The Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program (FHS-BAP) is responsible for neuropsychological, neurological, and brain imaging exams with participants in all FHS cohorts. We provide ongoing surveillance of participants who have been flagged as possibly having cognitive impairment. We also do consensus review of flagged participants to determine endpoints related to whether they have dementia, to what degree, and due to which etiology.
The primary responsibility will be conducting neuropsychological testing with participants, both at the lab and in participants' homes, and accompanying them to imaging appointments. This RA will also help with administrative details related to this PET study, as well as facilitating coordination with external investigators who are using our imaging data. Other responsibilities will also include entering and cleaning data, preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings, conducting literature searches, and assisting with a wide range of research projects and the myriad of tasks associated with them. These other studies are centered on cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neuropathology. Technical work includes application of natural language processing (NLP) methods and technology integration as part of data collection protocols.
This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. Experience with, or a strong interest in, brain imaging and smartphone based technologies is preferred. Travel throughout New England and other states is required. Minimum requirements include a bachelors degree in psychology or related field, some experience in research, a willingness to work non-traditional hours, a valid driver's license, and a car. This position is based at the Framingham Heart Study offices in Framingham.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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