Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at https://www.dignityhealth.org/arizona/locations/stjosephs.
We are seeking a Clinical Research specialist to support the research efforts within the Barrow Center for Neuromodulation (BCN). Neuromodulation is defined as “the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body.” In appropriate patients, this growing class of therapies, in common use since the 1980s, can help restore function or relieve symptoms that have a neurological basis. At the BCN, we currently have a variety of studies monitoring the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremor, Dystonia, Epilepsy and OCD and Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain. We are also studying the effects if DBS on memory and cognition. With neuromodulation technology changing rapidly, and therapy indications evolving, this is a very exciting and sought after scientific area for candidates to expand their research careers.
Two (2) years clinical research experience required. Associate’s Degree in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or job-related experience in lieu of a degree required.
Competent in computer skills including the Microsoft Office products required.
Preferred / Desired
Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
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