Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator
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Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A
Job Description Summary
As part of the Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Section in the Department of Psychiatry, The Brain Behavior Lab (BBL) at Penn Medicine and the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine are devoted to the study of brain and behavior using innovative neuroimaging (e.g. EEG, MRI, MRS) research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources. LiBI brings together researchers in medicine, psychiatry, engineering, computer science, physics and biostatistics to understand brain structure and function, based on functional and structural neuroimaging data. The Neuroimaging Acquisition Coordinator will oversee the collection of MRI data from recruitment through quality assessment and data analysis.
We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team. This position offers a highly interdisciplinary research experience, combining approaches from cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and psychiatry. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (David R. Roalf, Ph.D.) the individual will be responsible for conducting informed consent/assent process, scheduling and preparing participants for study-related research visits, which include the collection of behavioral data, facial photography and brain MRIs In addition the individual will be responsible for maintaining all study related records and working closely with other clinical coordinators on coordination and administration of research procedures. Other duties include maintaining accurate, complete and timely records, including source documents, consent forms, protocol documents, and regulatory documents, as required by IRB. She/he will also work on uploading data in relevant databases and accurately maintaining project databases and other participant related information. There may be opportunities for independent research projects, if desired, and the incumbent will have opportunities to participate in data analyses, scientific plans and manuscript preparation with the PI.
Bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, or a related field and 1 to 3 years research experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have strong organizational, communication and computer skills. Experience working with human research participants is preferred.The candidate will need to have availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends.
- Experience in compliance/regulatory affairs with attention to detail
- Strong self-motivation to multi-task and quickly shift from one project to another depending on priority
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and confident and comfortable to work and talk with research subjects, including children and parents.
- Experience conducing human subjects research
- Experience conducting MRI research in a research-oriented facility
- Strong computer and technical skills
- Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
- Help recruit and enroll research subjects
- Help write and obtain consent from research subjects
- Maintain all credentialing for Human Subject Research.
- Assist with IRB applications/renewals and reporting of adverse events
- Coordinate subject reimbursement for parking and compensation for participation in study.
- Schedule/coordinate/data entry into RedCap: behavioral questionnaires, clinical and cognitive scores, facial morphology data
- Develop research materials (e.g., develop questionnaires in RedCap, design/post recruitment flyers, etc)
- Schedule and coordinate research MRIs
- Organize and QA MRI data
- Collect behavioral and questionnaire data
- Assist with progress reports and manuscript preparation.
Background check is required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on funding.
Office, Library, Computer Room; MRI scanner; Requires extensive safety training
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
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