We have an opening in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School for a full-time Lab Technician (Research Professional 1) working as part of a team of researchers investigating the use of noninvasive neuromodulation for improvement of cognition in Veterans with a history of concussion. The Lab Technician will serve primarily as Study Coordinator to ensure coordination across study elements, manage study records, and facilitate communication among investigators and staff.
This multi-site study is funded by the Department of Defense and conducted in collaboration with the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM under the direction of Davin Quinn, MD. The Site Principal Investigator for Minneapolis is Nicholas Davenport, PhD. This position will be funded for a minimum of 30 months, with the possibility of renewal pending funding.
Prepare and submit regulatory documents to maintain compliance with all relevant regulatory bodies, including Institutional Review Boards, or equivalent, at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Coordinate study operations locally (e.g., ensure staffing for each study visit) and with cooperating sites. Provide support for operations as necessary.
Develop reports to share study progress with PI’s during routine lab meetings.
Maintain professional clearances/human studies training in order to be fully qualified to work with sensitive data as promulgated by the IRB, HIPAA, VHA, and other regulatory agencies.
Independently maintain organized records and files.
30% Data entry and management (e.g., ensuring accuracy and completeness of records):
Maintain detailed records of all study visits and laboratory procedures in laboratory logs, databases, spreadsheets, and web-based applications.
Assist with data cleaning and management per established protocols.
30% Data collection:
Conduct informed consent process for each enrolled participant to ensure voluntary participation in accordance with standards of Good Clinical Practices and policies of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis VA Health Care System and other regulatory bodies.
Administer structured interviews, neuropsychological assessments, and self-report survey instruments according to established standardization procedures.
10% Scientific support
Conduct background literature research on emerging scientific reports relevant to long-term cognitive disruptions associated with mTBI and neuromodulation interventions.
Contribute to the preparation of manuscripts, reports, posters and presentations.
Assist PI and collaborators with basic data analyses to address the stated aims of the funded research project
BA/BS or a combination of related education and relevant work experience to equal four years.
Ability to work flexible schedule - some scheduling of lab visits on evenings and Saturdays and Sundays may be required.
Undergraduate coursework in psychopathology and/or biopsychology
Experience working in research or healthcare setting, specifically a mental health setting.
Experience communicating with regulatory agencies (e.g., IRB), preparing and submitting regulatory documents, and maintaining regulatory compliance.
Experience managing and maintaining records related to recruitment, data collection, and derived measures
Internal Number: 338387
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