October 12, 2021
Neurology-Memory and Aging Center
Full Time
Req Number: 
The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC) will be a core member of the Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab ( at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and will provide support for the coordination of innovative clinical research projects. These projects are focused on genetic variants associated with neurodegenerative diseases, such as frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and the influence of these genes on neurodevelopment in children and young adults. These studies are funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. The study will also explore how brain networks in children from families with neurodegenerative diseases compare to children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental dyslexia.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to become a key player in launching a novel research project with a dynamic team of lab members whose backgrounds and interests lie in neurodegenerative disease, brain development and neuroscience. In addition to supporting the lab’s research goals, the ACRC will gain valuable experience with interacting with research participants and patients, learn about neuropsychological testing procedures, and be introduced to neuroimaging research techniques, including structural and functional MRI.

We are seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented candidates who have outstanding organizational and communication skills. The ACRC should be fluent in Spanish to communicate with a subset of our research participants. A background or certification in medical Spanish is preferred. Familiarity with interacting with research participants and experience or interest in computer programming (LINUX-based operating systems, Matlab) is preferred.