Clinical Research Coordinator

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

A full-time position for a Clinical Coordinator A is available in the Laboratory for Cognition and Neural Stimulation (LCNS) in the Department of Neurology, under the direction of Dr. H. Branch Coslett. Current research topics include investigations of language and communication disorders, visuospatial processing, and mechanisms of neuroplasticity in healthy adults and patients with neurologic diseases. The principal methodologies of the laboratory are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). These tools are used to explore structure-function relationships in the brain that pertain to cognition, investigate behaviorally relevant neuroplasticity in the adult intact or damaged brain, and develop stimulation-based neurorehabilitation therapies.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Bachelors Degree, preferably in psychology, cognitive science, or communication sciences and disorders, with 1 to 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prior experience with noninvasive brain stimulation, and neuroimaging valued but not required. Prior experience working with patients with communication disorders (i.e. aphasia), and experience administering language assessments is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters Degree in communication sciences and disorders, with CCC-SLP certification. Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and research methods, strong organizational ability, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision is highly desired

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