CLINICAL RESEARCH COORD B

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Schizophrenia Research Center of the department of Psychiatry is seeking a full-time individual to serve as a senior clinical research coordinator for a multitude of decision-making and reward neuroimaging studies primarily under the guidance of Drs. Theodore Satterthwaite. The senior coordinator will work with the project leadership team, helping oversee the recruitment and retention of participants, accruement of clinical and neuroimaging data, and implementation of new study endeavors to support the research and analysis of both Drs. Satterthwaite and Wolf regarding behavioral and neuroimaging biomarkers associated with abnormal brain development of the reward and decision-making systems in the brain, but also to support the greater research projects within the lab.

The senior clinical research coordinator will oversee several active and upcoming studies, ensuring an array of study procedures are performed, including: a compressive evaluation of the measures includes clinical assessments of diagnostic criteria, evaluation of mood and psychiatric symptomatology, administration of computerized neurocognitive and neuroeconomic batteries, and running of functional MRI scans and associated behavioral tasks. These phenotypic measures will be examined in the context of delineating the underlying neural mechanisms active during brain development that lead to brain abnormalities.

Responsibilities will include the training and supervision of Junior Coordinators on all aspects of study procedures (including conducting structured and semi-structured clinical interviews, administering neurocognitive and neuroeconomic computerized batteries, and running functional MRI behavioral tasks and scans), providing data management for multiple projects and quality assurance of clinical and neuroimaging data, coordinating and executing strategies for subject recruitment, enrollment, and data acquisition, preparation and maintenance of regulatory materials for active and new studies, and managing funds to ensure subject remuneration for study participation.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Psychology or similar field, and 2 to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders and children/adolescents, as well as experience in semi-structured diagnostic interviewing and psychological testing are preferred. The candidate must have strong organizational, leadership, supervision, communication and computer skills. Must pass Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment.

Reference Number: 40-25826

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: PS-Neuropsychiatry

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