Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Program Coordinator for the Neuroplasticity and Development Lab is responsible for coordinating, managing, and implementing the research activities of the lab. Under the supervision of a faculty investigator, the Research Program Coordinator manages neuroimaging data analysis infrastructure, writes and maintains the data analysis scripts, performs analyses of neuroimaging data, implements experimental designs, schedules and runs participants in behavioral and fMRI experiments, maintains records of research participants (consent forms, HIPAA agreements, screening agreements), and manages the general administration of the lab. This is a full-time position contingent on the availability of funds.
Programming, Data Analysis, and Data Management
Setup and maintain neuroimaging analysis infrastructure, including writing and maintaining data analysis scripts
Code scripts for stimulus presentation and behavioral data collection
Develop and implement online experiments for remote behavioral testing
Maintain data analysis server
Conduct data analysis of neuroimaging and behavioral data to determine proper recording of data, and whether data makes sense based upon calibrations and scientific hypothesis.
Maintain HIPAA-compliant participant database
Maintain data archives
Organize study files
General Lab Administration
Collaborate with PI on design and implementation of standard operating procedures
Attend and take notes at lab meetings
Supervise undergraduate research assistants
Review scanning invoices for correctness
Liaise between PBS administrative office and other entities as necessary regarding invoice payment
Order lab supplies and maintain lab equipment as necessary
Working with Research Participants
Assist blind research-participant recruiter
Aid in recruitment efforts including consenting research participants, scheduling participant testing, conducting phone and in-person screenings
Coordinate participant visits, collect data, maintain records and regulatory documentation
Collaborate with PI on IRB protocols
Liaise between lab and IRB
Prepare all necessary forms and paperwork related to research protocols
Prepare and submit any Adverse and Serious Adverse Event Reports to JHU IRB
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
Some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience.Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related fields.
Computer programming skills (shell scripting, Python, and/or Java, C++ or similar), strongly preferred
Some basic coursework in statistics.
Previous research experience in experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience.
Candidates whose degrees are not in psychology or neuroscience will still be considered if their background is relevant to the job description.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated interest in psychology and/or neuroscience.
Strong computer programming skills (e.g., shell scripting, Python, and/or Matlab, Java, C++ or similar).
Working knowledge of basic statistics and knowledge of statistical software (preferred).
Good organizational and intrapersonal skills.
Ability to work independently as well as in groups.
Working knowledge of MS Office suite, email software, Adobe, internet browser.
WordPress and SAP experience helpful, but not required.
Classified title: Research Program Coordinator
Working title: Research Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 37.5/E/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Fulltime
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday –8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk - remote work/telecommuting only during covid operations, otherwise in person on-site
Location: Ames Hall – Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001376-Psychological and Brain Sciences
Personnel area (School): SOAS – School of Arts and Sciences
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