UNIV - Research Program Coordinator I - Psychiatry: Brain Stimulation Laboratory (BSL)

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 9/30/2023

Job Description Summary

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Coordinator I. This position is assigned to the Brain Stimulation Laboratory for the purpose of assisting, coordinating, planning and implementing research protocols. This includes but is not limited to subject recruitment, testing, sample selections, data recording, etc. in human research. This job will also include career development mentoring and opportunities for those interested in pursuing graduate work in medicine, neuroscience, psychology or related fields.

This individual will assist with studies of non-invasive brain stimulation for improving regulation of cognition and emotion among healthy participants and patients with neuropsychiatric (PTSD, addiction, depression, and others) and neurodegenerative disorders (stroke, dementia, and others). The individual will gain experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation, EEG/ERPs, physiological measures (startle reflex, autonomic) and MRI and tasks of emotional and cognitive performance. The individual will also gain experience with self-report measures and behavioral tasks that index difficulties such as inattention, stress, anxiety, and depression.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type?

Research Grant

Cost Center

CC001044 COM PSYCH Brain Stimulation Medicine CC

Pay Rate Type


Pay Grade


Pay Range

$37,860 - $53,957 - $70,054

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Job Description

FLSA: Hourly

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Job Duties:

  • 15%- This individual will assist with recruitment and screening of research participants, including the development of advertising materials, meeting with and calling potential participants, distribution of advertising materials, and collaborating with relevant providers and researchers. 
  • 15% - This individual will obtain informed consent, enroll study participants, conduct study visits as per the protocols and provide education information to subjects.
  • 15% - This individual will assist with non-invasive brain stimulation sessions
  • 15% - This individual will conduct study visits before and after regular working hours when necessary to accommodate the schedules of subjects, MRI availability, etc. 
  • 15% - This individual will coordinate proper data management collection according to protocol requirements and compliance.  This individual will maintain behavioral, diagnostic, and EEG/fMRI/physiological data and conduct data retrieval from large databases for data reporting and analysis. 
  • 15% - This individual will initiate and maintain accurate and comprehensive records as required by the FDA, the IRB, the sponsors and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.  This individual will schedule and participate in all sponsor and/or IRB monitoring visits to review study protocols and collected data.
  • 10% - This individual will attend weekly staff meetings to review study progress.

Preferred Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science or related field is preferred. Prior experience in research is helpful but not mandatory, but a willingness to learn new tasks will be important. Further, prior experience with EEG, fMRI or other physiological measures as well as TMS or other brain stimulation techniques is preferred but not mandatory. The ability to use computer word and data processing programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office, MATLAB, R, and SPSS are very helpful.  Strong interpersonal skills are key for promoting participant comfort during procedures and for being sensitive to any potential distress.

Additional Job Description

Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree and one year of relevant program experience.

Physical Requirements: (Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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Salary37,860.00 Hour
Employment Type
Full time
Healthcare & Public Health | Research and Development

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