Michigan State University College of Human Medicine seeks applications for the position of Specialist - Research - Fixed Term in the Department of Translational Neuroscience. This Specialist - Research - Fixed Term will be mentored by Dr. Caryl Sortwell.
This Research Specialist (RP) position will lead clinically-oriented Parkinson's disease research projects in the Sortwell laboratory. Specifically, the RP will serve as Project Manager and will work directly with Dr. Sortwell and facilitate communication between multiple clinical sites and the genotyping lab at MSU and the statistician.
The Project Manager will have the following specific job responsibilities:
1) Facilitate communication between site PIs.
2) Maintain IRB compliance at MSU, MHSM and Spectrum. Complete all requested reports to each IRB at required intervals. Submit IRB modifications as required due to regulatory changes and protocol modifications.
3) Meet personally with clinical coordinators at MSU, MHSM and Spectrum on a monthly basis to facilitate the execution of the study at each site.
4) Work with the Biomedical Research Informatics Core (BRIC) of the MSU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) to establish the secure multi-site online data entry portals.
Beta test newly developed data portal prior to use by clinical and genotyping sites.
Facilitate on-boarding and training of clinical staff responsible for data entry at each site.
5) Facilitate subject genotyping by maintaining DNA collection kits at each site and retrieving subject DNA samples from each clinical site as well as assist in genotyping at the Sortwell lab.
6) Assist in subject recruitment through outreach at clinical site offices and PD support and advocacy organizations.
7) Facilitate statistical analysis by organizing videoconferences with Dr. Sortwell and the study statistician.
In addition, the RP will participate in the day to day operations of the research lab; duties will include collaborative experimental design, conducting experimental laboratory work, analyzing and writing up results for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This position is located at 400 Monroe St NW, Grand Rapids, MI.
strong background in clinical trial research procedures, human subjects research protections, IRB protocols and procedures, informed consent processes. Experience with data management and handling data interpretation, writing up results, good interpersonal skills and software usage.
Good command of written and spoken English is required.
Experience with handling of human specimens and genotyping techniques.
Experience with Parkinson's disease symptoms and rating scales.
Required Application Materials
1) Letter of Interest 2) CV 3) Contact information for 3 references
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Summary of Health Risks
Work with animal, human, or unfixed animal tissue
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