About the employer
About the project
A second cohort, Beta-AARC (Alzheimer’s At Risk Cohort) study aims to include about 200 participants (55-80 years), who are experiencing a decline in their memory or other cognitive abilities (people with Subjective Cognitive Decline)). Its main goal is the early detection of blood and digital biomarkers that represent the pathophysiological changes related to AD in people (either cognitively unimpaired or MCI) experiencing a subjective worsening of their cognitive performance. It is a longitudinal study with annual follow-up visits (MRI and lumbar puncture are performed only every 2 years).
Furthermore, BBRC is participating in clinical trials from the Pharma-industry in order to test the preventive effect of experimental drugs in a group of participants with positive AD biomarkers.
About the job
The BBRC is looking for a highly-motivated Neurologist with expertise in dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, excellent clinical skills and motivation for research. The candidate will report to the “Clinical, Biomarkers and Risk Factors” Group Leader for clinical issues and to the Scientific Resources Management for other tasks.
The responsibilities for this position include:
To participate in the clinical projects (clinical trials and observational studies) of AD prevention within BBRC:
- Performing clinical projects visits and assuring good standards procedures, maintaining the participant’s medical safety, controlling the protocol and GCP compliance.
- To assure the highest quality standards for Clinical Research: the candidate will act as a subject matter expert to provide guidance to internal and external researchers on Clinical Trials methods, standards, procedures and other advanced methodological issues.
- As one of the project physicist, the candidate will be fully responsible of the pharmacovigilance issues and the close monitoring of Serious (and non-serious) Adverse Events.
- The candidate will assist to the critical study meetings: selection visits, Investigators meeting, initiation visit, monitoring visits, etc.
- To work in collaboration with the Responsible of clinical operations to assure the accomplishment of deadlines and the achievement of milestones along the different studies.
- The candidate will be the Neurologist of reference for the all operation team and the responsible of the neurologic medical decisions.
- Coordinate and supervise the clinical visits and the team of Neurologists at BBRC.
- Attend the needs of the BBRC on overall organization activities as developing and supervising presentation materials, providing training and supporting the development/implementation of Standard Operating Procedures as required.
- To participate, if this will be of the candidate interest, in research activities linked to the Clinical and Risk Factors for Neurodegenerative Diseases Group.
- To participate with the other neurologists from BBRC to the development of the research infrastructure.
Required qualifications, competences and technical skills
- MD degree in any medical field (mandatory).
- MIR on Neurology (required)
- Experience as investigator or sub-investigator in national and international Clinical Research (industry and/or academic CT) will be positively considered.
- Demonstrated independent medical judgment.
- Perfect knowledge and training to GCP will be positively considered.
- Excellent verbal skills in English and Spanish, Catalan would be positively considered.
- Must possess strong interpersonal skills and work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
- Ability to think independently and work collaboratively (empathic and focused team-worker).
- Organizational skills: ability to initiate, manage and direct multiple tasks and projects is necessary.
- Demonstrate the ability to solve problems.
- Interest in joining a non-profit organization with a mission of high social impact.
- Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications, expertise and motivation reflected on the candidate cover letter and CV. It will be merit-based.
- Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by an internal scientific committee.
- Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is identified the Human Resources department will send a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary, working conditions, among other important details.
We offer a unique research opportunity in a highly innovative project in a multidisciplinary institution.
- Starting date: ASAP
- The position is scheduled initially for 3 years
- Salary will depend on experience and will be in accordance to BBRC’s salary scales.
- Full-time position.
We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing the following:
- Cover letter describing research interests and relevant background
- The names of up to three individuals who could provide reference letters. All files or inquiries should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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