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Sleep Research Coordinator Associate

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 with depression.
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 abstinence.

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 status.

Interested candidates should include a CV and Cover Letter addressing how your education and experience relates to the position as described above.

Duties include:

Attach and calibrate polysomnography and EEG equipment in clinical setting
Coordinate collection of study specimens and processing
Administer study cognitive and neuropsychological tests, clinical interviews, and collect medical information according to protocols
Collect and manage patient and laboratory data for clinical research projects
Manage research project databases, develop flow sheets and other study related documents, and complete study documents/case report forms
Ensure compliance with research protocols, and review and audit case report forms for completion and accuracy with source documents
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 administration etc.)
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


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. .


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 light/fine grasping.
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 jobs.

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