Assistant Clinical and Neuroimaging Research Coordinator

Location
California, United States
Posted
05 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2019
Ref
84904
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Computational Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Sleep Laboratory (CoPsyN Sleep Lab) is currently recruiting for 2 motivated and compassionate Assistant Clinical & Neuroimaging Research Coordinators for projects investigating the relationships between sleep disturbances, brain function, and emotional well-being. The CoPsyN Sleep lab is focused on translational clinical research and utilizes human neuroimaging, high density EEG, computational methods, and clinical psychology to examine the role of sleep physiology in the development, maintenance, and treatment of psychopathology across the lifespan.

Current projects include:

  • An NIH funded clinical trial studying sleep disturbance and emotion regulation in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer’s Dementia.
  • NIH and VA funded clinical trials examining mediators and moderators of response to non-drug treatments for insomnia in older adults and Gulf War Veterans.
  • A Stanford funded pilot examining sleep as a mediator/moderator of rTMS antidepressant effects in those with treatment resistant depression.
  • A Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) Foundation funded study which aims to identify actigraphy derived subtypes of KLS.

We are looking for an Assistant Research Coordinator to be an active contributor to all aspects of study operations and work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski. The right person for this job will be able to hit the ground running and take responsibility for participant recruitment, fMRI scanning, hdEEG data acquisition, and data organization. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and can trouble-shoot independently while recognizing when to ask questions. Comfort and skill with working with a diverse patient population is essential. There will also be opportunities to gain research experience in additional areas, such as in data analysis, fMRI and EEG pre-processing procedures, actigraphy, basic wetlab training to process genetic samples, scientific presentations and reports to NIH.

The position will be based within a collaborative team and the CoPsyN Sleep Lab values diversity, cooperation, fairness, efficiency, and conscientiousness. The CoPsyN Sleep lab is committed to maintaining an inclusive and supportive environment for all members regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.

Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relates to the position as described above.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors, and regulatory agencies
  • Attach and calibrate polysomnography and EEG equipment in clinical setting
  • Coordinate functional MRI scanning sessions and pre/post scan procedures
  • Coordinate studies from start-up through close-out
  • Determine eligibility of and obtain informed consent from study participants according to protocol
  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies
  • Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing
  • Administer study cognitive and neuropsychological tests and collect medical information according to protocols
  • Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects
  • Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study documents/case report forms
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents
  • Prepare regulatory submissions, and ensure Institutional Review Board renewals are completed
  • Other duties may also be assigned

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years of related hands-on experience in acquiring and/or processing data that requires a high level of technical skill and attention to detail (including but limited to functional MRI, EEG, lab-based assays etc.)
  • Experience working with cognitively impaired, anxious, or sensitive populations
  • Previous research experience in psychological test administration, research design, and statistical analysis
  • Hands-on experience administering structured diagnostic interviews such as the SCID, MINI, and/or ADIS
  • Strong interest of human neuroscience techniques and experimental design including EEG and fMRI
  • Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Highly reliable with demonstrated organizational ability
  • Accurate record keeping and attention to detail

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Two year college degree and one year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: E