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RESEARCH SPECIALIST II, School of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology

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Boston University
Location
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
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RESEARCH SPECIALIST II, School of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Tracking Code22500556740325Job Description

The Framingham Heart Study Brain Aging Program (FHS-BAP) is responsible for neuropsychological, neurological, and brain imaging exams with participants in all FHS cohorts. We provide ongoing surveillance of participants who have been flagged as possibly having cognitive impairment. We also do consensus review of flagged participants to determine endpoints related to whether they have cognitive impairment/dementia, to what degree, and due to which etiology.

Core responsibilities include conducting neuropsychological testing on subjects, ages 25-100+ and preparing case reports for dementia diagnostic meetings. Prior experience with cognitive testing, research coordination, psychometrics, and working in Neuropsychology preferred. Testing will take place primarily in clinic; however, research assistants are expected to make home visits as well on a regular basis. Additional core responsibilities will include leading specific projects, both short and long-term. Given the wide range of projects that include cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), there are a myriad of tasks that range from data entry to presenting to collaborators from other academic institutions and private industry. This position will assist in other office management tasks, including purchasing, onboarding new employees, calendar, and communications management, maintaining documentation, organizing the electronic filing system and office coordination. This position will also assist with IRB related tasks, maintaining manuals of procedures, and data management. The priorities of responsibilities are expected to be dynamic based on the needs of the team at any given time.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of experience; Master's degree preferred.
  • Ability to make home visits and travel throughout the New England area (possibly beyond)
  • Some experience with Neuropsychological research including prior experience administering Neuropsychological assessments, research coordination involving complex projects, and working independently.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationFramingham, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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