The Longitudinal Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease Study (LEADS) is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to address several major gaps in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research. LEADS is an observational study that will enroll and follow 500 cognitively impaired participants and 100 cognitively normal participants ages 40-64 years at approximately 15 sites in the United States. Clinical, cognitive, imaging, biomarker, and genetic characteristics will be assessed. The primary goal of LEADS is to develop sensitive clinical and biomarker measures for future clinical and research use.
To develop, oversee, and implement subject recruitment strategies for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders clinical research studies in the Department of Neurology. Generate a flow of appropriate subjects to be enrolled in various clinical research studies. To develop and maintain referral relationships with various community- based providers and organizations for subject recruitment purposes.
Participate in the initiation; monitoring, completion, and reporting of routine to moderately complex clinical studies in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP). Create and maintain regulatory documents for numerous clinical research studies.
Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field and one year of health-related/research experience; OR any bachelor's degree/associate's degree in Allied Health professions and three years of health-related/research experience or two years of experience in clinical research.
Excellent communication skills. Excellent diction and telephone presence. Ability to establish a good rapport with providers and other referral sources, patients, and caregivers. Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Familiarity with research methods. Ability to problem solve and possess organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work well with members of a large, multi-disciplinary team. Patience, sensitivity, and civility in dealing with human subjects and sensitive topics including cognitive and psychiatric symptoms. Ability to work independently and to exercise good trouble-shooting judgment. Persistence in dealing with the challenges of recruiting subjects into trials with stringent includion and exclusion criteria and excellent follw through.
Experience in clinical trials with human subjects.
IU Health Neuroscience Center
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Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 09
Job Function: Health Services
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