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Clinical Research Assistant

We are seeking talented individuals to serve as Clinical Research Assistants for the Boston University (BU) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center at the National Coordinating Center for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project is an NIH-funded, 7-year, multi-center, multidisciplinary, longitudinal clinical research study of CTE. The primary goals of the project are to: develop methods of diagnosing the neurodegenerative disease, CTE, during life, refine and validate diagnostic criteria for the clinical diagnosis of CTE, and investigate genetic and head impact exposure risk factors for CTE. The National Coordinating Center is located within the BU CTE Center at BU School of Medicine. All baseline evaluations (on former NFL players, former collegiate football players, and men with no contact sport or military history) are complete, with follow-up evaluations being conducted remotely.

  • Coordinate and conduct all remote study evaluations, including consenting and determining decisional capacity and patient interviews
  • Administration and scoring of telephone- and video-based neuropsychological tests and other assessments
  • Schedule in-home phlebotomy appointments and shipping of blood samples
  • Collaborate across study teams to ensure quality of data collection
  • Bachelors’ degree (or equivalent) in Psychology/Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, Sports Medicine, Pre-Med track, or related field
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills
  • Proven excellence as a team player

2-year Minimum Commitment:
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals planning to apply to medical school or graduate school in neuropsychology, public health, or neuroscience. Team members will have exposure to a wide range of study procedures and there is potential for authorship on publications.