The Research Assistant (RA) will work across several MAP projects, including neuroimaging, biomarker and prevention registry projects. The responsibilities will include uploading and of imaging data, extraction and coding of imaging files, working with blood, cerebrospinal and genetic assays, performing cognitive and behavioral assessments and data management. The RA will also assist with coordination and recruitment from community based events and screening of potential study participants.
BS or BA in Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or closely related field and 1-2 yearsâ™ research experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience working with patients with Alzheimerâ™s disease or dementia preferred.
Knowledge of experimental research methodology and knowledge of clinical research procedures is preferred.
RAs should be experienced with computer applications, including word processing and Excel.
Familiarity with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS), database management software (e.g., REDcap), and a programming language (e.g., Python, Unix, R) is desirable.
Previous experience with administering cognitive assessment is a plus.
A willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
This position requires excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. RAs must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication (verbal and written) skills as well as good attention to detail, flexibility and ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team.
The RA selected for this position will be provided high quality training related to the conduct of biomarker research and cognitive assessments, as well as a great deal of experience working with individuals who may be at risk for developing Alzheimerâ™s disease. RAs are expected to attend regular supervision meetings with the PI and study personnel. Flexibility in scheduling is also required (e.g., willingness to occasionally work week nights and weekends to accommodate participant schedules) and the RA must provide their own transportation between research sites.
Criminal Background check is required
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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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Internal Number: REQ161152
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