Neuroimaging Research Coordinator A

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
23 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00012785
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

Posted Job Title
Neuroimaging Research Coordinator A

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator A

Job Description Summary

As part of the Neuropsychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry, the Brain Behavior Lab (BBL) at Penn Medicine is devoted to the study of brain and behavior using innovative neuroimaging research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources.  The Neuroimaging Research Coordinator A will oversee the the collection of MRI data from recruitment through quality assessment and data analysis.

Job Description

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. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

Neuroimaging Research Coordinator A

Position Description:

We are seeking a full-time Neuroimaging Research Coordinator to join our team immediately. This position offers a highly interdisciplinary research experience, combining approaches from cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, and psychiatry with neuroimaging. Responsibilities include identifying and recruiting eligible study subjects; conducting informed consent/assent process, preparing participants for MRI scanning, MRI data acquisition and quality assessment. 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.

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, scientific plans and manuscript preparation with the project investigators.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in neuropsychology, neuroscience, biology, bioengineering or a related field with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Position continued on continued funding.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong computer and technical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in neuroimaging research
  • Assists with organizing and scheduling assessments/tests/activities to meet research objectives and study protocol compliance. Communicates with study team personnel to ensure study procedures are followed and research is performed as described in protocol. Serves as contact for subjects, study personnel, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study sponsor.
  • Participates in assessing patient eligibility.  Assists in coordinating study participant activities including recruitment, screening, orientation and correspondence. Schedules subject appointments, tests, and procedures coordinating with external providers as needed.  Produces reports and other materials, as directed.
  • Assists with data collection for research studies following established data collection and management procedures. Collects, records, enters and prepares data for analysis. Performs preliminary study analysis under the direction of the Principal Investigator or senior coordinators. Collects pertinent information from study participants through interviews, administration of tests or surveys or questionnaires, medical records review, or other collection procedures.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and timely records, including source documents, consent forms, case report forms, protocol documents, and regulatory documents, as required by sponsor and institutional guidelines.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in neuropsychology, neuroscience, biology, bioengineering or a related field with 1-3 years of related experience in research and clinical study methodologies or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Child abuse background check will be required. Position contingent upon continued grant 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

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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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