Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution located in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system through patient care, special education, research and professional training.
Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.
The Family Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute provides trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health treatment for children exposed to maltreatment and family and community trauma. As a funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for the last eight years, the award-winning clinical staff at the Family Center have endeavored to develop, implement and evaluate effective mental health interventions for children and their families.
In this role, you will assist the Director of Research at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in the planning, development, submission and implementation of grants based on clinical protocols. The Research Psychologist will also develop, analyze and write peer-reviewed publications in collaboration with Family Center clinical staff and visiting students. The Research Psychologist will coordinate, supervise and train research assistants and student research trainees. The Research Psychologist will also have limited patient evaluation and treatment responsibilities.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Executing research protocols for specified studies, ensuring that protocols are implemented according to IRB, ethical and scientific requirements
• Facilitating interviewing, hiring, orientation, coordination and supervision of research/clinical assistant staff
• Developing and conducting training for staff related to specified study protocols, as well as presentations related to research and/or child maltreatment
• Database development, data analysis and manuscript development and submission
• Preparing summary reports of research/clinical assessments to be shared with families, administration and staff
• Assisting in the development and writing of new grant initiatives related to Family Center clinical practice
• Working collaboratively with treatment staff to promote successful integration of clinical and research programs
• Assessing patients and study participants using standardized and non-standardized assessment instruments, writing reports, informing parents of results, and making appropriate referrals and recommendations
• Trauma informed patient care
• Supervising administration of cognitive measures