The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) recruits and follows older normal adults; older adults with mild cognitive impairment; and patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and related disorders. The ADRC collects information on memory and other mental abilities, which we link with brain imaging, biochemical and genetic markers, and autopsy results. ADRC research involves older adults and their family members. Most research participants will have Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or another neurodegenerative disorder; some participants will be not have any impairment.
The ADRC seeks a full-time Research Assistant. The desired candidate is personable, empathetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, relatively independent, patient, punctual, and conscientious, with excellent interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills in English and Spanish. Under the supervision of the principal investigator (Dr. Victor Henderson) and clinical coordinator (Christina Wyss-Coray, RN), main duties include in-person and telephone recruitment of research participants; obtaining informed consent; scheduling and coordination of research participant visits; maintaining longitudinal contact with participants by phone, email and other means; data collection (particularly including psychometric [neuropsychological] data), scoring, and entry. Training will be provided to administer research questionnaires and administer psychometric tests. Psychometric training and assessment will include supervision by the ADRC neuropsychologist.
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Source: Research Assistant