• Psychology Assistant

    Posting Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    2018-11393
    Campus
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Department
    Neurology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • ABOUT US

    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

     

    Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

     

    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

     

    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

     

    Position

    The Psychology Assistant will work in the Division of Cognitive and Motor Aging to implement a research study protocol to understand the effect of dance and exercise interventions on cognition in older adults.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Enroll and administer informed consents
    • Conduct telephone recruitments and follow-up interviews, and do study mailing.
    • Conduct patient interviews, cognitive tests, mobility assessments, quantitative gait measurements, and backup quality control of all activities
    • Concurrently monitor multiple older adults during ballroom dancing/treadmill walking interventions
    • Maintain computer databases of behavioral and neuroimaging data
    • Enter data into paper and computerized forms, review forms for completeness and accuracy
    • Acquire, process and quality check neuroimaging data.
    • Perform other related duties, such as studies, surveys or assessments as requested by investigator

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor's Degree required
    • Coursework in Psychology, Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, or Computer science preferred

     

    Skills and Competencies

     

    • Excellent organizational, oral, written and analytical communications skills; strong database management and clear understanding of clinical and research databases
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills required
    • Strong telephone interviewing skills
    • Strong project management skills are highly preferred
    • Experience using REDCap is highly preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows
    • Proficiency in statistical software preferred.
    • Proficiency in neuroimaging processing software (such as FreeSurfer, fsl, SPM) preferred.

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