Neuroimaging Clinical Translational Research Coordinator I - Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology
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Our Mission The Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to providing the highest-quality patient care, conducting cutting-edge research, and training the future leaders in neurology. Patient Care The Department of Neurology strives to provide the best neurological care to patients and their families, bringing compassion and expertise to the bedside. The department offers comprehensive clinical care to both adult neurology patients and child neurology patients.
The adult neurology services averages 1,700 admissions, 1,400 inpatient consultations and 2,500 emergency department consultations annually.
The pediatric neurology service averages 1,200 admissions, 1,200 inpatient and emergency department consultations annually
Research Vanderbilt Neurologists are continuously striving to promote the advancement of knowledge in the neurosciences through basic and clinical research. Faculty members are currently conducting research in the following areas:
We are seeking a motivated and independent applicant for immediate hire as a Neuroimaging Clinical Translational Research Coordinator I. Our lab uses a combination of structural MRI, functional connectivity MRI, and behavioral testing to understand complex neurological disorders including delusions, hallucinations, and abnormal moral behavior. The applicant will help with behavioral testing and neuroimaging analysis of ongoing studies in dementia patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Responsibilities will include:
1.) Coordinating the approval of research protocols through the IRB;
2.) Recruitment of patients and coordination of study visits, including administration of behavioral tests and scheduling of neuroimaging;
3.) Neuroimaging analysis.
The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and computing skills, including a basic understanding of Linux, UNIX, and/or Matlab. Familiarity with neuroimaging software programs (Freesurfer, FSL, and/or SPM) and an interest in medicine or neuroscience are also highly desired. Interested applications will also have the opportunity to participate in the writing of manuscripts or abstracts for scientific meetings.
1. Coordinate Research Projects
With assistance, prepares and processes new IRB research proposals, amendments, continuing review applications and adverse event reports according to institutional and departmental policies and procedures.
Uses coordination skills and works collaboratively to complete research protocols, including participant eligibility and recruitment, scheduling study visits, administering patient questionnaires and behavioral tasks.
Records data from patient medical records, questionnaires, and behavioral tests onto case report forms (either paper or electronic) with awareness and attention to the requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness.
a. Download, organize, and store patient MRI scans onto lab computers
b. With guidance and training, conduct basic processing of structural brain imaging and functional connectivity from brain MRI's using neuroimaging programs
c. With guidance and training, perform group-level statistical comparisons of processed structural and functional neuroimaging data.
d. Assist with the creation of figures, charts, and tables of research findings
e. Assist with preparation of manuscripts and abstracts for scientific meetings, if desired.
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Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
F lexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
** Minimum Qualifications for Consideration **
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience
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