This temporary position will support two research studies: “Effects of Neuromodulation and Cognitive Training on Brain Networks Associated with Relapse in Alcohol Use Disorder” and “Effects of Neuromodulation and Cognitive Training on Brain Networks Associated with Relapse in Opioid Use Disorder”. The position is expected to last 2 years with a possible extension based upon funding and study need.
The successful candidate is someone who is guided by established study procedures and professional norms, with periodic checks on accuracy, quality and timeliness of outcomes. The majority of study visits are conducted off site at local treatment centers and requires someone with strong decision making skills.
80% Conduct subject screening, recruitment, and study visits
Conduct subject screening and recruitment.
Schedule study visits to adhere to timelines specified in study protocols.
Obtain subject consent and conduct study visits. Visits include administering semi-structured interviews, questionnaires, computer tasks, neuropsychiatric tests and drug and alcohol screens.
Facilitate subject transportation to the University Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) for MRI scanning. This involves accompanying subjects in an Uber to and from the treatment center, ordering an Uber for the subject or providing directions and parking instructions.
Serve as second chair for MRI scans.
Conduct monthly follow-up phone calls.
Collect and enter all study data into case report forms and/or designated study database within the prescribed timelines for data entry.
Coordinate and work with undergraduate research volunteers for study visits.
15% Be a strong team player to help meet key benchmarks in participant recruitment and retention rates, data management, training, regulatory and reporting responsibilities.
Communicate with Project Manager and study team regarding all relevant information to manage study subjects in a safe and responsive manner.
Foster strong relationships with study subjects and with the staff at partner treatment center sites.
Maintain IRB regulatory documentation
Work with Project Manager and study team to review and revise study procedures as needed to improve systems.
Participate in weekly team meetings and monthly coordinator meetings.
Maintain current training for Good Clinical Practices, HIPAA, patient confidentiality, CMRR access and other University required training.
Report adverse events and report Serious Adverse Events per regulations.
Maintain safe storage of study documentation and study regulatory binders.
Ensure adherence to NIH, University and departmental policies and procedures.
5% Administrative Support
Provide administrative support to the Principal Investigators and study team as needed.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Bachelor degree in Psychology or related field (e.g. biomedical engineering, neuroscience), or a combination of education and related work experience to equal 4 years.
Ability to demonstrate outstanding communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
Experience coordinating research studies.
Experience with study recruitment, conducting study visits, adherence to study regulatory guidelines, data entry using a research database.
Coursework or experience working with mental health or substance abuse populations.
Demonstrated ability to participate within a team and independently, as appropriate, while under general supervision of the Project Manager and follow the research study procedures.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems to keep the research study in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Availability to regularly work two or three weeknights per week and occasional Saturdays.
Clinical Research Professional certification or eligible.
Experience with MRI or tDCS
Extensive experience working with human subjects
Knowledge of psychiatry/psychology/neuroscience research
Experience administering the SCID (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5); or coursework or experience that directly addresses mental health and substance use disorders addressed in the DSM-5.
Internal Number: 332099
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