Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Clinical Research Associate (Clinical Training and Program Development Specialist)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Salary Range
$63,667-$95,685 commensurate with education, experience and internal equity
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work. 


The Senior Clinical Research Associate (Clinical Training and Program Development Specialist) position is a core member of the EASA Center for Excellence (ECfE) national training and technical assistance team.  The position operates closely with other ECfE team members and partners to support statewide and national implementation of therapeutic practices and program improvement of early psychosis care for individuals and family members.  The position helps develop, train and provide consultation in early psychosis service delivery protocols, clinical skills and fidelity review processes, informed by ongoing evaluation of effectiveness.  The position oversees and implements focused community and participatory research and curriculum development as needed. 

Function/Duties of Position

  • As part of the EASA Center for Excellence team, provide training, technical assistance, and consultation in early psychosis intervention service delivery protocols and fidelity review processes at national, state, regional and local levels. 
  • Work as part of team to evaluate effectiveness of efforts, integrate emerging knowledge and develop ongoing improvements in early psychosis intervention, implementation and training in Oregon and partner states. Work as part of team to implement focused research and curriculum development as needed. 
  •  Work as part of team to design targeted program development efforts, research studies, procedures, and day to day operations in support of training and technical assistance quality improvement, research goals of priority interest to communities, and grant commitments.
  • Systematically engage and integrate feedback from EASA participants, staff and community stakeholders through a culturally humble, anti-racist and trauma-informed approach. 
  • Integrate data to monitor results with a focus on cultural adaptations, work with local teams on process and outcomes, and develop and implement modifications to address any technical or design issues in protocols and training efforts.
  • Write for publication as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in relevant field AND 5 years of clinical research coordination experience OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field AND 9 years of clinical research Coordination experience.
  • Minimum four years of service delivery experience working with individuals with psychosis.
  • Experience working with and modifying care for diverse populations. 
  • Experience and training in trauma informed and culturally humble practices.    
  • Extensive knowledge of psychosis recovery.
  • Experience with early psychosis intervention.
  • Experience teaching or providing training.
  • Related research knowledge and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in relevant field.
  • Experience with clinical consultation across professional degrees. 
  • Experience with curriculum and training development.
  • Experience with teaching or training adult learners across a range of learning styles and educational backgrounds.
  • Expertise related to specific elements of service delivery relevant to EASA.
  • Experience serving individuals across, rural, low density, and Tribal sovereign lands is preferred, or related experience.
  • Strong therapeutic skills with a minimum of five years as a direct clinician working with psychosis.
  • Knowledge, experience, and expertise with psychiatric diagnosis.
  • Certified and experienced in Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS).
  • Knowledge and experience with person-centered, strengths-based treatment of young adults with early psychosis.
  • Experience partnering and providing evidence-based support to families/supporters in individual and community contexts.
  • Experience co-facilitating multi-family psychoeducation.
  • Trained in substance abuse differential diagnosis and treatment.
  • Trained in trauma sensitive approaches and practices.
  • Experience creating, supervising, and/or advocating for service improvement.
  • Experience and interest in integrating participant, family/supporter and community feedback and data into service delivery improvement.
  • Knowledge of implementation science.
  • Licensed clinician and doctoral level education preferred.

Additional Details

This position may require the ability to stand for four continuous hours a day.  The candidate must be able and willing to travel to support success of work assignments as needed.


A cover letter is required to be considered for this position. In it, please describe your experience with early psychosis intervention and/or training and consultation, skills and areas of expertise you would bring to the role and why you are interested in the job.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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