Specialist in Digital Mental Health

University of California Irvine School of Social Ecology

Specialist in Digital Mental Health

Job #JPF07678
  • Psychological Science / School of Social Ecology / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: June 23rd, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Jul 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Applicants are invited to apply for a specialist position at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of Psychological Science. The position is full-time for those with a strong interest in digital mental health especially the evaluation of digital cognitive-behavioral therapy intervention. Level will be dependent on the applicant's background, level of experience, and qualifications. Specialists will work in the TEchnology and Mental Health (TEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Stephen Schueller, which explores how technology can be used in the treatment and management of mental health and can improve the delivery of mental health services.

Specialists may work on one or more of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded projects including:

  1. Evaluation of a web-based intervention platform for addressing depression and anxiety
  2. Implementation of a digital cognitive-behavioral therapy platform in a safety-net setting

Job responsibilities include data collection, contacting and scheduling research participants, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, data management, monitoring participant assessment completion, and preparing reports. Depending on the applicant's experience and skills, responsibilities may also include conducting literature reviews and collecting scientifically and empirically supported relevant data to assist in manuscript, grant, and conference presentation preparation, data analysis, preparing scientific outputs, conducting mixed-methods data collection in clinical and/or community-based settings.

This is an ideal position for applicants with a strong interest in digital mental health, with opportunities in implementation science, community-engaged work, and collaborating within multidisciplinary teams. Applicants with bachelors or master’s degrees in psychology, public health, social work or related fields are invited to apply. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred given the topic of the grants the position will be supporting.

Required skills:
● Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
● Strong communication skills; verbally and in writing
● Interpersonal skills; experience building relationships and partnerships, and communicating sensitively with a wide range of stakeholder groups
● Data management skills
Preferred skills:
● Writing and/or leading scientific papers
● Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
● Spanish fluency


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's or master’s degrees in psychology, public health, social work or related fields.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
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Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07678

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA