CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Why Join PRISM?

Personal & Professional Development

PRISM offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. PRISM team members receive opportunities to participate in conferences, internal learning opportunities, and contribute to publications.

Fulfilling

Work

PRISM's community-based research proves to be deeply fulfilling. You will have the opportunity to see the impact of your work within the broader community and engage in research that has the potential to change lives. 

Learn more about our research here

WSU Benefits Package

As part of Washington State University, PRISM employees are entitled to the benefits offered by Washington State University. This includes low-cost medical & dental insurance, employer sponsored retirement, paid time off, and more! 

Learn more about WSU benefits here

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Research Assistant Professor- Career - Spokane, WA (remote/hybrid available)

The candidate selected for this position will contribute to our established research strength on advancing health equity with a specific interest in mental health services and focus on underserved populations (e.g., racially and ethnically diverse populations). The ideal candidate will bring experience in and a passion for health equity as well as community engagement. They will also be expected to develop a research program that will complement existing research in the delivery or implementation of mental health services.

 

The role will include training clinicians in Washington State’s network of coordinated specialty care programs – New Journeys, community outreach and education, assist with the development of the New Journeys peer community, and develop a program of research that would improve the mental health services in WA. The faculty member will work closely with the Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis, faculty from the University of Washington, and the Washington State Healthcare Authority.

It's anticipated that the specific responsibilities will be tailored to the faculty member’s interest and abilities. The faculty member will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the coordination of ongoing research projects surrounding early intervention services for psychosis.

  • Using existing data to develop research questions related to mental health services and inequities in care

  • Conducting studies using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods, and perform data analyses.

  • Publishing key results or findings in peer-reviewed mental health journals.

  • Supervising research staff.

  • Applying for extramural research funding. 

Core Research Areas of Focus 

Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Open

Closes

10/28/2022

Screening Begins 10/17/2022 (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

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Research Project Manager- Spokane, WA

The Social Scientific Assistant will oversee the administration of multiple housing-based projects, which includes developing and sustaining community relationships as well as community-based recruitment and qualitative data collection, including ethnographic participant observation, preparation of human subjects applications, implementation of systems to manage data and participant tracking. The position requires experience interacting with people with serious mental illnesses, incarceration histories, homelessness, and other complex needs as well as familiarity with the systems with which they interact. One of the projects requires multisite supervision and coordination in Washington state and California.

The Social Scientific Assistant will be responsible for monitoring assigned ongoing study(ies) and project(s) to ensure protocols are met and work with the PI and other study staff to address issues in a timely manner. Specific responsibilities in the role include, but are not limited to, identifying and defining research problems, designing study approaches and methodology with oversight from the PI, designing specific phases of the project with oversight from the PI, participant recruitment, IRB approval, data collection management, data security, data analysis, and protocol adherence. This position will have the opportunity to present research results in publishable form.

Core Research Areas of Focus 

Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Open

Closes

11/8/2022

Screening Begins 11/28/2022 (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

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Family Peer Navigator - Puyallup, WA 

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, with supplemental supervision through external partner Valley Cities Behavioral Health, the Family Peer Navigator will participate in an active research study focused on improving access and engagement in coordinated specialty care programs for youth experiencing the early stages of psychosis as well as their families. The Family Peer Navigator will work with a multidisciplinary team that includes behavioral health researchers as part of Washington State Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis clinical staff at coordinated specialty care programs, and other community-based organizations.
 

This position will participate in implementation of a grant funded research program with practices that are effective and consistent with the goals and mission of the department. Responsibilities include serving as a community support liaison, assisting youth and their families to navigate access to specialty care, collecting research data, and assessing study data. The incumbent will work closely with the Principal Investigator, New Journey’s Clinical Service Manager, Research Coordinators, and community organizations, and serve as a liaison to ensure effective communication and appropriate data collection and integrity.

 

This job posting may be used to fill up to 2 positions. Each role is a part time position, working 25.2 hours per week.

Core Research Areas of Focus 

Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Open

Closes

10/28/2022

Screening Begins 10/6/2022 (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

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Research Study Coordinator 1

Coordinate and oversee the implementation of research studies and projects through community outreach, developing recruitment strategies by engaging participants, site staff, and community members in the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative. Monitor ongoing studies and projects to ensure protocols are met and address any issues. This position will also assist with data collection management, data security, and protocol adherence.


This position will work predominately on a  statewide evaluation of Washington State’s New Journeys program. New Journeys is a shared decision-making treatment model between coordinated specialty care centers and youth and young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis.  Responsibilities in the role include, but are not limited to,  participant recruitment, IRB and human subjects regulation coordination, study coordination, training clinical sites on New Journeys protocol, database entry (REDCap), and data management. 


This position will work closely with mental health clinics across Washington State, community members, providers, and other WSU team members and faculty at the University of Washington. This position will be responsible for recruiting and retaining study participants that meet the requirements of the study. Experience working with individuals experiencing mental illness and/or conducting community-based mental health research is highly desirable. Knowledge of human subjects regulations, policy, and procedures will also be utilized.

Core Research Areas of Focus 

Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Open

Closes

10/28/2022

Screening Begins 11/16/2022

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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Spokane, WA

Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to be a part of an active dynamic research program focused on improving community-based strategies and behavioral treatments for youth and adults experiencing the early stages of psychosis. This includes adults who suffer from co-occurring substance use disorders. Research foci will also include examining and addressing disparities among racially and ethnically underserved populations. The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with other behavioral health researchers as part of Washington State Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis (https://www.wa-ceep.org/) and the Promoting Research Initiatives in Substance Use and Mental Health (PRISM) Collaborative (https://www.prismcollab.org/).

 

The primary duties of this position will be to define research problems, approaches or hypothesis, and methodology, design specific phases of research projects, carry out complex analyses (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods), analyze results, develop conclusions and hypotheses, and/or present research findings in publishable form.

Core Research Areas of Focus 

Contingency Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness

Open

Closes

1/13/2022

Screening Begins 2/1/2022 (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Educator and Employer


The PRISM Collaborative is part of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. All application materials must be submitted to WSU's online application portal. Application materials received through any other channel will not be reviewed or considered.