Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Research Coordinator II in Atlanta, Georgia
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Here in the Psychophysics and Imaging Neuroscience (PaIN) Lab at Emory, we study pain processing in people with and without chronic pain. We use a combination of quantitative sensory testing (QST) of thermal, mechanical, auditory, and visual stimuli (i.e. applying these stimuli to participants and measuring participants’ responses to the stimuli) and brain neuroimaging including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to better understand how pain is processed. The individual hired into this position will be the lead coordinator on an NIH-funded study of painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and will spend the majority of their efforts running that study. In addition, the CRC will often be asked to help with other studies and general laboratory tasks, as we are currently running several other studies, some in collaboration with researchers in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Dermatology, and the Marcus Autism Center.
We are looking for an organized and motivated individual who (ideally) has previous experience overseeing one or more human research projects. Prior experience with the main techniques our lab uses (i.e. QST and brain neuroimaging) or related techniques would certainly be a positive, but the individual could also learn the specifics of these techniques on the job. The PaIN Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion, supporting and promoting our trainees, and doing good science that will hopefully lead towards improvements in our ability to reduce suffering, especially for individuals who have chronic pain.
Approves orders for supplies and equipment maintenance.
Assists in developing recruitment strategies and conducting screenings for study participants including interviews and questionnaires.
Supervises collection of study specimens and processing.
Establishes case packages for study procedures, monitors scheduling of procedures and charges, coordinates other services as needed.
Ensures compliance with research protocols, reviews case report forms and audits for accuracy with source documents, attends monitoring meetings with sponsors.
Prepares regulatory submissions.
With appropriate credentialing and training.
May perform phlebotomy or diagnostics.
Performs related approved responsibilities as required.
Handles or assists with administrative activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials and human research studies.
Maintains data pertaining to research projects, completes source documents/case report forms, and performs data entry.
Oversees patient recruitment and scheduling.
Attends study meetings.
Orders and maintains equipment and supplies.
Reviews medical records and/or conducts screenings for recruitment of study participants, performs interviews, obtains informed consent and administers questionnaires.
Collects quantitative sensory testing data from participants (in some cases applying moderately painful stimuli to participants) and accompanies participants to the MRI, where additional sensory tests are performed.
Assists with quality assurance and tracks regulatory submissions.
Helps train other members of the lab, and helps other lab members on their projects when needed.
High School Diploma or GED and five years of clinical research experience. OR
Two years of college in a scientific, health related, or business administration program and three years clinical research experience OR
Licensed as a practical nurse (LPN) and two years clinical research experience OR
Bachelor's degree in a scientific, health related, or business administration related program and one year of clinical research experience OR
Master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related or business administration program This position is intended to support clinical research and all clinical training requirements must be tracked and monitored through Emory Healthcare under the credentialing category of CLINICAL RESEARCHER.
Prior work with chronic pain patients and/or experimental pain testing, some background in psychology or neuroscience, background in brain neuroimaging, excellent organization and time-management skills.
Ability to oversee day-to-day operations of a large-scale NIH-funded clinical research project.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 82777
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Anesthesiology: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.
Job Category Research & Research Administration
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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