Research Scientist V, Grade 31, Job 563893
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. - New York, NY

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ANTICIPATED POSITION

This is a part-time position consisting of medication management in the context of a research trial for men and women with HIV/AIDS. The study drug is Armodafinil, and the treatment is intended to ameliorate fatigue for people who wish to return to work but who lack the energy and/or stamina to do so.

DUTIES

The incumbent is responsible for reviewing eligibility (inclusion/exclusion criteria and psychiatric and medical data gathered at a prior visit), conducting the consent process and obtaining informed consent, conducting a psychiatric assessment including mental status, and enrolling the patient in the open label clinical trial of 16 weeks. At the weekly and then biweekly study visits, doses are titrated depending on clinical response and tolerability. Meticulous accountability records are required for this Schedule IV drug. In addition, communication with the patient's primary medical provider (HIV specialist) may be required.

A portion of the study will be conducted at the Callen Lorde Community Health Center downtown, and so occasional visits to meet with staff may be needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements include familiarity with HIV+ patients and their medical conditions and care, experience with psychopharmacologic trials as treating psychiatrist, and with Armodafinil in terms of dosing, drug interactions and side effects, and availability on Tuesdays 9AM to 3PM plus two hours mid-day Thursdays.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: http://corporate.rfmh.org then click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement. Contact information: hrrfmh.org

The incumbent is responsible for reviewing eligibility (inclusion/exclusion criteria and psychiatric and medical data gathered at a prior visit), conducting the consent process and obtaining informed consent, conducting a psychiatric assessment including mental status, and enrolling the patient in the open label clinical trial of 16 weeks. At the weekly and then biweekly study visits, doses are titrated depending on clinical response and tolerability. Meticulous accountability records are required for this Schedule IV drug. In addition, communication with the patient's primary medical provider (HIV specialist) may be required.

A portion of the study will be conducted at the Callen Lorde Community Health Center downtown, and so occasional visits to meet with staff may be needed.

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