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Department: Research
Usual Schedule: M-F 8-5
Entity: Carle Foundation
On Call Requirements: No
Job Category: Research
Work Location: Carle Foundation Hospital
Employment Type: Full - Time
Nursing Specialty:
Job Post ID: 24638
Secondary Job Category:
Experience Requirements: 3 - 5 Years
Weekend Requirements: No
Education Requirements: Bachelors Degree
Shift: Day
Location: Urbana, IL
Holiday Requirements: No
Check out this job opening for Carle Providers: Staff Scientist 1, Traumatic Brain Injury Lab Check out this job opening for Carle Providers: Staff Scientist 1, Traumatic Brain Injury Lab

Job Description

The Staff Scientist will work as part of a research team that uses ultra-high field (7T) MRI, neurobehavioral, and neurocognitive approaches to elucidate underlying mechanisms and sequelae of traumatic brain injury. The position requires interacting with other research team members, research participants, physicians, nurses, and staff in a clinical environment. The Staff Scientist I will assist in study design, protocol development, participant recruitment, data collection and management, data processing and analysis, and publication of results. The successful candidate will participate in the mentorship and supervision of trainees and other study staff. This position includes evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis to align with participant activities. This is a 3-year position with a possibility of extension, depending on funding.

Master's Degree in Neuroscience, psychology, life/physical sciences, biomedical engineering, or related field. or Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience, psychology, life/physical sciences, biomedical engineering, or related field PLUS an additional Two (2) years of required experience.

Master's degree with experience requirements detailed below, or Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years of additional experience:Previous human subjects research experience, including familiarity with developing IRB protocols and ensuring research activities meet compliance requirements.Minimum one (1) year of related hands-on experience acquiring and processing data that requires a high level of technical skill and/or attention to detail (e.g., MRI, EEG, lab assays, neurological assessments, etc.).Experience presenting scientific findings in poster/oral format and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts.

ther Requirements
asic working knowledge of laboratory procedures, database management, and research protocols. Excellent basic computer skills, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with investigators who come with a wide range of experience in research; excellent oral and written scientific communication skills with the ability to understand and communicate diverse scientific and medical information to a multi-disciplinary team; understanding of local, state, and federal policies surrounding clinical research; verbal and interpersonal communication skills; critical thinking and analytic skills; service-oriented; technical writing skills; organizational and time management skills; statistical analysis; ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines; skilled in the use of scientific computing software; able to work independently as well as in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment; skilled at strategic planning. Demonstrated ability to clearly, effectively, and respectfully communicate with diverse groups

  • Serve as a primary contact for research participants and coordinate participant activities in research studies from start-up to close-out.
  • Screen patients with acute traumatic brain injury for eligibility according to established protocols
  • Coordinate participant visits for research studies, schedule all participant activities, and follow-up with participants as needed
  • Collect and manage multi-modal research data to include ultra-high field MRI, neurobehavioral assessments, neurocognitive and/or neuropsychological assessments, clinical data, and other surveys/questionnaires as appropriate
  • Build and manage research project databases to securely store study data in accordance with established policies
  • Assist with the conceptualization, development, and submission of research study protocols, grant proposals, conference presentations, manuscripts, and other written materials
  • Coordinate and attend internal research meetings
  • Conduct clinical research in the area of traumatic brain injury
  • Assist in design, writing, and submission of IRB protocols for human subjects research
  • Assist in participant recruitment, data collection and management, data analysis, and publication of research findings
  • Work with faculty and imaging scientists to develop processing and analysis protocols for human MRI data


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