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RESEARCH SPECIALIST FHS RECRUITER, School of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology

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

Tracking Code21500542410903Job Description

We are looking for a Participant Coordinator in the Brain Aging Program at the renowned Framingham Heart Study! This multi-faceted position requires someone who is mature, independent, self-initiating, and comfortable working in an unstructured, non-traditional, dynamically evolving research environment with little supervision. This position will carry a pager for the brain donation program 2-3 times a year.

Primary responsibilities will be the recruitment of FHS participants from the 2nd and 3rd generations, the New Offspring Spouses (NOS), and both Omni cohorts, to take part in Brain MRI/Neuropsychological/Brain Donation/Traumatic Brain Injury/PET/Digital Health Studies. Other responsibilities related to recruiting include printing of examination forms, mailings, mailing appointment confirmation letters and making appointment reminder calls along with sending out study related information (questionnaires, consent forms, etc.). The position also requires coordinating with others within FHS (e.g., related to recruitment procedures) and outside FHS (e.g., scheduling MRI scans with the Wellness Center). The candidate will also be required to do some data entry, and various projects/tasks will be assigned on occasion.

Additionally, this position requires coordinating with other recruitment teams and providing direct administrative support to our Neuropsychologists, Program Manager and PI. Applicants should be well organized, detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, comfortable recruiting participants over the phone as well as maintaining confidentiality of participants’ personal information.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Flexible hours due to recruiting schedule
  • Ability to learn on the job and bring new ideas to the table
  • Ability to speak on the phone for extended periods of time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working in research/research coordination a plus

This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!

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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