Positions

Clinical Research Coordinator

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to work on two longitudinal NIH-funded studies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and chronic marijuana use. These projects involve multimodal data collection, including clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing, blood draws and urine screens, MRI brain scans, and medical record abstractions. Responsibilities of the CRC include: recruitment and tracking of participants; data collection; data management and quality assurance; regulatory duties; supervision of clinical research specialists; and other relevant administrative tasks. The CRC will be work closely with study investigators to track progress and implement protocols. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year post-baccalaureate work experience in a clinical and/or research setting. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred. Certification in phlebotomy is ideal.

The successful applicant must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including persons who use drugs, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The CRC will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

For more information about the position, see the posting on the Duke Careers website: https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-CLINICAL-RESEARCH-COORDINATOR-Addictions-NC-27710/651403200/

 

Postdoctoral Associate

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and MRI data analysis. Our team seeks to understand how drug addiction and HIV infection together impact the brain, and in turn affect neurocognitive functioning. With a recently funded R01 to conduct multi-modal data fusion analyses on an existing MRI dataset (resting state fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-resolution structural scanning), we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to make significant contributions to data analysis and manuscript writing. The postdoctoral fellow will also be responsible for assisting with data collection and management of two ongoing clinical studies that include multi-modal MRI. This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing an independent research career in an academic setting, and the fellow will be supported in the pursuit of independent funding (e.g., NRSA fellowship, K Award).

Responsibilities will include: processing and analysis of multi-modal MRI data; MRI data management for studies in active data collection; manuscript writing; and some administrative tasks, such as assistant preparing NIH progress reports. The position entails planning, executing, and troubleshooting analyses with minimal supervision on a daily basis. The opportunity for first-author manuscripts exists, and publication will be encouraged.

Doctoral degree with training in neuroimaging (data acquisition, management, and analysis) is required. Interest in HIV and/or drug addiction is ideal. Experience with patient-oriented research is preferred.

Successful applicants must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (both verbal and written). The fellow is expected to conduct MRI data processing and analyses independently, including the programming and implementation of automated scripts. Strong programming skills are required. Experience with MRI experimental design and data acquisition is desirable. Ideal software knowledge includes FSL, MATLAB, linux, and statistical packages such as SPSS. The fellow is expected to work both independently and as part of our active research team.

The proposed start date is spring or summer 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, relevant manuscripts, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

 

Clinical Research Specialist, Senior (Research Assistant)

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Specialist, Senior (CRS, Sr.) to work on two longitudinal NIH-funded studies that examine neurobehavioral outcomes in HIV infection and chronic marijuana use. The research assistant will conduct activities to support data collection, and will have the opportunity to engage in a wide array of research methods relevant to patient-oriented research. The research assistant will devote a substantial portion of their effort to recruitment, assessment (including facilitation of MRI scans, administration of structured interviews, neuropsychological testing, and urine drug screening), and data processing.

Responsibilities include: recruitment, scheduling, and tracking of participants; data collection; data processing; and other relevant administrative tasks.  We are looking for a candidate who is able to make a 2-3 year commitment to the position. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 1 year post-baccalaureate work experience in a clinical and/or research setting. A background in psychology, neuroscience, and/or biology is preferred.

The successful applicant must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Most importantly, they must be highly respectful of and feel comfortable working with diverse populations, including persons who use drugs, gay men and women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with criminal histories. The research assistant will be expected to complete tasks independently and to work closely as part of our research team. Proficiency in Word and Excel is required. Experience with phlebotomy is ideal but not required.

To apply, please send a CV or resume, statement of interest, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

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