Jobs

Project Scientist/Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Employer

University of California, Irvine, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Location

Irvine, California

Contact

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae with a record of  research experience, and the names of three references before January 8, 2018, at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04391.

Description

The nurse practitioner/physician assistant will serve as the primary coordinator for a large number of clinical trials, working closely with the principal investigator. Under the direction of the principal investigator, the incumbent will recruit participants including prescreening medical records for inclusion/exclusion criteria, schedule study visits, perform psychometric assessments, confirm diagnoses, perform blood draws and lumbar punctures, and prescribe and administer study medications. The incumbent will be expected to attend outreach events, and speak to supporting organizations about research and current findings. The incumbent will be expected to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job, and maintain a high level of professionalism and collegiality in interactions with participants, patients, and team members.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Requirements

  • Current CA NP licensed or CA PA licensed
  • Current DEA license;
  • Current BCLS (CPR/AED) or ACLS certification

Ideal candidates will have previous experience in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials, including trials in dementia as well as mild cognitive impairment. Previous experience in human subjects research, including training in research ethics and good clinical practice, are preferred. Previous experience with electronic medical records, clinical trials management software, and electronic data-capture systems is preferred. Candidates must be able to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and to manage projects within a complex organization; therefore, excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills are essential. This position will be appointed at the level that is commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate.