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Full-time Clinical Research Coordinator wanted for exciting, large-scale projects on aging in the brain at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The position is ideal for someone seeking a dynamic laboratory environment with variation in day-to-day tasks.
- The projects involve testing cognitively normal older adults (aged 50+) and individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurodegenerative disorders using a variety of behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (including MRI and PET)
- This is a new project and will involve assistance with the development of institution-specific protocols/SOPs, logistical planning in regards to participant visits, and IRB edits, submissions, and amendments
- The direct supervisor is Dr. Trey Hedden, but this is a collaborative project, offering exposure to several lab groups that employ both cognitive neuroscience and clinical techniques
- The position requires a high degree of motivation and self-sufficiency, although extensive training and supervision will be provided
- The primary responsibilities are to:
- Coordinate the start-up of multiple projects – excellent organizational and integration skills are important
- Assist with recruitment and enrollment of older adults into the study through community outreach and advertising efforts – excellent interpersonal skills are a necessity
- Scheduling study visits – requires careful evaluation of screening criteria and coordination of visits
- Administer neuropsychological tests to participants – extensive training is provided
- Assist during neuroimaging exams – careful attention to detail and ability to be a calm presence for participants
- Other responsibilities include serving as an interface among several collaborating lab groups, maintaining participant databases, assisting with administrative tasks, literature searches, and scoring, processing, and analyzing data
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
- Minimum 2 years of experience in clinical research
- Will be extremely comfortable working with people (and sensitive to our older participants and patients)
- Will be reliable, professional, and organized
- Will have proficiency with basic computing packages such as MS Word and Excel; some familiarity with one or more of the following (Linux, R, MATLAB, SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, fMRI, PET) and/or research experience is expected
- More than anything, we are looking for a motivated individual who will work to learn new skills and is comfortable in a dynamic and varied work environment
- This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques in preparation for a graduate career
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