GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Summarize the nature and level of work performed.
The Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University is recruiting a full-time Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (Sr. CRC) to join our lab and lead a variety of exciting and innovative projects. The Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation is a multidisciplinary group under the direction of Dr. Joan Camprodon, conducting clinical, translational and basic research with healthy and neuropsychiatric human populations, using neurotherapeutic interventions (TMS, tDCS, ECT, DBS, etc.), neuroimaging, EEG, behavioral and clinical methods. Additionally, the program includes the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinical service, which is tightly integrated with our research mission and where we treat various neuropsychiatric populations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.
The Sr. CRC will work very independently with some guidance from investigators, post-docs, and study staff to oversee current and upcoming studies. The Sr. CRC's responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Working independently while conducting clinical and neuropsychological assessments
Working closely with study subjects and patients by coordinating and administering, scoring, and evaluating study questionnaires and interviews
Acts as a study resource for patients, subjects, and their families
Serves as the liaison with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to maintain and regularly update appropriate study regulatory forms and file adverse events
Conducting TMS, tDCS, MRI and EEG experiments
Recommend protocol changes and assist with writing protocols and manuscripts
Independently assessing the suitability of research subjects
Train, orient, and educate CRCs, intern and postdoctoral fellows on the application of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TMS) and participate in the TMS Clinical service applying TMS treatments to patients
Assess and address the competency of CRCs, interns, and postdocs on the application of TMS and tDCS.
Responsible for performing neuroimaging and behavioral data analysis and quality control data checks, while developing systems for quality assurance/quality control
Compiling and maintaining clinical research data, patient files, reports, regulatory binders and study databases.
Participate in the production of reports, scholarly clinical research abstracts, posters, and manuscripts for publication
Extensive training in brain stimulation, neuroimaging, clinical research, neuroscience, and writing skills will be provided.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Must be realistic, measurable, objective, and related to the essential functions of the job.
The following skills are required:
Background in neuroscience, psychology or cognitive science is preferred
Applicants with strong technical backgrounds in engineering, computer science or mathematics and an interest in applying these skills to neuroscience are encouraged to apply.
Strong writing and editing skills and computer literacy using Mac or PC is required
Experience using programming (Unix, Pyton, MATLAB, R) and statistical analysis (R, SPSS, Stata) software is preferred
Experience with neuroimaging analysis (SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, 3dSlicer, TrackVis) or psychological task design (Presentation, EPrime, Psychophysics Toolbox) software is a significant plus.
Strong interpersonal skills are a must
Experience with clinical populations is preferred
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS and/or REGRISTRATIONS (if applicable): Specify minimum credentials and clearly indicate if required or preferred.
EDUCATION: Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if required or preferred.
B.A. or B.S. in neuroscience, psychology or related field required. Masters preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Specify minimum creditable years of experience and clearly indicate if required or preferred.
3-4 years of directly related research experience required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.
Duties will be performed in a research laboratory/office.
Work will be conducted over a forty-hour workweek, but actual schedule can be flexible.