Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10-$22.12 Employee group: Full-Time Schedule: Working 40 hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:30-5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003516-SOM Neuro Cognitive Neurology Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Research Program Coordinator involves research both with human subjects with and without cognitive impairments, and with specimens and images based on research in human subjects. The Research Program Coordinator will work with a team of investigators coordinated by Dr. Marilyn Albert, Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Research Projects: The position will involve participation in several ongoing research efforts pertaining to Alzheimer's disease. The research projects include the following: (1) the BIOCARD study examines biomarkers [including cognitive testing, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and blood] to determine measures that predict progression from normal cognitive status to mild cognitive impairment; (2) the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Johns Hopkins CSF Disorders program have valuable human specimens of CSF, blood and brain tissue that are used for exploratory research related to Alzheimer's disease.
The job responsibilities include: (1) administration of phone questionnaires and in-person cognitive testing, (2) reviewing study forms for completeness prior to data entry, (3) assistance with processing and analyzing MRI images using computer software such as FreeSurfer and LDDMM, (4) extracting data from electronic medical records, (5) entering data into a standardized computer program such as EXCEL, (6) assisting with an inventory of human fluid and brain specimens and entering sample information into an inventory database (Freezer Works), (7) labeling and storing human fluid and brain specimens, and (8) working collaboratively with junior and senior faculty, nurses and physicians, imaging center staff, and other related study personnel.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Requires bachelors' degree in related discipline and some related experience. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
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