Brown University — Project Coordinator

Job Description:

The Project Coordinator position in the Laboratory for Cognitive and Translation Neuroscience will work on NIH-funded research projects to examine how brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease pathologies affect cognition and brain structure and function in young adults, nondemented older adults, and patients with cognitive impairments. The study will collect data from behavioral and neuropsychological testing, survey questionnaires, genetic information, blood biomarkers, structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and amyloid and tau positron emission tomography (PET) to understand the impact of amyloid and tau pathologies on neurocognitive changes over time and to develop harmonized analysis pipelines of tau PET data across the spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Project Coordinator will oversee and facilitate day-to-day implementation of research studies on young adults, cognitively normal older adults and patients with cognitive impairments. The Project Coordinator will assist the Principal Investigator and research team with project oversight, neuropsychological assessment of subjects, imaging and non-image data collection, and facilitate and monitor reliable implementation of all procedures to ensure the scientific integrity of all research activities. The Project Coordinator will also have primary responsibility for recruitment and consent of study participants for the study. Other responsibilities include supervising research assistant(s), preparation of written reports for the Institutional Review Board(s) (IRB) and for the funding source, and perform data tracking and uploading for the project.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 05/31/2026 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience
• Required: Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in clinical and counseling psychology, geriatrics, or neuroimaging data management or analysis or Master’s Degree and 1-2 years of experience in clinical and counseling psychology, geriatrics, or neuroimaging data management or analysis.
• And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience working in research administration and regulatory in a research setting preferred.
• Experience with programming languages Unix, Python or Matlab preferred
• Experience with brain imaging data acquisition and analysis (MRI or PET) is preferred.
• Experience with administering clinical or neuropsychological assessments in a research setting is preferred.

Job Competencies

• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and strong organizational skills.
• Knowledge in statistical analysis of behavioral and/or neuroimaging data and experience using statistical packages e.g., R, SAS, SPSS.
• Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly within a multidisciplinary treatment team
• Flexibility in scheduling participants (e.g., willingness to occasionally work week nights and weekends to accommodate participant schedules).
• No contraindications to entering Zone 4 of a 3T MRI scanner.
• Must provide their own transportation between research sites.
• Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Project Coordinator

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
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Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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