Sleep Research Coordinator Associate
Company: Stanford University
Posted on: November 18, 2023
The Computational Psychiatry, Neuroimaging and Sleep Laboratory
(CoPsyN Sleep Lab) within the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences is currently recruiting for a motivated and
compassionate Sleep Research Coordinator Associate for projects
investigating the relationships between sleep disturbances, brain
function, and emotional well-being.
The CoPsyN Sleep lab is focused on translational clinical research
and utilizes human neuroimaging, high density EEG, computational
methods, and clinical psychology to examine the role of sleep
physiology in the development, maintenance, and treatment of
psychopathology across the lifespan.
Current projects include:
An NIH funded clinical trial examining the impact of a sleep
intervention on emotion regulation brain function in individuals
An NIH funded clinical trial studying sleep disturbance and emotion
regulation in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and
mild Alzheimer's Dementia.
An NIH funded observational study examining the mechanistic
interrelationship between sleep, co-occurring cannabis and alcohol
use disorder, and neurocircuit dysfunction during early
We are looking for a Research Coordinator to help primarily with
data acquisition of EEG sleep recordings and work closely with the
Principal Investigator, Dr. Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski and other
study team members. The right person for this job will be able to
hit the ground running and jump into ongoing projects, requiring
them to learn and apply sleep EEG recording, behavioral, and
psychological assessment techniques while interacting with
participants. Given the primary need will be focused on sleep EEG
data acquisition, the ideal candidate will also be comfortable with
primarily evening sessions. We are looking for someone who is
detail oriented and can trouble-shoot independently while
recognizing when to ask questions. Comfort and skill with working
with a diverse patient population is essential. There will also be
opportunities to gain research experience in additional areas such
as in EEG pre-processing procedures, cognitive and
neuropsychological assessments, data analysis, actigraphy,
scientific presentations and reports to NIH.
Due to the nature of the work and studies, this position will work
primarily during the evenings and two weekend sessions a month.
While there may be some flexibility, we are seeking coverage to
help with the preparing for and conducting the evening EEG data
acquisition. Work hours would typically be between 12 PM - 9 PM.
However, there is some variability, some sessions may start later
and therefore go later into the evening.
The position will be based within a collaborative team and the
CoPsyN Sleep Lab values diversity, cooperation, fairness,
efficiency, and conscientiousness. The CoPsyN Sleep lab is
committed to maintaining an inclusive and supportive environment
for all members regardless of race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected
Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter
addressing how your education and experience relates to the
position as described above.
Attach and calibrate polysomnography and EEG equipment in clinical
Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing
Administer study cognitive and neuropsychological tests, clinical
interviews, and collect medical information according to
Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical
Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other
study related documents, and complete study documents/case report
Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit
case report forms for completion and accuracy with source
Prepare regulatory submissions, and ensure Institutional Review
Board renewals are completed
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Strong interest of human neuroscience techniques and experimental
design including EEG and fMRI
Previous experience in acquiring data that requires a high level of
technical skill and attention to detail (including but not limited
to functional MRI, EEG, lab-based assays, psychological test
Experience working with depressed, anxious, or sensitive
populations such as older adults with memory impairments
Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
Highly reliable with demonstrated organizational ability
Accurate record keeping and attention to detail
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Two-year college degree and two years related work experience or a
Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination
of related education and relevant experience. .
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Knowledge of medical terminology.CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical
Research Professionals certification is preferred.
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based
computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry,
push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file
paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that
weigh 40 pounds or more.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job..
Evening and weekend hours; typically from 12 PM - 9 PM.
The expected pay range for this position is $29.33 to $36.54 per
hour. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good
faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for
a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be
determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope
and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the
selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal
equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable
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