DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS: 1) Patient Recruitment: Responsibilities include: patient recruitment and scheduling; Arranging travel for research participants; Creating and monitoring project timelines, deadlines, and progress reports; Transporting participants between research sites, hotel, and airport; Maintenance of supplies and organization to ensure availability for patient testing; Overseeing research participant billing; Contacting patients every 3 months to gain insight into any issues that arise; Sending out a newsletter that helps maintain adherence to the 1-year study time point. 2) Data collection and Management: Responsibilities include: Data collection for motor performance, cognitive performance, and magnetic resonance imaging via means such as phone and in-person interviews and surveys; Entering information in the database and collection the NINDS Common Data Elements and physical performance measures at each time point; Working closely with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration to screen, schedule, test, and implement the overall data collection procedures; De-identifying data and preparing data for blinded analysis by completing paper and electronic reports; Entering data daily into the online Parkinson’s Disease Biomarker Program Dataset; Retaining records/archives documents after project close-out; Collecting biospecimen data in the form of blood draws from patients with movement disorders. 3) Laboratory Operations and Day-to-Day Management: Responsibilities include: Coordinating all clinical research activities in the Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience with minimal supervision; Coordinating scheduling and testing with the AMRIS facility in the McKnight Brain Institute for use of the 3T research dedicated Phillips magnet; Overseeing the day-to-day management of the laboratory and coordinate operations with other investigators in the Department; 4) Assisting PI: Responsibilities in the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures and recommend changes as necessary; Monitoring safety of the laboratory to ensure compliance with federal, state and sponsor policies; Overseeing IRB compliance and submissions; Assisting with NIH grant documentation.
LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT: The Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience is led by Drs. David Vaillancourt and Stephen Coombes. The laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Our main focus is to develop a better understanding of motor systems neuroscience and treatments for motor disorders in humans. There is 3000 square foot of space within the laboratory supporting an EEG lab, Pain lab, and Motor Neuroscience lab. In addition, there is office space dedicated to the personnel working with the group and dedicated for computing and printing, software and hardware development, and scientific meetings amongst collaborators. The laboratory is less than 1 mile from the AMRIS facility which is located in the McKnight Brain Institute where the 3T research dedicated Phillips magnet is housed. We also have excellent collaborations with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration co-directed by Drs. Michael Okun and Kelly Foote.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida www.cityofgainesville.org. It is known to be a progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse community, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate. Summers are sunny skies, warm temperatures during the day and cool breezes at night. In 1977 Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year and in 2007, the National Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of the top cities in the U.S. to work and play. The campus includes a full range of academic disciplines with strong research programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, among others. It has an excellent public school system, with a number of high schools ranked highly in the Florida system. The International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School has been ranked as one of the top 5 in the country by Newsweek Magazine.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).
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