The Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) is a multi centre project based in the US that aims at identifying early biomarkers for autism. As the Data Coordinating Centre (DCC) for this study, we are responsible for the data collected within this project, the organization, preprocessing as well as quality of the data and the project management of various smaller projects within the study.
Applicants should have experience with neuroimaging studies and project management. The study coordinator oversees the development and maintenance of the multi-centre, web-based research database, the physical and digital document repositories (OWL), bug tracking systems (Mantis) and all the project’s mailing lists. They also provide scientific advice and guidance to the IBIS system developers and coordinators at the remote sites, regarding the behavioural and brain imaging battery of tests and instruments. They establish and maintain documentation of experimental protocols and Manuals of Operation (MOP) and are responsible for the tracking and maintenance of standard operating procedures across research sites.
The study coordinator will oversee, analyze, and facilitate quality control of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Behavioural (BVL) research data in collaboration with the MNI faculty and research staff. Track collection and transfer of research data between the four major research sites across U.S. and the Data Coordinating Centre (DCC) of ACE Neuroimaging Lab in Montreal and help develop protocols. Be responsible for dissemination of data to collaborators and other organizations. Act as a communications and research liaison between faculty and research staff relying on knowledge of advanced methods at an academic level at the Montreal Neurological Institute and other international research sites. Prepare content of research ethics and other relevant applications. Participate in special projects and workshops pertaining to the study. Work closely with –and under the supervision of- the Principal Investigator (PI) and the programs manager to ensure that all the scientific and other objectives of the study will be met on time.
This position is within an active research group led by Dr. Alan Evans (Montreal Neurological Institute). The advertised position will be located at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the person hired will interact with researchers, staff and trainees involved in the study both at McGill as well as at all collaborating sites in Canada and the US.
Key Skills, Qualifications, and Requirements:
Bachelors in Neurocience, Psychology, or related field
Experience in management/coordination of neuroimaging or other clinical studies
Strong computer skills. Basic UNIX shell experience a bonus.
Strong communication skills and excellent organizational skills
Good interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and ability to work independently
How to Apply:
Please include your resume. Direct hire only. Please, no agencies, no phone, no fax and no other inquiries. McGill University is an equal opportunity employer. This is a temporary position with the possibility of full-time employment, due to start as soon as the qualified candidate is selected. The fuIl-time position includes all the standard benefits that the university offers for the term positions. We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged and contacted.