing assessment procedures across Neuropsychiatry Program research and clinical protocols examining psychosis and related disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Job Description

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Neuropsychiatry Section of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has an opening for a Senior Clinical Assessment Manager. The Assessment Manager will be responsible, under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Assessment, for designing and implementing assessment procedures across Neuropsychiatry Program research and clinical protocols examining psychosis and related disorders in children, adolescents and adults. The position involves training and supervising Clinical Research Coordinators conducting assessments, interfacing with the clinical data core to develop and adapt assessment data interfaces, developing and implementing reliability and quality assurance procedures for ensuring high quality clinical data capture, communicating assessment progress and status through weekly written and oral reports to program faculty, and developing and maintaining assessment manuals and standard operating procedures. Protocols are broad in scope and include Brain and Behavior studies, and clinical interventions in the Penn Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center (PERC)


Minimum of a Master's degree in psychology or a social science related field and 3 to 5 years of clinical trial/clinical research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or a related field is strongly preferred. Experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders and children/adolescents, as well as experience in semi-structured diagnostic interviewing and psychological testing are required. The candidate must have strong organizational, leadership, supervision, communication and computer skills. Flexible hours including evenings and weekends will be required. Must pass Pennsylvania s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on continued grant funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

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Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 2/3/2020
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