Cognitive Specialist, Neurology Deparment

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 5 March 2021
Ref
JR00024460
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist A

Job Description Summary

This position is based in the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, part of the Department of Neurology of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. The purpose of this position is to coordinate essential longitudinal observational neurodegenerative disease research protocols in patients with early-onset neurodegenerative conditions such as frontotemporal degeneration, primary progressive aphasia, movement disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy and associated neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on patients who are mutation carriers. The job functions include contacting patients/caregivers to schedule research visits, organizing and coordinating research visits, acquiring some imaging data, performing cognitive testing, collecting biofluids, assisting with shipment of biofluids, performing preliminary cognitive analyses, and uploading and maintaining clinical and imaging databases to share data at Penn and within NIH consortium studies

Job Description

To coordinate essential longitudinal observational neurodegenerative disease research protocols in patients with early-onset neurodegenerative conditions such as frontotemporal degeneration, primary progressive aphasia, movement disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy and associated neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on patients who are mutation carriers. The job functions include contacting patients/caregivers to schedule research visits, organizing and coordinating research visits, acquiring some imaging data, performing cognitive testing, collecting biofluids, assisting with shipment of biofluids, performing preliminary cognitive analyses, and uploading and maintaining clinical and imaging databases to share data at Penn and within NIH consortium studies. 

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with 0-1 year of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Contacting patients/caregivers to schedule research visits

20

Organizing and coordinating research visits

20

Performing cognitive testing 20

Uploading and maintaining clinical and imaging databases to share data at Penn and within NIH consortium studies 20

Collecting biofluids, assisting with shipment of biofluids 10

Acquiring some imaging data &  Performing preliminary cognitive analyses 5

Other Duties as assigned

5

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$35,568.00 - $57,600.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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