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We're Hiring — Come Join Our Team!

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2024

group of diverse people standing in circle with arms out and hands connected to each otherDo you have a passion for mental health?
Are you looking to grow your career in an academic research setting?
If the answer is yes, then check out all of the great employment opportunities (hybrid eligible) we have within iSPARC and our research centers. Consider applying today or share with someone you know who would be interested!

The iSPARC (Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center) is a part of the UMass Chan Medical School's Department of Psychiatry

We are a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) Center of Excellence for Public Mental Health Services and Implementation Research that aims to improve the mental and behavioral health of all citizens of Massachusetts and beyond. iSPARC is committed to transferring knowledge and insights gained through rigorous research to improve the lives of people with lived mental health experience.

We conduct Participatory Action Research, an all-inclusive approach that ensures that every aspect of our research incorporates the voices of those with lived mental health experience.

Current Opportunities Include:


Implementation Support Specialist III  is a full-time role that will work across multiple projects at the intersection of the criminal-legal system and behavioral health. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to facilitate meetings with diverse stakeholder groups, experience with project management, and evidence of a commitment to equity, inclusion, and belongingness. Hybrid and remote work options are available.

KT Undergraduate Internship for course credit. This internship position will work with the Digital/Social Media Manager and the Communication Specialist on the iSPARC Communications team to plan, create, and implement our social media strategy. The internship is for the 2023/24 school year (either fall or spring semester) and may be fully remote or hybrid.

Law & Psychiatry

Research Coordinator I is a full-time role to support the"Building Equity in Objective Prison Classification: A Model for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities" study. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or a related social science or humanities discipline as well as research experience in criminal-legal settings. 

We strongly encourage candidates who increase the field’s depth in research that addresses the needs of underserved racial or ethnic groups. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMass Chan Medical School recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.