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This position is for a research assistant (RA) for the Laboratory of Brain and Data Sciences (LBDS). The RA will be an important member of the research team and responsible for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the study under the supervision of the study investigators. Due to the translational nature of this project, the RA will engage in administrative duties, patient interaction and laboratory work. This position is ideal for motivated individuals thinking about applying to graduate or medical school and looking for 2-3 years of clinical and research experience in a lab doing cutting edge human subject neuroscience research to understand the basis of mental illness.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Management of the daily activities of research studies
- Collecting, maintaining and organizing study information using electronic databases and paper charts
- Participating in enrollment activities in inpatient and outpatient neurosurgical, medical and psychiatric clinics
- Corresponding with study participants by telephone to schedule appointments and reminder calls for follow-up data collection
- Developing and maintaining relationships with clinical personnel at study sites
- Laboratory/operating room
- Participate in the collection and processing of multiple tissue types from human subjects in multiple clinical settings, including outpatient clinics and neurosurgical operations. Most importantly, the RA will be responsible for
- retrieval and processing of brain biopsies from neurosurgical operating room
- retrieval of biofluid samples from multiple clinical settings
- retrieval of skin biopsies from operating rooms
- coordinating the timing of the brain and blood collection in the neurosurgical operating room (requires good communication skills and ability to interact confidently with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and operating room staff)
- transport of all tissue specimens from neurosurgical operating room to research facilities for further processing
- Prepare fibroblast cell lines from skin biopsies (training to be provided). This will require the ability to come into the laboratory on weekends
- Maintain inventory of study-related research supplies and samples
- Perform other related laboratory duties
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
- Experience: Basic laboratory skills required.
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