Project Coordinator | National Center for PTSD | Menlo Park, CA

The National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division in Menlo Park, CA is looking to hire a full-time Project Coordinator to support a large multi-site four-year DoD-funded research study: Targeted Strategies to Accelerate Evidence-Based Psychotherapy (EBP) Implementation in Military Settings. The study will be the first to conduct a mixed methods assessment of barriers and facilitators to use of evidence-based psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in the military treatment system. The project will then test a novel, dynamic implementation intervention to improve implementation of EBP. If effective, the intervention would represent a scalable approach to accelerating the use of other behavioral health best practices in military settings.

The Project Coordinator will manage day-to-day study conduct, support the activities of the Co-Principle Investigators (Drs. Craig Rosen and Carmen McLean). The Project Coordinator will coordinate communication across the study team, including collaborators at several other organizations (we are the hub site). The Project Coordinator will organize and maintain a system for tracking and scheduling all components of the project, help to develop and review study assessment and intervention materials, and manage the Stanford Institutional Review Board approval. This is a full-time position that begins ASAP. Interested applicants should submit 1) a brief cover letter, 2) a CV, and 3) names (or letters from) 2-3 references to: carmen.mclean4@va.gov.

Project Coordinator Qualifications

Education:

  • Required: Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience) in psychology, social sciences, administration or related field.
  • Desired: Master’s degree in psychology, social sciences, public health, administration or related field.

Work Experience:

  • Required: Minimum of 1 year professional experience in a research environment;
  • Desired: Prior project coordination experience; Experience with the U.S. military: interacting with military personnel or veterans in a professional or research environment.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Ability to organize, plan, and manage project tasks independently;
  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and dependable;
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Able to learn VA regulations and procedures regarding research;
  • Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication and written skills.