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The Research Program on Cognition and Neuromodulation Based Interventions (RP-CNBI) is recruiting a full-time Research Technician Intermediate. The primary emphasis of this program is on neuropsychological testing and non-pharmacological interventions in older adults and those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a range of duties in support of multiple research projects. The characteristic duties and responsibilities of this position may evolve to match changing needs and priorities.
The candidate will be able to operate in a semi- independent manner to assist in clinical research and related projects. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to perform all study-related duties if/as needed. Opportunities to lead or assist with the creation of posters, papers, and presentations for scientific meetings may be available. The candidate will handle other scientific administration and clerical activities as directed to support the Research Program, including coordinating with other researchers throughout the health system. The Research Technician will work closely with faculty and staff at the RP-CNBI as well as other departments to accomplish study specific goals. These include the preparation and management of Institutional Review Board applications, amendments and other regulatory submissions, as well as recruitment and screening of participants, completion of study visits, and data entry. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Psychology or Neuroscience equivalent education and experience. Experience with administering and scoring standardized neuropsychological tests to research participants, memory rehabilitation, or non-invasive brain stimulation is ideal. Strong clinical skills and superior verbal and written communication are desired. Experience working with older adults is preferred. Candidate must have demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and preferably statistical analysis packages such as SPSS or other research laboratory programs.
Bachelor' Degree in Psychology, Health Science or health related field required
One or more years experience in research
Ability to implement research projects
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Ability to problem solve and establish timelines and priorities
Demonstrated ability to work with multiple study team members
Excellent computer skills
Ability to work semi-independently
Master's Degree preferred
Face-to-face participant interaction is strongly preferred
Experience with administering and scoring neuropsychological tests
EEG, fNIRS, tDCS or TMS experience preferred
Experience creating CRFs, study documents and SOPs
Experience with investigator-initiated and federal sponsored trials preferred
Experience working with older adults, particularly with cognitive impairment
Experience with IRB/regulatory compliance activities
Available to work occasional weekends as necessary to support the program
Must have reliable transportation since local travel will be expected
M-F with occasional weekends as necessary to support the program
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