Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The emphasis of this research position is on the recruitment and scheduling of participants, administration of neuropsychological (cognitive) tests and non-invasive brain stimulation, and data entry for research studies that examine the effects of non-pharmacologic treatment for memory deficits in older adults. The successful candidate is expected to perform medical record reviews in order to determine participant eligibility, contribute to scheduling participants for study activities, and closely monitor participation to ensure regulatory compliance. The detail-oriented candidate must be able to operate in a semi-independent manner. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to assist with the creation of posters, papers, and presentations for scientific meetings as well as to perform other scientific administration (including regulatory and compliance) and clerical activities in order to support research projects, as directed by the Principal Investigator. Experience working with an older adult population and those with cognitive deficits arising from neurodegenerative disease is preferred. Experience with non-pharmacologic interventions is also preferred. Individuals with neuroimaging experience (e.g., data analysis) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree in social science or a health science discipline or equivalent education and experience
Ability to multi-task and sustain a high level of organization while working with several research studies
Available to work some evenings/weekends
Available to independently travel to, and work in, multiple locations
Computer proficiency (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; EndNote)
Confident and highly motivated with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping skills
Outstanding organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail
Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to work relatively independently
Knowledge of or experience with database creation, management, and analysis procedures is expected
Ability to work with diverse teams of people in a diplomatic, collaborative, and effective manner
Ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and prioritize duties
Must be willing to flex weekly hours in order to accommodate evening and weekend schedules
Proficiency in neuropsychological test administration and scoring is preferred
Experience working with older adults and those with dementia
Research experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials
Experience working and interacting with research participants
Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired
Experience with Electronic Data Entry in ReDCap or other similar databases
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical trial regulations and operations
Demonstrated understanding of Good Clinical Practice and HIPAA
A working knowledge of medical terminology and assessment of laboratory values
PEERRS or CITI Program certified
Experience with neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., AFNI, FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer) or programming language (e.g., Python)
Experience with statistical analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS and or R
Typically M-F from 8-4:30pm. Occasional flexibility will be required to accomodate weekend or evening testing.
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