Clinical Research Associate I

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Omaha, NEBRASKA
Job Type: FullTime

Requisition Details


Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: Staff_9874
Department Neurological Sciences 50001975
Business Unit College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Position Summary

The Research Assistant will work in the Mind & Brain Health Labs (MBHL) with the principle investigator and research team to coordinate, develop, and conduct scholarly and clinical research projects. This includes ongoing NIH research in aging, medical, and neurological populations.

MBHL is housed in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha. MBHL (https://www.unmc.edu/mbhl/) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers who are committed to clinical translational research aimed at improving patient health, safety, and quality of life. Our collaborative team––which is funded by the NIH, industry, and foundation grants––combines expertise from medicine, cognitive science, neuroscience, human factors, driving research, statistics, computer science, biomechanics, and public policy. We focus on developing clinically-relevant, evidence-based models of how disease impacts human behavior (driving, sleep, mobility) and physiology to predict disease outcomes (safety, health, and quality of life) and disease development or progression. Our techniques combine comprehensive laboratory and medical assessments with passive, sensor-based monitoring of real-world patient behavior and physiologic patterns with a focus on aging and diseases that affect neurocognitive abilities, sleep, and mobility. We use the results of our research to inform patient and clinician education, clinical care, interventions to improve patient outcomes, policy, and technology development with the goal of improving health, safety, and quality of life in individuals of all ages.

Position Details

Additional Information

Posting Category Research - Non Academic
Working Title Clinical Research Associate I
Job Title Clinical Research Associate L1
Salary Grade RA13H
Appointment Type C2 - REG OFF/SERV HRLY
Salary Range $15.192 - $21.250
Job Requisition Begin Date 08/21/2020

Required Education: Associate's degree or equivalent
If any degree major/training is required, please specify the type:

Health, Science or related field.
(Will consider four years related education/experience combined)

Required Experience 2 years
If any experience is required, please specify what kind of experience:

Experience in a laboratory and/or clinical research setting.
(Will consider four years related education/experience combined)

Required License No
If yes, what is the required licensure/certification?
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Word
Required Other Computer Applications:
Required Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
If any degree/training is preferred, please specify the type:

Health, Science or related field.

Preferred Experience:

1. Reasonable (1-3 years) experience in social, cognitive, or health science lab
experience is desired, including experience with data collection, recruitment and
conducting of studies with research participants.
2. Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Access, Excel, and
Powerpoint) and Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat is preferred.
3. Experience and background in the administration of cognitive and
neuropsychological tests is preferred.
4. Experience working with elderly and patient populations is preferred.
5. Experience with general programming languages (e.g., Python, shell scripting) or statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, MATLAB) is preferred.
6. Basic knowledge of statistics is preferred.
7. Electrical, mechanical, or computer troubleshooting skills are preferred.

Preferred License: Yes
If yes, what is the preferred licensure/certification?:

valid drivers license

Preferred Computer Applications:
Preferred Other Computer Applications: Microsoft Office, R, Python, MATLAB; web design, SPSS, experimental presentation software
Preferred Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers is required.
2. Understanding physical, cognitive, visual, psychologic impairments of subjects with neurological disorders and ability to interact with them in a patient and professional manner is required.
3. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills
is required.
4. Ability to effectively work independently and in a team is required.

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