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Implementation Researcher 

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Job Title: Implementation Researcher
Department: Research
Reports to: Vice President of Clinical Programs, Implementation, & Training
Job Class: Job Group 2 - Professionals
Job Overview: Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC), a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is seeking a full-time
Implementation Researcher to develop an independent line of implementation science research in collaboration with our
Quality Care Initiative team. JBCC is an established center of excellence for implementation, training, quality improvement,
and service initiatives focused on improving behavioral health for children and adolescents. The primary responsibilities of the
Researcher will be to: 1) develop an independent program of scholarly work related to implementation science within
children’s behavioral health, and 2) collaborate with the Quality Care Initiative team to support implementation and quality
improvement initiatives. The Researcher will report directly to the Vice President of Clinical Programs, Implementation, &
Training. Appointment as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School is available (rank commensurate with experience).
The existing QCI team at JBCC serves as an intermediary organization between implementation science and community-based
provider organizations. The QCI team works to create lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other
services for all children and families. Our expert staff works collaboratively with families, service providers, schools, state
agencies, academic institutions, researchers, and funding organizations to help ensure that all children and families have access
to the highest quality care. Our approach focuses on translating the most cutting-edge research and proven strategies for
helping children and families into sustainable practice changes in real world settings. By using thoughtful, evidence-informed,
and carefully planned implementation strategies, we work to close the research-to-practice gap.
As a Harvard Medical School affiliate, JBCC faculty have access to a large array of academic resources including full library
access for faculty, fellows, and research assistants; HMS-only research grant opportunities, and grants management support.
Lab startup funds are available and include funding for a full-time research assistant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
? Work to establish JBCC as a regional and national leader in the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based
practices
? Develop an independent program of scholarly work related to implementation science within children’s behavioral
health.
? Provide research and evaluation expertise to QCI implementation and quality improvement initiatives.
? Develop evaluation plans and analyze implementation data for quality improvement/evaluation purposes.
? Develop peer-reviewed publications synthesizing research or QCI work.
? Identify and secure extramural funding including state and federal grants and contracts and funding from
philanthropy, with the expectation that the researcher is independently funded within three years.
? Provide data, statistics, analysis and reports requested by JBCC, collaborating organizations, and funders.
? Provide clinical training and consultation in evidence-based practices for youth mental health challenges.
? Engage in special projects as directed by supervisor on an as needed basis.

Qualifications and Skills
? Possess a Doctorate in psychology, social work, public health, counseling, education, organizational behavior, or
closely related field.
? Requires at least two-years of experience with implementation or quality improvement.
? Experience in utilizing implementation or quality improvement methodologies.
? Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills.
? A record of extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and collaborative research.
? Experience providing clinical training and consultation in evidence-based practices in community mental health
settings highly preferred.
? Knowledge of the mental health, child welfare, and/or juvenile justice systems.
? Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of
professionals.
? Must be extremely organized, efficient, adaptive, and a good team player that likes to work in a collaborative
environment.

Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation)
Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear and
be capable of repetitive motion. Position requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force
frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly. Work requires close visual acuity. Position is not substantially
exposed to adverse environmental conditions

Salary and hours: Full-time position. Compensation will be based on experience. A generous benefit package is provided.
This position is eligible to work remotely, though some travel to the JBCC offices and project sites will be required.

Our Organization
Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s
behavioral health. Judge Baker’s mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of
research, intervention, training, and advocacy. For over 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum
of care that supports children's healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Our research, direct programs
and services, training, and advocacy make Judge Baker a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children's mental
health. At Judge Baker, the practices created and tested today will become the best practices of tomorrow. Our programs help
children and families chart their own best course for developmental, emotional, and intellectual well-being in communitybased
settings.
Judge Baker Children’s Center is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability,
veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. Judge Baker Children’s Center is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The preceding statements shall not be considered a detailed description of all the
work requirements of the job. There may be other duties and responsibilities required to achieve the principal functions of the
position and to advance the mission of Judge Baker Children’s Center.

Applications
In addition to completing the online application, interested applicants should send the following materials to
training@jbcc.harvard.edu:
(1) A cover letter specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities above,
(2) A curriculum vitae,
(3) Two representative publications, and
(4) Contact details for three professional references. References will only be contacted with the candidate’s permission.
The position is available immediately, will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding.

 
EOE Statement Judge Baker Children’s Center embraces workplace diversity and is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. Judge Baker is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 1/18/2022  
Position Requirements

At Judge Baker Children’s Center, the health and safety of our employees and the people/families we serve is our top priority. That’s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID -19 to meet our pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for our review.

 
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