Undergraduate Announcements

The Psychology Advising Office is currently operating remotely. Please feel free to stop by our virtual drop-in hours Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm to talk with an advisor. (https://psychology.pitt.edu/drop-advising). You may also email your specific psychology advisor or you can email psyadvis@pitt.edu if you do not have an assigned psychology advisor. Beginning Monday, January 31, 2022 our office will be open both in-person and remote for Drop-in from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community Opportunity - New Posting
  • Directed Research Opportunities for Spring Term Still Available 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • HONORS 1010: Professional Communication, New Course - New Posting
  • Spring 2022 Graduation Application 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Saint Francis University - New Posting
  • Academic Mentor, Academic Support Services for Student Athletes 
  • Tutors Needed, Academic Support Services for Student Athletes 
  • 16th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds 

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Diversifying Psychology Weekend, UNC Chapel Hill 
  • PhD in Psychology, North Dakota State University 
  • M.S. in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California
  • School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Virginia Tech - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Harvard University
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Washington, University
  • Two Yale Child Student Center Opportunities 
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community OpportunityNew Posting

The Undergraduate Subcommittee of PEIC (Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community), is developing a new program called PUGS (Psychology Partnership for Graduate and Undergraduate Students) in an effort to foster community between our undergraduate and graduate students. Through this one semester long program, you will be matched with a graduate student and will engage in thoughtful conversations about experiences transitioning from undergraduate to graduate studies. The goal is to encourage a mentoring relationship where undergraduates can learn, build friendships, and network with graduate students. If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the questionnaire below by Tuesday, January 25, 2022 for us to get a sense of which graduate student to best match you with. 

https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d6Jc0hXUj4gCffE

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the PUGS team (Linsah Coulanges at lic127@pitt.edu or Mary Carson at myc16@pitt.edu)

 

Directed Research Opportunities for Spring Term Still Available

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience working with participants, evaluating data, and obtaining a more defined understanding of a research project? Are you interested in working along side faculty and graduate students who will mentor you along the way? If so, check out the directed research opportunities still available for spring term. https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/experiential-learning 

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

HONORS 1010: Professional Communication, New CourseNew Posting

 

Spring 2022 Graduation Application

If you are enrolling for your final term and plan to graduate, you must apply to graduate.  You will find the updated graduation application as well as relevant dates and deadlines on the Student Records website. https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/student-toolkit/graduation

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Saint Francis UniversityNew Posting

 

Academic Mentor, Academic Support Services for Student Athletes

The University of Pittsburgh Academic Support Services for Student Athletes (ASSSA) is seeking a Junior, Senior or Graduate Level student(s) to assist students in time management and study skills. Afternoon, evening and Sunday hours preferred and are assigned based on student works availability. Must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The incubent wil provide mentorship in an in-person and/or virtual setting. Tasks could include, but are not limitied to time management, strengthening academic skills, mentoring and providing academic assistance.

lick here for more information and to apply: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?j...

 

Tutors Needed, Academic Support Services for Student Athletes

The University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking tutors for Academic Support Services for Student Athletes (ASSSA) in the areas of LCJS, ASL, Anthropology, Astonomy, Communications, Computor Science, Economics, Geology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Sociology and Foreign Languages. ASSSA is designed to assist student athletes with reaching their fullest academic and personal development while at the University of Pittsburgh. The University, the Department of Athletics and ASSSA are committed to promoting both the academic and athletic achievements of its student athletes while upholding the academic integrity of the institution. ASSSA tutors provide individual and small group tutoring sessions in the subject that the tutor has obtained a grade of at least a B or better. The goal of an ASSSA tutor is to provide assistance to the student athlete in specific academic course content as well as to foster the development of successful and independent academic behavior. Tutoring sessions will primarilly take place in person, however virtual tutoring may be considered for special circustances (i.e. team travel).

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16th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds

The 16th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds will be hosted by the University of Virginia from April 1-3.  Pitt is looking for five outstanding undergraduate researchers to attend this conference and represent the University. These students will present their research as either a ten-minute presentation or a poster format. 

Undergraduate students at all ACC universities are involved in numerous projects, which provide unique contributions to research and creativity in a variety of fields. The annual ACC Meeting of the Minds conference has become an opportunity for universities in the ACC to highlight the diversity of research being conducted by undergraduates and for students to share their work with peers across the ACC.

The 16th Annual Meeting of the Minds Conference welcomes student projects in any research area. Projects should entail and demonstrate proficiency in directed research or creative scholarship. Research may include:

  • Lab Experiments
  • Field Research
  • Art/Sculpture Display
  • Architecture and Design
  • Archival Research
  • Comparative Analyses
  • Education Research
  • Video/Film Production
  • Interviews and Surveys
  • Original Computer and Web Applications
  • Theoretical Analyses
  • Music/Dance/Theater Performance (using recordings) 

Interested students may directly apply (with a cc of their faculty mentor) or their faculty mentors may recommend students as presenters.  In either case, please send an e-mail to Meghan Culpepper at msc80@pitt.edu with:

  1. Student name, e-mail, and cell phone number
  2. Faculty advisor name and e-mail
  3. Abstract of 250 words or less that describes the research project and outcome

Submission deadline: February 7, 2022

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Diversifying Psychology Weekend, UNC Chapel Hill

The UNC Diversifying Psychology Weekend (DPW) is an opportunity for talented ethnic/racial minority undergraduates and college graduates invested in pursuing doctoral level training in psychology and neuroscience. This year's virtual program includes three days of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to develop a competitive application, meet doctoral students and faculty from our department in formal and informal settings, and receive an introduction to our graduate training opportunities and each of our graduate research programs. This year’s DPW will invite students to explore the six graduate programs in the Psychology & Neuroscience department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Clinical, Cognitive, Social, Developmental, Quantitative Psychology, and Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (BIN).  Application deadline: January 30, 2022.

Letters of recommendation and transcripts will be accepted up to one week after the application deadline (until February 6, 2022).
 
For more information and to access the application, please click here: https://psychology.unc.edu/diversifying-psychology-weekend/
 

PhD in Psychology, North Dakota State University

The Emotion, Neuroscience, and Development Lab (PI: Dr. Pan Liu) in the Department of Psychology at North Dakota State University (NDSU) is looking to recruit a PhD student for Fall 2022. Our Lab takes an interdisciplinary, multi-method approach to understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with socio-emotional processing and development in children and adolescents. A current emphasis in the lab is to study how cognitive vulnerabilities, via interaction with other individual and environmental factors, predict the development of internalizing psychopathology (anxiety and depression) in youth. We use behavioral, EEG/ERP, and eye-tracking measures to tackle these questions.

The Psychology PhD program at NDSU offers a full tuition waiver and a stipend through teaching assistantship. The student will have full access to the resources at the Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience at NDSU, including a variety of equipment (EEG, eye-tracking, fNIRS, TMS), data storage/analysis infrastructure, dedicated technical support and technical training (programming, data analysis, etc.). They will also have plenty of opportunities to interact and collaborate with other areas in Psychology (Visual/Cognitive Neuroscience, Social/Health Psychology) as well as other departments at NDSU (e.g., Human Development and Family Science). 

The application deadline is January 15, 2022. GRE is not required for this round of application. The application fee at NDSU is as low as $35 (exempted for McNair Scholars). NDSU is a land-grant public research university located in Fargo, a friendly and low-cost-of-living city. More information about the program and the application procedure can be found here. Please contact Dr. Liu (pan.liu@ndsu.edu) first if interested in applying.

 

M.S. in Applied Psychology, University of Southern California

 

School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Information about the events and registration can be found at https://www.pcom.edu/admissions/visit/.

Information about programs, admissions requirements and deadlines can be found at pcom.edu/admissions. PCOM utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. 

Application Deadline (must be submitted, completed and verified in CAS or PCOM app) August 1, 2022

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Research Specialist, UPMCNew Posting

Research Specialist | Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory

Description

The Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory is devoted to understanding and enhancing women’s health at midlife and beyond. The lab is within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The Research Specialist will be responsible for screening, recruiting, and consenting participants, conducting psychological and physiological measurements, administering interviews, data coding and entry, etc. for laboratory research studies. The ideal candidate would be someone who had prior human subjects research experience, has strong organizational skills, is detail-orientated, and has effective communication skills.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities:

Independently execute job functions for research protocol(s) which include:

  • Recruit and screen participants, schedule study appointments, meet the participants at study visits, obtain written consent forms, orient participants to study procedures, administer anthropometric, psychometric and cognitive assessments, conduct laboratory testing, equip participants with ambulatory study equipment, train participants on the use of monitors and diaries.
  • Code physiologic data collected. Enter self-report and physiologic data.
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of all study data collected.
  • Mentor, train, and assist with supervising junior research staff.
  • Collaborate with senior research personnel regarding recruitment, data collection, outcomes of interviews, reports according to the needs of the study.
  • Work independently and in a team. Effectively prioritize and complete tasks.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • Prior human subjects research experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 with renewal

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Virginia Tech - New Posting

Job no: 518893
Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Psychology
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

Applications are invited for a full-time research coordinator (lab manager) position in the JK Lifespan Development lab of Dr. Jungmeen Kim-Spoon, in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech (https://support.psyc.vt.edu/labs/jklifespan). Projects in the lab combine developmental psychopathology and decision neuroscience to investigate brain function, emotion, cognition and personality processes, decision making and health behaviors. We use a variety of methods including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, behavioral tasks, interviews, and questionnaires. This is an excellent opportunity for a personable, motivated, and detail-oriented person seeking further research experience before applying to graduate school.
Primary data collection responsibilities will include: recruiting young adults and family members; scheduling visits; obtaining behavioral assessments and fMRI scanning; and oversight of data collection. Primary data management responsibilities include: management and oversight of participant databases, entering data, ensuring data reliability and completeness, and preparing data for analysis. Additional key tasks include assisting with participant tracking and retention, preparation of IRB materials, and training graduate and undergraduate students on study procedures. Training for all aspects of the position, including MRI certification, will be provided. Flexible scheduling is required (e.g., evenings, weekends, and some holidays will be required).
Expected start date is early March 2022. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if they can start working part-time (10-20 hours/week) during the Spring 2022 semester to be hired before transitioning to a full-time position upon graduation. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and on a rolling basis and will end when the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Required application materials: Cover letter including statement of interest, CV/Resume, list of two references. Two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.

Required Qualifications: Undergraduate or post-baccalaureate research experience, including participant recruitment and data collection; demonstrated organizational and time management skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications: BA/BS in psychology, neuroscience, or related fields; Experience in the administration of standard psychological assessments (including self-report, structured interviews, and behavioral tasks); and a basic understanding of data management or analysis with corresponding data (e.g., SPSS, Excel, etc.).

Pay Band: 3

Appointment Type: Restricted

Review Date: January 23, 2022

Additional Information: The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

 

Full-time Research Specialist, UPMCNew Posting

Research Specialist | Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAND) Lab

The Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience and Development (CAND) lab focuses on investigating the neurodevelopment of emotion processing and regulation in typically developing youth as well as those diagnosed with or at risk of anxiety and mood disorders. We are looking for a Research Specialist will be responsible for screening potential subjects, completing semi-structured clinical interviews (based on psychiatric diagnoses) with adolescents and their parents, administer a neuroimaging protocol, and oversee other research procedures. Click here to learn more: https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/8295662-research-specialist-cognitive-affective-neuroscience-and-development-cand-lab

 

Full-time Research Specialist, UPMC 

Description

The Mood Disorder Early Intervention Research Group (https://hafemanresearchgroup.weebly.com) uses precision clinical and brain measures to better understand risk and resilience, so that we can develop interventions for adolescents and young adults with and at-risk for mood disorders, especially bipolar disorder. We are seeking a full-time Research Associate to join our group.  

Responsibilities:

  • Performs neuroimaging assessments, including scheduling appointments at the CMU-Pitt BRIDGE center, training participant on tasks and the mock scanner, running experiments, and administering scales.
  • Works with the Principal Investigator (PI) and research staff to ensure that participants complete self-report assessment, passive sensing, and ecological momentary assessment (EMA) protocols.
  • Assists with data transfer, quality control, and analysis of neuroimaging, behavioral, passive sensing, and EMA data.
  • Assists with design and programming of behavioral and neuroimaging tasks.
  • Maintains ongoing records for subject tracking and clinical assessment records in an organized and in a manner easily accessible by the appropriate research faculty and staff.
  • Explain the research protocols and obtain informed consent from participants as needed.
  • Interfaces effectively with research and clinical staff to maintain efficient communication about subjects, scheduled interviews, data collection, data entry, quality control issues and reports.
  • Attends and participates in all project-related meetings, including clinical and research team meetings.
  • Aids in quality control and preprocessing of neuroimaging data.
  • Completes and maintains required education and certification in Human Subjects Protection and Good Research Practice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology or related research field.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in a research project and/or related clinical setting is required.
  • Familiarity with computers and common software packages required.
  • Working knowledge of research methodology strongly preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children and adolescents preferred.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Package (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Familiarity with a programming language for data analysis (e.g., Matlab, R, or Python)
  • Highly responsible and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain flexible schedule including evening and Saturday hours.
  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to effectively prioritize, complete multiple tasks, and maintain a high attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, and written/oral communication skills, with ability to establish and maintain rapport with research subjects and families.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

https://careers.upmc.com/jobs/8328875-research-specialist-mood-disorder-...

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Harvard University

The Gaab Lab (https://www.gaablab.com/) at Harvard works at the intersection of neuroscience, education, EdTech, and policy. We focus on typical/atypical learning trajectories with a special focus on language and reading development and the role of the environment in shaping these trajectories. We are seeking a full-time research assistant with a start date ASAP.

The Research Assistants will be responsible for:

  • MRI/fMRI scanning and behavioral testing of young children, infants, and their parents in-person and in virtual settings
  • Subject recruitment, scheduling and assessments for various research studies, which may include close interaction with or conducted in schools and daycare centers in the Boston area and in national/international settings
  • Implementation and maintenance of analysis software
  • Preparation of IRB documentation and submissions in conjunction with the Principal Investigator and/or other members of the research team
  • Conducting data collection activities and preparing analytical reports regarding results of studies
  • Will have an opportunity to contribute to stimuli design, data analyses and/or publications

To qualify, you must have: A Bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, education, or a related field and two years of relevant work experience (relevant coursework may count towards experience). Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software very helpful. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics extremely helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g., in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Start will be ASAP. All interested applicants should email a resume/CV and cover letter to gaablab@gse.harvard.edu<mailto:gaablab@gse.harvard.edu> with the subject line "Research Assistant Position"

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Washington, University

Cognition and Motivation in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression at WUSTL
We are looking for a full time research assistant to work on the project described below.
 
Ideally we would like someone who could start FULL TIME in January of 2022. If you are interested, please send a resume to Deanna Barch (dbarch@wustl.edu). Please include information about when you will graduate and whether you could start part time before you graduate.
 
PURPOSE: This position is for a full-time research technician (with benefits) to work on research project examining the neural and psychological causes of problems with motivation in individuals with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.
The person will:
  1. Thave responsibility for testing and scanning participants using electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral/cognitive/computerized testing;
  2. help with preprocessing and quality control of imaging and behavioral data; and
  3. work with a team of other research assistants to assess a large sample of
  4. individuals with task and resting state fMRI and behavioral data as part of the project.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Testing and scanning participants using electroencephalography (EEG) andbehavioral/cognitive/computerized testing
  2. Processes urine drug samples, saliva and alcohol breathalyzer testing in accordance with studyguidelines.
  3. Help with preprocessing and quality control of imaging and behavioral data, including data entry.
  4. Responsible for problem solving issues that arise in eeg scanning and to participate in trouble shootingand developing alternative approaches.
  5. Help with recruitment of participants.
  6. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned
JOB LOCATION/WORKING CONDITIONS: Some potential exposure to biological hazards (urine, saliva). Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to learn to run an EEG machine and problem solve issues associated with scanning. Some local travel to outreach centers.
CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE: Responsibility, attention to detail, and experience in research.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Equivalent of Bachelors in Psychology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field.
RELATIONSHIP: Works directly with laboratory staff personnel and principal investigators.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Deanna Barch dbarch@wustl.edu

 

Two Yale Child Student Center Opportunities 

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  Anticipated start date is July 2022.

  1. Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Successful applicants will be involved in a 1-to-2-year training program involving clinical research experience in a developmental disabilities research lab. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging studies involving fetal, neonatal, infant, and school-aged participants. Fellows have opportunities to be involved in multiple aspects of each study, ranging from implementation of experiments, to data processing and analysis, to participating directly in subject characterization by conducting structured parent interviews and assessing participants. With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to lead a research project from data processing and analysis of results to presentation at an international conference.

Completed applications including cover page, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2022.

Additional information about the fellowship opportunity and our lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/jobs/postgrad/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to sanalab@yale.edu.

 

  1. Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism

The recipient of the fellowship will be involved in a 1-to-2-year training program in data science in a clinically based developmental disabilities research lab.  The primary experience will be in activities related to training in development and management of translational technologies, which may include eye-tracking, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), physiological sensing technologies, and other experimental paradigms. In addition, fellows are involved in daily activities related to studies with fetal, neonatal, infant, and school-aged participants. With research mentorship, the selected applicant will be expected to lead a research project from data processing and analysis of results to presentation at an international conference.

Completed applications including cover page, CV, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2022.

Additional information about the fellowship opportunity and our lab can be found on our website:  https://medicine.yale.edu/lab/chawarska/jobs/translational/

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Neuroscience of Autism may be directed to sanalab@yale.edu.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A full-time Research Coordinator position is available in the Emotion and Social Neuroscience Lab (ESN) directed by Dr. Daphne Holt at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the MGH Psychiatry Department. The ESN program focuses on applying the techniques of cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging to increase our understanding of the mechanisms underlying serious mental illnesses. This Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of an imaging research study examining the neuromechanisms underlying loneliness in those with a severe mental illness. 

They will be responsible for acquiring and analyzing research data (behavioral, physiological, and fMRI), as well as IRB submissions, recruiting and characterizing eligible subjects, administering and scoring interviews/ questionnaires, maintaining regulatory and source documentation, timely data entry and quality assurance. The CRC will report directly to both Dr. Nicole DeTore and Dr. Daphne Holt and will also work closely with other members of the research team, including faculty investigators, research fellows, clinicians, other research coordinators and student interns.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participant recruitment: identify and compile lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters; contact potential subjects to introduce and explain study objectives and protocol; develop and implement diverse recruitment strategies; conduct, record, and evaluate face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with potential subjects
  • Manage the day-to-day operation of clinical research studies, from IRB submissions, recruitment, scheduling research visits, conducting assessments and interviews, collecting data, data entry, subject reminder calls, remuneration and follow-up as necessary
  • Administer and score cognitive tests, diagnostic and symptom assessments, clinical rating scales, and self-report measures
  • Maintain Clinical Research Folders and Master Binders in accordance with IRB and HIPAA guidelines
  • Schedule and conduct behavioral and MRI data collection procedures as needed
  • Coordinate with other study site (Boston University) to enable smooth collection of data and follow-up of longitudinal visits.
  • Perform quality assurance of all collected data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follows up with subjects to resolve problems, address queries or clarify data collected
  • Timely, accurate data entry
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned, such as literature searches, equipment inventory, and purchasing
  • Contribute to database development and maintenance
  • Prepare submissions to the IRB, including initial applications, continuing reviews, amendments and adverse events
  • Maintain accurate study records and regulatory documentation, including source documents, case report forms, study logs, IRB correspondence, adverse event reports, progress reports and any other documentation that may be required to meet local or federal regulations
  • Track and order study equipment, supplies, and materials
  • Assist with the analysis of clinical, cognitive/behavioral and imaging data as needed
  • Prepare presentations of data and study findings for lab meetings, posters, grant submissions and publications

EDUCATION: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields. 

COMPETENCIES: 

  • New graduates with some relevant course/project work or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position outlined above. 
  • Those with a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related work experience will be considered for a Clinical Research Coordinator II position. 

The candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated, and attentive to detail. They must be able to multi-task, problem-solve, and manage time/work-load with minimal supervision. Superior communication skills are needed to effectively interact with a multidisciplinary team and research participants. They must have a prior working knowledge of research protocols, some experience conducting clinical research and excellent computer and quantitative skills (see below). Candidates must also have the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and maturity, particularly with respect to maintaining confidentiality, safety and comfort of all research participants throughout all research procedures. 

Candidates must be proficient in the use of administrative software (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint), data analysis software (SPSS), electronic data capture systems (EDC). Also some knowledge of FreeSurfer, MATLAB or UNIX and previous experience with neuroimaging or similar types of data is preferred but not required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): 

A Clinical Research Coordinator I does not have any supervisory responsibility. 

A Clinical Research Coordinator II may assist with the training and orientation of new staff members.

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