CLINICAL RESEARCH ASST B

Duties: The Clinical Research Assistant B will plan for and perform the administration of imaging and non-imaging research tasks and structured interviews in a multi-grouped research setting. The assistant will be the primary imaging data preprocessing and processing person for this research study, as well as the point of contact and will manage all aspects of research that includes advertising, recruitment, subject screening, subject consenting (center, study, genetics, HIPAA), scheduling appointments over the course of the study with the nurse practitioner, therapists, and counselors. 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. 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 collecting patient urine and blood samples, sending them for analysis, and entry of urine results into the research chart and database. S/he will be responsible for entering imaging and non-imaging data into the database, ensuring all imaging data is collected and that it is accurate as well as perform regular computer backup of all data. S/he will be responsible for subject payments, gift cards, mailing, literature searches, document preparation, and processing samples. S/he will be the common communications link among the clinical care providers and PIs and will maintain weekly minutes from the clinical project meeting (re: patient recruitment, treatment status, completion, etc.). As a part of this position, s/he will conduct raw-data upload of fMRI scans, and an initial integrity check of raw data for movement, and structural or functional artifact, and for implementation of correct protocol/parameters. She/he will 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 with research studies or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Bachelor's Degree and 1 year to 2 years of experience strongly preferred. Degree in the Social (eg. Psychology) or Life (Biology, Neuroscience) Sciences is preferred.

Comfort with computer/ technical demands; general computer knowledge. Working knowledge of Excel, other Microsoft applications, or SPSS. A background in non-imaging statistics is also helpful, and background in imaging statistical packages or programming platforms (e.g. MatLab) is a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills required, to interact and communicate effectively with patients, doctors, nurses, and investigators. Flexibility in work hours and work interactions required. Excellent organization, attention to detail and critical thinking skills as well as the ability to multi-task is required. Experience conducting fMRI or PET imaging sessions preferred.

Reference Number: 40-27172

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Non-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: 6-Technical Scientific/Statistical

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