The Penn Memory Center is currently seeking the following people to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals:
Advanced Practice Research Nurse
Become a member of our dedicated and collegial clinical research team and make a difference every day in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The Penn Memory Center is a National Institute on Aging designated research center recognized for conducting innovative research to discover better methods to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
We are hiring an Advanced Practice Research Nurse, specifically a Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, to assist in or lead these studies. In addition, the Advanced Practice Research Nurse will assist the Penn Memory Center physicians in the care of their patients, including prescription management, triage clinical calls, manage family and patient queries, follow-up visits, and urgent care visits. This Monday – Friday daytime position offers a great deal of independence to manage the care of your patients in a team setting.
As an Advanced Practice Research Nurse in the Penn Memory Center, you will become a member of a very collaborative multi-disciplinary team of neurologists, geriatricians, psychiatrists, social workers, neuropsychologists, research coordinators who work together to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s. In this position you will challenge yourself on a daily basis as you develop your clinical skills and medical knowledge base by working with patients and families you will follow closely and with whom you will develop unique relationships.
As an Advanced Practice Research Nurse you will work on state-of-the-art clinical trials and the PMC Aging Brain Cohort Study, a large (400 person) longitudinal cohort study. Duties for these studies include consenting, screening and enrolling eligible subjects, managing the treatment of patients throughout their study participation including education about any adverse effects they might experience, provide oversight and coordination of research testing and follow-up, perform neurologic and physical examinations and in some cases, administer experimental medications. The typical hiring range for this position is $90,000 to $100,000 and is dependent upon the candidates’ credentials.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Nursing with 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Certified registered Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant with licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (without restriction or limitation). Must qualify for prescription authority. Experience with a geriatric or memory impaired population is highly preferred. Effective problem solving abilities, effective communication and writing skills, strong organizational skills; flexible/adaptable and able to multi-task; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.
Clinical Research Coordinator B
The Penn Memory Center is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator B to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. This coordinator will lead and substantially assist other coordinators in the execution of clinical trials and longitudinal cohort studies at PMC.
This work includes the recruitment and retention of potential research participants. This research recruits a spectrum of older adults including persons with no cognitive impairment and persons with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Additional duties include preparation and submission of IRB documents, coordinating and maintaining sponsor or CRO documentation, scheduling and conducting study visits per protocol. The CRC B will participate in ongoing rater certification and protocol training and administer cognitive assessments to sponsor and federally funded study participants and PMC patients. Position is contingent on continued funding.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and 2 to 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Effective communication, writing skills, and problem-solving capabilities are necessary. Candidates must have the ability to multitask and work both as part of a team and independently. Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations preferred. A preferred candidate will have experience and a comfort level working with older adults and their family members.
Editorial Assistant (Temp position/internship)
The Penn Memory Center (PMC) and the Penn Healthy Brain Research Network (HBRN) Center are seeking an editorial intern to work on all aspects of communications within our community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Working with the communications and marketing manager, the editorial intern will produce and/or edit articles, photos, and videos for the following products:
- The Penn Memory Center website (pennmemorycenter.org): focusing on news and events as well as clinical research taking place at Penn
- Making Sense of Alzheimer’s (makingsenseofalzhimers.org): a creative forum, a gallery of ideas, to help people better understand what it means to live with Alzheimer’s disease
- InSight: a print newsmagazine featuring research participants, news and events from PMC, and upcoming research opportunities
- E-Bulletin: a semi-weekly newsletter sent to patients, caregivers and friends of the Penn Memory Center
- Social Media: PMC and Making Sense each have a Facebook page and a Twitter account
This is a paid, part-time opportunity that would be ideal for a current student or recent graduate.
- Applicants must possess strong writing and interpersonal skills.
- Applicants must have strong organizational skills and be able to handle multiple tasks.
- Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, InDesign, Photoshop, or Final Cut is a plus.
Interested applicants should send a resume and three samples of work to Communications and Marketing Manager Terrence Casey at email@example.com.
The Penn Memory Center is constantly seeking professionals who can demonstrate creativity, innovation, passion, teamwork, self-motivation, and commitment to advance our mission of treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Check back for any new Penn Memory Center openings.