Participant Coordinator

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8574/K0216

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time recruitment/project coordinator for the neuropathology study at the Framingham Heart Study.  The neuropathology study includes recruiting Framingham’s brain donation program subjects for regular cognitive evaluations.  When donors come to autopsy, brain tissue is analyzed for pathology and cross referenced with genetic-environmental effects on the brain.

Responsible for all administrative operations of the Research Department.  Update and maintaining the tracking system and ensuring itsaccuracy.  Oversee the smooth operation of Central Files; serve as a    research assistant in special research projects; generate reports; and, handle lower-level reactive requests.

Who we are Since our beginning in 1948, the Framingham Heart Study, under the direction of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), formerly known as the National Heart Institute, has been committed to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have followed CVD development over a long period of time in three generations of participants. Over the years, careful monitoring of the Framingham Study population has led to the identification of major CVD risk factors, as well as valuable information on the effects of these factors such as blood pressure, blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels, age, gender, and psychosocial issues. Risk factors for other physiological conditions such as dementia have been and continue to be investigated. In addition, the relationships between physical traits and genetic patterns are being studied. The current positon is with the Neuropsychology group at the Framingham Heart Study. Our goals are to determine factors associated with aging of the brain. Much of our work has centered around identifying multiple risk factors associated dementia/Alzheimers disease and has more recently focused on the entire spectrum of cognitive function (normal to disease) across the entire adult lifespan. We routinely give neuropsychological tests and brain MRI scans to our participants to determine behavioral biomarkers associated with cognitive decline.

Required Skills

1-3 years of experinece and an Associates Degree required. Bachelors degree preferred.

Flexible hours due to recruiting schedule.

Ability to learn on the job and bring new ideas and techniques to the table.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular