Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is a multi-center clinical trials consortium created to provide an operational framework for large scale Alzheimer's disease research projects. The ADCS is a growing, progressive, multi-tiered organization which administers over a dozen concurrent clinical trials at over 145 sites with federal and private grant and contract support.
Under the supervision of the Imaging Core Director, the Imaging Researcher will serve as a research project associate for multiple research protocols focusing on brain imaging in dementia. The Imaging Researcher is responsible for organizing and managing brain imaging research data. Incumbent will operate MRI scanner and manage Linux based workstations for post processing/data manipulation functional analysis of data as well as create, maintain and update research databases. Provide support in publication preparation of clinical trial data and imaging research. The Imaging Research will conduct recruitment, scheduling, and testing for imaging studies. Provide assistance and have direct communication with subjects and families involved in research projects.
Bachelor's degree (psychology, neuroscience, biology, cognitive science, statistics, computer science or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of human subjects research policies and procedures. Knowledge of the human subject consent process, and federal government regulations pertaining to consenting of subjects. On-line training certificate (acquired on job). Knowledge of IRB, and sponsored research requirements.
Experience in a clinical trials research environment including basic understanding of persons with dementia, preferred experience with MRI in order to recruit, schedule, and test patients for clinical study subjects.
Working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.
Knowledge of statistical analysis of quantitative brain imaging data measures using SPSS, Matlab, and other statistical programs.
Strong demonstrated experienced with computers (Personal computer and Macintosh). Skill with personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail software, databases, etc. Specifically, Linux OS and the Microsoft office suite (excel, access, PowerPoint, word, etc)
Proven ability to determine sources of clinical data, analyze the data and information obtained, in order to create documents and to propose solutions to issues and to help in developing standardized operational procedures.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Human Subject Requirements.
Demonstrated ability in researching clinical data in preparation for grant applications and technical manuals, staying abreast of new research developments. Ability to abstract information from protocol and investigator brochure, which requires summarizing large quantities of data.
Skill in assembling written narrative information using word processing software for documenting image analysis procedures and tracking data
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to use tact and diplomacy with subjects (including patients with cognitive impairment), their families, faculty and institutional staff, as well as when representing the agency in the community
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and diplomatically at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work professionally and effectively with a diverse population, including the business community, academicians, staff and students.
Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal supervision. Good judgment to know when to ask for assistance from supervisor in cases where regulations, policies and procedures are not clear.
Excellent record keeping, database management, detail oriented, logical, methodological approach to problem solving, strong process orientation, strong administrative and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize assignments, maintain workflow, and work productively in meeting critical deadlines and milestones.
Working knowledge of UCSD Human Research Protections Program policies and Procedures
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