Job description

Duties: Manage and supervise 3 professional research staff, and daily operations. for the Principal Investigator's (PI's) 4 primary imaging projects in the Center for the Studies of Addiction, and for additional collaborative research. The purpose of this position is to ensure the smooth functioning of these studies in accordance with all relevant regulations and guidelines. The Manager for imaging studies will have a primary responsibility for staff training and supervision, quality assurance, internal and external study communications, with oversight of study enrollment, clinical invoicing, and medication tracking. The Manager will assist the PI and Research Associate with study start-up and close-out activities, with Adverse-Event reporting, with Data Safety monitoring (including preparation for audits), and with IRB correspondence. Imaging-specific duties for the Manager include scanner protocol optimization with the MRI engineer (e.g., set-up and testing of new tasks), monitoring MRI acquisition for protocol adherence, checking MRI data quality, scheduling and review of MRI/PET scan charges, and running MRI scans a Level II MRI scanner operator, as well as providing back-up for primary fMRI data acquisition. Manager will be knowledgeable in all primary study procedures and able to serve as a back-up in all capacities (screening, recruitment, and acquisition of behavioral and brain data). Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with grant progress reporting and preliminary data analysis for abstract/manuscript preparation. Position contingent upon continued research funding.

Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field and 3-5 years of research experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; direct experience with addictions or psychiatric population highly preferred. Prior experience of at least 2 years with fMRI and/or PET imaging studies required. Level II MRI operator certification, or desire to gain certification, encouraged. Knowledge of FDA Code of Federal Regulations, NIH and ICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice. Knowledge of PennChart process for registering, scheduling, and billing. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; detail-oriented. Ability to delegate tasks with clear instructions, and problem-solving skills.

Reference Number: 40-25689

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: PS-Addictions

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.

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research




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Posted: 5/4/2017
Application Due: 5/4/2018
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