Research Project Administrator

Brandeis University

United States

December 26, 2021


Brandeis University seeks to hire a Research Project Administrator. We are seeking an experienced research administrator to lead recruitment efforts for MRI and PET studies of aging. We are preparing to launch a longitudinal neuroimaging study targeting early detection of Alzheimer's disease, which involves cognitive testing, 2 PET scans and 1 MRI scan both at baseline and at 3 year follow-up. Ideally, this candidate will have substantial human subjects research experience as a full-time research assistant, or masters or PhD student. This leadership position could be a good fit for someone who loves research, wants to maintain a career in research, but is not pursuing a traditional academic research track at this time.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of research assistants to ensure consistent testing procedures and messaging about the study
  • Explaining the goals of the research to potential participants including descriptions of risks and benefits.
  • Performing phone screens and overseeing scheduling
  • Performing neuropsychological assessments.
  • Coordinating advertising efforts (e.g. print, virtual, radio) and community outreach including public research presentations and other promotional events.
  • Skills & Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree plus 1-3 years work experience

    The ideal candidate will be highly organized, will understand the science that motivates the study, will be a clear communicator. Previous experience working with older adult populations is a plus, but is not required.

    Spanish language competency is a

    Closing Statement

    Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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