Clinical Research Rater (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix, AZ

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 About the Company


Numinus Wellness (TSXV: NUMI) helps people to heal and be well through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapies. The Numinus model - including psychedelic production, research, and clinic care - is at the forefront of a transformation aimed at healing rather than managing symptoms for depression, anxiety, trauma, pain and substance use. At Numinus, we are leading the integration of psychedelic-assisted therapies into mainstream clinical practice and building the foundation for a healthier society.

Our North Star: Be the most trusted brand in the psychedelic space.

Our Mission: We are bringing transformative healing to communities through innovative therapies backed by science and scalable operations.

Our Vision: A world where everyone feels connected and whole.

Our Values

  • Be in service to self and others
  • Build something that captures our collective ideals
  • Be dedicated to the art and the science
  • Have courage to do the right thing

Job Description:

The Clinical Research Rater / Psychologist is responsible for administering various psychometric efficacy scales, as well as completing interviews / ratings on study participants specific to several study protocols including clinical trial with psychedelic therapies. This person will perform interview/ratings on study subjects to determine current levels of functioning and to create a clinical impression of the study subject's current presentation throughout the duration of the trials. Candidate will follow trends in evaluations and maintains documents for reporting purposes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer clinical efficacy scales on subjects with various diagnoses such as ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders and Schizophrenia.
  • Perform detailed psychiatric diagnostic written evaluations.
  • Complete data queries and all rater trainings in a timely manner.
  • Interact with company and industry (client) staff in a professional manner.
  • Utilize technology required to conduct assessments.
  • Attend Investigator Meetings and clinical trial industry conferences as requested.
  • Gather information from prospective subjects through a prescreening interview and determine eligibility for research trials.
  • Submit accurate data utilizing Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and identified scoring conventions.
  • Prioritize minimizing placebo response and focus on quality data collection.
  • Work with Principal/Sub Investigators and coordinators in initiating assessments, and assist them with data query completion and data clarification.
  • Interact with Sponsors, Study Monitors and Medical Monitors from pharmaceutical companies in a professional manner.
  • Follow Sponsor, or protocol specific requirements and applicable internal HRI SOPs and guidelines.
  • Utilize technology required to conduct remote assessments.
  • Manage subject crises with professionalism and clinical expertise.
  • Successfully complete all sponsor-assigned training through web-portals and meetings to obtain rater certification on specified scales (where applicable).
  • Participate in ongoing rater calibration and training.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of study protocols
  • Assist with recruitment and conduct telephone screens with potential subjects, adhering to policies and principles of confidentiality, informed consent, and study subject rights.
  • Mentor staff, as needed.


  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical research experience highly preferred
  • Doctoral level (PHD or PSYD) in cognition, counseling, or clinical psychology (preferred)
  • Masters in Mental Health Field Level (Minimum)
  • Psychiatric Nursing (a major plus)
  • Current Rater’s license
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of FDA, GCP, ICH and other state and federal agency guidelines
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy Act and its application to clinical research
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of IRB requirements
  • Skilled in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with study subjects, families, staff, and the public
  • Demonstrate clinical competence, positive leadership and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Willingness to be educated on GCP, ICH, and Federal Agency Guidelines
  • Willingness to be educated IRB requirements


Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working in Clinical Research preferred
  • Clinical interviewing and psychiatric diagnostic (DSM) skills
  • Openness to feedback with expected improvements
  • Flexible attitude with respect to work assignments
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to interact professionally at all levels within the organization and with clients
  • Ability in the administration, and interpretation of protocols as directed by sponsor
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical interviewing
  • Demonstrated ability counseling patients
  • Demonstrated skills in consultation and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Must be extremely DETAIL ORIENTED and ORGANIZED
  • Must be able to manage a high volume/stress work environment
  • Able at times to flex regarding work hours (e.g., cover weekends and stay past normal work hours to complete assessments) and manage multiple tasks in a fast-moving, team-oriented environment without missing deadlines
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

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