This position supports clinical trials and research projects in the Department of Neurology under the Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center and ORCATECH, which contribute national and international efforts to understand aging, research promising interventions for preventing and treating Alzheimers disease, as well as develop in-home technologies for health assessment, and interventions to support patients and care providers.
This position is responsible for the design, implementation and management of research studies and programs with primary duties including, but not limited to: recruiting research volunteers, determining eligibility, obtaining informed consent and facilitating study enrollment; maintaining regulatory compliance; liaising with external research sponsor representatives (e.g., NIH NIA) and preparing NIH progress reports; independently coordinating, completing and assuring quality of all protocol elements (e.g., conducting volunteer evaluations, neuropsychologic testing, questionnaires, medical history and functional assessments of routine activities, as well as collecting and processing associated lab specimens); entering data and maintaining associated databases; and contributing to development of professional manuscripts. Requires relevant experience, innate motivation and the ability to complete complex and detail-oriented duties while working closely with investigators and other study staff, and travel within 250 miles of Portland, OR.
Developing, implementing and managing research studies and programs
Recruiting research volunteers, determining eligibility, obtaining informed consent and facilitating study enrollment
Maintaining regulatory compliance; liaising with external research sponsor representatives; preparing progress reports
Independently coordinating, completing and assuring quality of all protocol elements
Entering data and maintaining associated databases
Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience, OR Associate's degree and 3 years of relevant experience
Coordination of human subjects and/or technology research
Project design, implementation and management
Technology development, implementation and management
Fluent understanding of scientific method and human subjects research
Outstanding attention to detail, organization skills; mastery of time management
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, think critically and creatively
Advanced ability to prioritize multiple priorities with competing demands and manage time effectively
Exceptional communication skills with a high level of professionalism; ability to effectively work with multiple stakeholders
Mastery of MS Office, database creation and management (e.g., REDCap)
Bachelor's degree with major courses in field of research and 3 years of research experience and/or project management
Administration of clinical assessments (e.g., neurocognitive tests)
Experience working with senior and/or Veteran population
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