Neuroimaging Research Coordinator

Location
Stanford
Posted
May 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Neuroimaging Research Coordinator

Stanford University

Job Number:
78465

Job Code: 4924

Job Grade: F

The PanLab for Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science is currently recruiting for a Neuroimaging Research Coordinator. The PanLab is a precision psychiatry and clinical translational neuroscience research group that aims to use brain imaging approaches to improve our understanding and treatment of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The Neuroimaging Research Coordinator would perform duties involved with data processing as well as the recruitment and assessment of study subjects. Specifically, the focus of the Research Coordinator will be to assist with the development of brain-based models of mental disorders through integrating brain-imaging data (including functional and structural MRI and EEG) with behavioral, self-report, genetic and clinical measures. This includes assisting with pre-processing and statistical data analysis of clinical, behavioural, EEG and fMRI data.
In addition, the Neuroimaging Research Coordinator will screen participants for eligibility for human neuroimaging scans, schedule testing sessions in coordination with the neuroimaging facility, perform subject testing using behavioral, fMRI and EEG tasks, and acquiring samples for DNA. Study subjects will be experiencing a range of symptoms of anxiety and depression. The Research Coordinator must also be able to escort subjects to the reception or clinical area, and clearly explain the study procedures to subjects. The position requires the collection of data via mail, telephone, or in person interviews, as well as the ability to provide phone follow-up testing of subjects. The position will be based in a lab that values cooperation, fairness, efficiency and conscientiousness.
Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relates to the position as described above.

Duties include:

  • Serve as primary contact with research participants. Coordinate studies from start-up through close-out.
  • Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study participants according to protocol. Assist in developing recruitment strategies.
  • Coordinate collection of human neuroimaging scans and oversee the quality control of neuroimaging data acquired for the study.
  • Collect and manage patient data for research projects. Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study documents/case report forms.
  • Ensure compliance with research protocols. Ensure Institutional Review Board renewals are completed.
  • Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management staff.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Previous research experience in the fields of Biology, Psychology or Neurosciences
  • 1-2 years of related hands-on experience in acquiring and/or processing fMRI data
  • Proficiency with basic programming and scripts
  • Familiarity with working in Linux/Unix
  • Beginner to Intermediate level of MATLAB experience
  • Technical skills and familiarity with imaging software packages such as SPM, FSL and/or FreeSurfer
  • Previous work with human participants

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

    Two year college degree and two years related work experience or a Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of related education and relevant experience.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

    CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

    Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.



    Job:

    Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
    Schedule:
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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