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Under supervision, the Research Associate supports neurocognitive research efforts aimed at improving our understanding of eating disorders and treatment. The incumbent will serve as the Project Coordinator for a new neuroimaging study of adolescent eating disorders. Duties will include: general study management which includes recruiting research subjects; screening for subject eligibility; coordinating subject appointments with facilities and staff; supervision of research interns; and data collection. Data collection includes administering diagnostic interviews, questionnaires, behavioral assessments, neurocognitive measures, and acquisition of comprehensive fMRI datasets from eating disorder patients and controls. Duties also include maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files; maintenance of study databases in Excel, Access and locally-developed software programs; ensuring compliance with study protocol; and assisting with grant and IRB progress reporting. The incumbent will perform general lab assistance as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of psychiatry, psychology, or related field as acquired with Bachelor's degree in psychology or social sciences, and previous research experience in the related field (eating disorders).
Experience coordinating and performing research duties in a clinical research environment.
Experience with following a research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate study procedures, and collect data.
Ability to maintain current fMRI Safety Training and Operator Certification through UCSD Keck Center for functional MRI.
Working knowledge of functional neuroimaging research methods of research participants that includes running the UCSD 3T MR scanners and experimental paradigms developed in the laboratory.
Experience administering neurocognitive assessments including Edinburgh Handedness, Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence –II, Go/No-Go Task.
Knowledge of fMRI procedures and fMRI safety. Experience screening fMRI subjects for fMRI contraindications.
Experience with Linux based programs including AFNI for neuroimaging data preliminary processing. Working knowledge of Qualtrics and E-Prime.
Experience working with adolescents and families in clinical research studies.
Must be able to work various hours and weekends based on business needs.
Must maintain current MRI Safety Training and Certification through UCSD Keck Center for functional MRI.
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