Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a highly motivated Research Teaching Specialist V (RTS V) for the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (CCNP) within the Brain Health Institute.
Under the direction of the Co-Directors of the CCNPRBSH Core Facility, the RTS V will perform data collection and management activities for studies at the CCNP.
Among the key duties of this position are the following, as directed:
Recruit healthy and psychiatric patient participants for multiple CCNP studies.
Conduct diagnostic and symptom interviews to assign research diagnoses to patients participating in studies at the CCNP, and to rule out the presence of psychiatric diagnoses in healthy control subjects.
Administer paper-and-pencil, computerized, and electrophysiological tests to psychiatric patients and control subjects for CCNP studies. *Score, clea, and enter data into databases. *Participate in weekly meetings to review the progress of studies at the CCNP.
Provide assistance in preparing materials for Institutional Review Boards; assist in administrative duties as needed; and coordinate and lead tasks across different members of the research team.
Demonstrate diligence in following through with locating and getting research subjects to complete follow-up assessments and interviews.
Responsible for orientating participants to, setting up, and conducting psychophysiological research (eye tracking, skin conductance, EEG). This includes, but is not limited to, the placement of electrodes on participants' fingers or scalps and acquisition of psychophysiological data.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science, prior experience in psychiatric research with patients with a serious mental illness.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Prior neuropsychological testing, psychophysics and/or EEG research experience.
Experience working with children and with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety disorders.
Flexibility with hours is a must, as assessment sessions may occur very early in the morning or late in the evening.
Must be legally allowed to work with children and pass a background fingerprinting test to verify this.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant science, preferably Psychology.
Programming experience in Matlab and/or Python.
Computer skills and statistical knowledge is a plus.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to carry multiple laptop computers simultaneously.
Per program demand, may have to work long hours, travel within the State and lift up to 20 lbs.
The applicant will work in the CCNP space in the Research Tower (675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway) at Rutgers University and at various sites throughout New Jersey.
Must have a valid driver's license as recruitment of subjects may need to take place at multiple Rutgers UBHC settings.
Posting Number: 20ST1069
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 115847
About Rutgers University
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