Clinical Research Coordinator

We are looking to hire a college graduate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as a full-time research coordinator for several projects investigating the neural basis and nature of cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders. This is an excellent research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or medicine. The primary line of investigation focuses on the contribution of abnormal sleep to impaired memory consolidation in schizophrenia and autism. The techniques employed include polysomnography (sleep electroencephalography), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and research fellows, the research coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Managing patient studies.
  • Recruitment, screening, and characterization of participants.
  • EEG, ERP, and MEG data acquisition.
  • Sleep scoring, artifact rejection and data preprocessing.
  • Maintaining accurate records.
  • Assisting with grant applications, human subject applications, and publications.

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:   

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Technical aptitude and comfort with troubleshooting.
  • Prior experience in sleep research and/or EEG methods is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mac and/or Linux/UNIX operating systems as well as some programming experience are an asset
  • Knowledge of basic psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or neurobiology preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required for interaction with subjects and laboratory members.
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, feel comfortable working with clinical and non-clinical study populations, work as part of a team and seek assistance when appropriate.
  • Must be willing to conduct sleep studies overnight and on weekends.
  • A two-year commitment is required.

Please send resume, college transcript (unofficial is fine), writing sample, and contact information for three references to lwoodham@mgh.harvard.edu.