Chronic Pain Research Scientist - Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University Research Corporation

Morgantown, West Virginia


Description

                                  WVU Rockefeller
                                         Neuroscience Institute

West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for an Chronic Pain Research Scientist with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI). 

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is the premier multidisciplinary institute for patient care, research, and teaching in West Virginia and the region. We celebrated the opening of our new Innovation Center on May 15, 2019. The RNI’s flagship facilities are located on the Health Sciences campus in Morgantown, with more than 1,000 dedicated team members across five departments, patient care units, and research laboratories. Find out more about our outstanding works and contributions today at: https://wvumedicine.org/rni/rni-homepage/newsroom/

About the Opportunity

As a Research Scientist, you will support the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute team. You will be part of an exciting collaborative effort working towards solutions for optimal neurological health. In this role, your efforts will provide both immediate and long-term impact to improve the lives of West Virginians and others across the globe.

This position will advance the research as well as economic missions of West Virginia University by providing the necessary skills for the development, coordination and implementation of operational tasks related to several research projects that are essential to the research activities of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.  In this role, you will

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • PTO
  • 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
  • A range of health insurance and various other benefits
  • Dependent Education Scholarship
  • WVU Perks
  • And More!!
What you’ll do:
  • Collaborate and work with the Clinical Translational Neuroscience program on human research focused on chronic pain and the use of neuromodulation, wearable technology, and digital therapeutics. 
  • Operate directly with the executive director of Clinical Translational Neuroscience.
  • Independently and/or as a part of research team work to carry out applied human research projects focused on understanding and improving patients’ outcomes.
  • Design and implementation of research projects.
  • Data analysis and reporting of the projects.
  • Utilize tools such as electrophysiological, neuromodulation, cognitive batteries, and subjective questionnaires to measures, assess, and improve the monitoring, assessment, and treatment of aging and dementia. 
  • Show your good Interpersonal skills while working with diverse populations.   


Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a science-related field OR an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
  • 1+ years of experience involving:
    • Creating, annotating and maintaining detailed records
    • Operation of a computer utilizing various software packages, including creating spreadsheets, charts, graphs, etc.
    • Use of electrophysiological devices (EEG, EMG, EDA, ECG, Eye tracking) as well as wearables
    • Use of neuromodulation or other therapeutic devices used to treat pain
    • Scientific research methods and Institutional Review Board policies and procedures
    • Preparing and presenting information in one-on-one settings in addition to general scientific audiences, customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
    • Data Analytics and preparation of reports
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience conducting clinical translational human research projects.
  • Experience directly working with patients with chronic pain.
  • Completing and submitting federal awards (NIH, NSF, DOD).



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