General Information

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Organization: Medavante-Prophase, Inc

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements


The Bi-lingual (Japanese-English) Principal Clinician IR/IRev will evaluate a wide range of psychiatric and cognitively impaired patients using several diagnostic and symptom rating scales as well as reviewing and providing feedback to site raters regarding their administration and scoring of standardized, structured interviews. This position is located in Tokyo, Japan.  


Master’s degree conferred by a clinically-focused program in a mental health discipline such as Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or Psychiatric Nursing.


• Fluent in Japanese and English

• Minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience diagnosing and/or treating patients with psychiatric disorders, neurocognition disorders, and/or other study relevant indications.

• Ability to conduct reviews of rater severity and/or diagnostic sessions, providing feedback for quality control purposes.

• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

• Knowledge of GCP guidelines.

• Effective communication skills, oral and written.

• Intermediate or advanced proficiency in English preferred.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

• Evaluate a patient’s current clinical condition and symptom severity.

• Perform diagnostic assessments.

• May also review, score, and provide feedback to site raters regarding the administration of standardized structured and semi-structured diagnostic and severity assessments as needed.

• Conduct trainings for site raters.

• Provide scoring for site assessments and/or review site scores.

• Review site assessments for quality assurance.

• Submit accurate data utilizing Good Clinical Practices and identified scoring conventions.

• Utilize technology required to conduct remote assessments.

• Follow Sponsor (protocol-specific) requirements and applicable MedAvante internal SOPs.

• Work with MedAvante Project Associates in initiating assessments and assist them with data query completion and data clarification.

• Participate in Clinical meetings.

• Participate in on-going Clinician calibration and scoring exercises.

• May assume responsibility for major research and other projects.

• Responsible for keeping up to date with departmental and company communications to ensure one follows current policies, scale conventions, study procedures, and other pertinent information.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.

• Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of the position.