Ted Satterthwaite, MD, MA, and the PennLINC Laboratory — Lifespan Informatics & Neuroimaging Center (https://www.pennlinc.io/) are recruiting a Clinical Research Coordinator to help investigators conduct behavioral and multi-modal neuroimaging research examining both normal and abnormal brain development.
Psychiatric disorders are increasingly understood as disorders of brain development, and our research seeks to situate mental illness in a developmental context. To do this, we use advanced multi-modal MRI imaging and detailed measures of cognition and clinical symptomatology. The position will draw on a wide range of skills and provide learning opportunities in diverse areas. Responsibilities will include assisting with recruitment and acquisition of data for behavioral and multi-modal MRI data, cognitive assessment of both healthy children and those with psychiatric disorders, image analysis, maintenance of regulatory documents, and correspondence.
Position includes substantial direct interaction with faculty; opportunities for data analysis, poster presentations, and writing manuscripts abound, making it ideal for those preparing for highly competitive graduate programs. Position is contingent on continued funding; ideal start date is Spring 2022.
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BA/BS degree and 1-2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate must have a passion for science, superb interpersonal skills, and technical affinity. Preference of an educational background in neuroscience/psychology with plans to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or medicine. An interest in working directly with children, adolescents, and young adults affected by psychiatric symptoms is essential. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations is desirable. While not required, experience with the Unix/Linux operating system, the Python programming language, and/or the statistical package R is a major asset. Above all, the applicant should demonstrate strong motivation, empathy, and excellent organizational skills.
Background check required. Must pass Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act (also known as Act 73) background checks, within 30-90 days of employment. Position contingent on funding.