The Penn Memory Center is hiring!

Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Are you a creative, detail-oriented communications expert with excellent writing and design skills? We’re looking for a team player who can lead the communications efforts of three inter-related research programs: the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core; the Healthy Brain Initiative Network Center; and the Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program.

The social media and communications coordinator will work with researchers and research staff to plan, manage and execute communications initiatives including:

  • Writing and designing various educational and promotional publications including a quarterly newsletter
  • Developing a steady series of fresh content for makingsenseofalzheimers.org including written narratives, slideshows and videos
  • Managing the pennadc.org website
  • Developing and managing educational programs
  • Utilizing social media for promotion of programs and events
  • Planning and implementing educational and promotional events such as an annual Thank You Breakfast for research participants

Qualifications

Associate’s degree with 2-3 years of experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent organizational skills are required. The ability to manage multiple tasks and meet demanding deadlines is required. Strong initiative and the ability to work independently as well as with a team are essential. Expertise required in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Word Press and social media applications. Final Cut Pro X experience preferred. Event coordination experience in an academic environment preferred.

If this sounds like you, Click Here or check out reference number 40-19884 on the Jobs@Penn website!

Applicants MUST apply on the Jobs@Penn website to be considered.

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Clinical Research Coordinator A

This position is responsible for administering neuropsychological tests to patients and research participants in the Penn Memory Center. The CRC-A will administer cognitive assessment batteries that are vital to our clinical and research operations.  The CRC-A is responsible for scanning clinical data into a secured database and for data entry. He/she may be responsible for obtaining informed consent or performing other research coordination responsibilities. The CRC-A will work as part of a team to complete clinical cognitive evaluations as well as data collection on large studies on experimental therapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Qualifications

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or relevant field required. Master’s degree in a psychology-related field preferred. Minimum 1 – 3 years’ experience administering cognitive assessments, working with an older adult population, or with clinical research. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and possess compassion and patience for work with older adults with cognitive impairment. The CRC-A must be able to work closely and interact professionally with other members of the professional and support staff, patients, and families. CRC-A must be organized and detail-oriented. Computer database and word processing skills are required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, PhD at dawn.mechanic@uphs.upenn.edu .

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The Penn Memory Center is constantly seeking professionals who can demonstrate creativity, innovation, passion, teamwork, self-motivation, and commitment to advance our mission of treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Check back for any new Penn Memory Center openings.