Clinical Neuroimaging Research Associate
Company: Stanford Medicine
Posted on: January 11, 2022
The PanLab for Precision Mental Health and Translational
Neuroscience within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral
Science is currently recruiting for a Clinical Neuroimaging
Research Associate to perform the sequence of research activities
on human neuroimaging projects, including a clinical human
connectome project (the "Mapping Connectomes for Emotional
Disorders" project funded by NIH). The PanLab is developing
precision medicine approaches for mental health disorders, spanning
mood, anxiety and attention disorders. We focus on developing new
brain-based classifications that guide an understanding of the
individual and subsequent treatment selection.
Specifically, the primary focus of the Clinical Neuroimaging
Research Associate will be responsible for recruitment and testing
sessions. These responsibilities are anchored in functional
neuroimaging sessions and the pre-post scanning visit procedures.
During study visits, the Research Associate would be responsible
for functional MRI scans, and for associated diagnostic interviews,
and questionnaire and behavioral assessments. The pre-visit
procedures involve recruitment, screening and scheduling. The
post-visit procedures involve quality control and the opportunity
to process and visualize data as it accumulates. The position
requires a deep engagement with the subject area and a comfort with
human neuroimaging procedures as well as with participant
interactions. The position will be work within an
inter-disciplinary team of investigators spanning the Schools of
Medicine and Engineering. This environment creates the opportunity
for taking the initiative to gain research experience in additional
areas, such as in data analysis, imaging pre-processing procedures,
scientific presentations and reports to NIH. The position will be
based within a collaborative team and the PanLab values
cooperation, fairness, efficiency and conscientiousness.
Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter
addressing how your education and experience relates to the
position as described above.
- Serve as primary contact with research participants, sponsors,
and regulatory agencies. Coordinate studies from start-up through
- Determine eligibility of and gather consent from study
participants according to protocol. Assist in developing
- Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing.
- Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical
research projects. Manage research project databases, develop flow
sheets and other study related documents, and complete study
documents/case report forms.
- Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit
case report forms for completion and accuracy with source
documents. Prepare regulatory submissions, and ensure Institutional
Review Board renewals are completed.
- Monitor expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolve
billing issues in collaboration with finance and/or management
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- Previous research experience in relevant discipline (including
but not limited to Cognitive Neurosciences, Affective
Neurosciences, Biology etc) .
- 1-2 years of related hands-on experience in acquiring and/or
processing data that requires a high level of technical skill and
attention to detail (including but limited to functional MRI, EEG,
lab-based assays etc.)
- Proficiency with basic programming and scripts (for example,
- Technical skills and familiarity with imaging software packages
such as SPM, FSL and/or FreeSurfer
- Previous work with human participants
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and two years related work experience or a
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination
of related education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical
Research Professionals certification is preferred.
- Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine
- Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based
computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry,
push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
- Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and
file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects
that weigh 40 pounds or more.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
- Includes evening and weekend hours to align with participant
- Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in
areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals,
blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious
diseases and infections.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4924
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: F
- Requisition ID: 83518 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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