This Postdoc will participate in research and clinical training on grant-funded projects under the direction of the principal investigator (PI)/MNCAMH Executive Director. The position will have opportunities to conduct research, training and consultation with clinicians in evidence based models for treating persons with First Episode Psychosis and Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders and other integrated health improvement initiatives.
Research responsibilities generally involve participation in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research projects. He/She may participate in preparation and presentation of data to study investigators and stakeholders. The position will have opportunities to develop areas of specialty clinical practice, research design and implementation, publication of research reports, and grant writing.
There will also be opportunities to provide treatment in clinical settings focused on treatment for early psychosis and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
This position is grant funded for one year with the potential for additional 12-month renewal. Renewals are dependent on need, research funding, and performance of individual in position.
1) (50%) Clinical Research
• Collect, manage, curate, provide access to and assist in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data related to substance use and mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, first episode psychosis, integrated care and other primary/behavioral health care concerns.
• Identify and propose research projects that focus on clinical services and implementation science needs with potential for deeper scholarly engagement in specific areas related to MNCAMH’s mission the specialist’s background.
• Facilitate the successful implementation of the IRB approved protocol; read and interpret clinical protocols; assess study related needs; evaluate feasibility; and provide input to facilitate implementation.
2) (40%) Conduct Training and Consultation
• Provide consultation services for a diverse population of clinicians, researchers and key stakeholders to enhance their capacity to manage, conduct and improve clinical services.
• Design and teach workshops, conference presentations and training in a range of relevant areas, including evidence-based interventions like Illness Management and Recovery, First Episode Psychosis (NAVIGATE model), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
• Collaborate with clinical training staff to develop training materials for mental health and substance use disorder clinicians.
3) (10%) MNCAMH Support
• Participate in MNCAMH team planning meetings and advisory council meetings
• Identify and engage in grant writing initiatives
• Support and mentor student RAs
• Support other MNCAMH initiatives as needed