The Penn Memory Center is hiring!

 

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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Do you have great research, writing and administrative skills? Are you interested in the aging brain?

This Research Administrative Coordinator position will support the research and administrative activities of the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program; the Penn Prevention Research Center’s Healthy Brain Initiative Network Collaborating Center; and the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Center (www.pennadc.org), directed by Jason Karlawish MD and a team of research and administrative coordinators. This group examines the ethical, legal and social issues related to the aging brain with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Current research focuses on understanding the experiences of individuals with ‘pre-clinical’ Alzheimer’s disease, the social and cultural transformations of Alzheimer’s disease, and developing and disseminating evidence informed and culturally relevant public health messages about cognitive health and impairment.

The successful candidate will be creative, detail-oriented, proactive, and a team player. Responsibilities will include assisting in the development of multi-media content for an Alzheimer’s disease website (makingsenseofAD.org) and assisting in the management of its social media, as well as general research and writing about brain aging. Research administrative duties will include time management (scheduling travel, calendar management, meeting/event planning, scheduling research interviews); material management (supplies purchases, organizing reimbursements, and managing participant communications and payments), support for grants administration (communications with IRB and study sponsors); and assistance with data gathering and related duties in support of the research team.

If this sounds like you, check out reference number 40-18349 on the Jobs@Penn website!

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

 

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.