The candidate will work with the Department of Neurology, Taub Institute on clinical studies involving patients with Alzheimer’s disease, related disorders, and healthy volunteers. The Technician B will be assisting other lab members in ensuring the appropriate reporting to regulatory boards such as the Institutional Review Board and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, the candidate will be trained to process PET and MR images and will be assisting research staff in processing data for the lab studies. The Technician B may have the opportunity to conduct research participant visits in the future but will begin by working on regulatory compliance and image processing.
Characteristic Duties: May include but are not limited to the following:
- Submitting protocols to the institutional review board (IRB)
- Submitting documents to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Assisting in data collation and input into computerized databases
- Assisting with basic analysis and statistics
- Performing standardized tests on research participants
- Eliciting information from participants in accordance with a structured interview
- Providing quality control for data and regulatory reporting
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or physics or a completed animal husbandry program or equivalent in education, training and experience
- Verbal and written fluency in English
- Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with healthy volunteers and patients with cognitive impairment.
- Ability to work independently
- Knowledge in researching literature applicable to the field
- Ability to present experimental data to principal investigator
- Must be able to learn new computer programs to collect data for a digital database. Must have basic typing skills, experience in data entry and MS-Office.
- Ability to perform work in an organized manner in accordance with safety regulations
- Will require training modules in IRB-approved courses such as Columbia University’s Human Subjects Protection and HIPAA training modules
Nature of Duties:
- Level of Complexity
Assignments are complex and require technical proficiency and adeptness at making extremely find observations and manipulations required to achieve accurate and consistent results.
- Supervision required
Work under two levels of observation from senior lab members
- Consequence of error
Errors are usually difficult to detect and may result in different and costly adjustments which may adversely affect the result of the research study.
- Choice of action
Requires some initiative and good judgment
- Contact outside of work area