CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT B
Duties: The Clinical Research Assistant B must be able to plan for and perform the duties involved in administration of imaging sessions and data analyses for multiple studies within our laboratory. The assistant will be the primary imaging data preprocessing and processing person for several research studies. Specifically, the assistant will administer several on- and off-magnet measures and tasks as well as score them such as the neuropsychological battery, affective bias task and several others as listed in the grant. S/he will also be responsible for finalizing the scheduling of the imaging sessions and conducting the sessions, ensuring quality acquisition and assurance, attending project and other meetings and keeping minutes. S/he will administer the subjective questionnaires during the fMRI scan sessions, maintain the charts and accurate electronic databases for the scan data and for the subjective data from the scan and other sessions, and upload scan data CDs. S/he will be responsible for entering imaging and non-imaging data into the database, ensuring data quality and accuracy, as well as regularly backing up data. The assistant will act as the primary liaison between our laboratory and the Center for Functional Neuroimaging, CAMRIS, and MRI technicians, including monitoring of the CfN scan calendar. S/he will also escort study participants to/from the scan sessions. S/he will conduct raw data upload, initial integrity check of raw data, monitoring scan parameters of data, and preprocessing of acquired data. S/he will also conduct basic first level contrasts and second-level group analyses within SPM or other statistical packages, with script modification (e.g., to include simple regressors/behavioral correlates) as needed.
Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED and 3 to 5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience with neuroscience and/or imaging research studies strongly preferred. The qualified candidate will be highly organized, have a high level of comfort with computer/technical demands, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and communicate effectively with patients/subjects, doctors, nurses, and investigators; and be able to support several studies that differ in population studied, medications, imaging modalities and SOPs. A background in non-imaging statistics and experience with/basic understanding of statistical packages for imaging analyses (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI) and scripting are required. Working knowledge of Linux, Data preprocessing and processing (using statistical software such as SPM), Excel, other Microsoft applications and SPSS.. Flexibility in work hours and work interactions required. Critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities required.
Reference Number: 40-26718
Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Job Family: 6-Technical Scientific/Statistical